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Chapter 9. Props > Basic Prop Guidelines

Basic Prop Guidelines

Like so many of the activities in Maya, the process of modeling props benefits from some early decision making and the use of a routine. The decisions are basic choices of things such as space, orientation, and technique. The routine brings reliability, ensuring that necessary steps are undertaken and that time isn't wasted later, because each prop model requires some spelunking to understand how it should be used.

Although the following work patterns for modeling props will become habit in time, it might help to hang a mnemonic on them. So, for your prop modeling enjoyment and edification, I hereby introduce the Three S's of Prop Modeling.


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