For this assignment, create a simple polygonal model using a REAL object as a reference.


  1. Find a real world reference. This could be images from the web or photos of an actual object.
  2. Create reference images of the side, front and top views of the object either by drawing or photographing the object.

Maya Project

  1. Before you start modeling anything, create a Maya project folder. (File > Project Window)
  2. Your maya scene files (.ma) will be saved in

    Reference images will go in


Image Planes

In Maya, Image Planes are to be used to display the reference images.

  1. Create a Free Image Plane for each reference image
  2. Position and scale the image planes so that their images are aligned.

What to submit?

  1. Zip up the whole maya project folder, and submit the zip file.
  2. Render out a turntable, upload it to Vimeo, and submit the link to the video.