Submittion of Project for Computer Science
3710. Included one rendered copy of the Lethbridge Teapot
and Two Different view of Vulcans Enterprise Replica.
Submitted to: Dr. Steven Wismath Computer Science 3710
I used Alias Wavefront's Maya for all both portions of
For the Lethbridge Teapot, I used the CV curve tool in
Maya to first sketch one side of the teapot and then using
the revolve tool I was able to create a wire frame model.
All that was left was scaling of a few vertices to make
the lip of the Teapot and the texturing of the model. For
this I used photoshop to crop a picture of the teapot and
used this cropping as a wrap around for the final texturing
of the Teapot.
For the main portion of the project I finally decided to
model the replica Starship Enterprise located in Vulcan,
Alberta. The ship took a lot longer than I expected to model.
I can honestly say there were a lot of polygons used in
the final model. The model is based on three different picture
of the starship I found online, giving me views from all
sides of the model.
Once modelled I used a number of different textures to
add color and detail to the model - however I did leave
out some of the decals, as I was not able to figure out
the 2D painting in Maya with the time I had. My background
is and environmental background offered with Maya. The clouds
I modelled myself, with help of a very large tutorial I
The hardest part in regards to building each of the scenes
was texturing. I had a horrible time trying to incorporate
layerd textures and then once I figured that out, trying
to make the textures look not plasticy. I would also have
to say, the clouds I modelled for the picture of the starship
were not all that easy themselves.
There is a lot that can be said about Maya and there are
a lot of really interesting features. It is however a very
large program and quite difficult to master in three days.