Because I didn’t really understand modeling in class even after Alec explaining it to me. I went home and looked up some tutorials on Youtube to create some simple items like a book.
I chose the book because it was one of my items for the room so these tutorials were really useful. Each one has a slightly different way of doing things. I found that these tutorials really helped me get used to the whole modeling side to Maya.
Maya 2015 Tutorial – Making a book Basic by Litruv
Book modeling in Maya 2011 – Basic modeling tutorials by PuppetArts
Maya Tutorials: Simple Table with Books Modeling – Only with Extrude tool
The final book model I created
The image of the book I was basing it on
Even though it is not the same thickness as the real book I thought I done well with this because I managed to understand modeling a bit more and I was able to make the book.