From the initial setup of the ship, everything is carefully covered. The student is shown how to set up the splines that will eventually form the keel, which is then surfaced up. The keel is split into a top and bottom segment so that the top can have deck holes for draining water added, then the deck is laid. The deck is then refined to its three main heights and deck houses are added followed by additional detail and yardarms, belaying pins, rope hooks and so forth.
After this the masts are carefully added in and mast boom extensions put in place, from which the first rigging including the climbers is added. On top of this, several more layers of rigging are built up using splines and put into place. Sails are created, and using wind dynamics and Garment Maker their effective use is demonstrated. The anchor is modelled and an edge-looping exercise is completed which builds the figurehead. When complete, everything is put together and textured using several different methods. Finally a sea system is built and the completed 3d model is rendered using Mental Ray and the Daylight system.
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