This assignment we had to create a pencil based on an image reference. It was pretty simple and straight forward. I didn’t have too many problems with it. I did, however, realize that I wanted to change the shape of the clamp after I already had deleted the History long ago. Luckily, I still modified the shape by selecting the vertices and scaling them, giving me the exact same effect as if I changed the curve itself.

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As you can see the renders are pretty good. The metal part is nice and shiny, the bump map on the tip, although barely visible, still existent and a nice engraving of my name on it.

I made both the clamp and the rubber from curves. My professor made the rubber from a cylinder, but I wanted more control over the shape and, in my opinion, I think I made a good choice. The graphite also has shininess to it, though from this lighting angle you can’t see it, so I feel like I should’ve adjusted the angle of the light a bit more, but my laptop is pretty slow and Maya has crashed on me 3 times already, so I didn’t want to risk it any more.