For our create a set with vehicles project the first thing i wanted to do was make some items for the street, so i began with a lamp post.
I modelled it from a source image i found on google when searching ‘1950’s lamp post’ i then imported it into maya and began modelling based on it’s design.
I made the base from flattened spheres, the main neck from cylinders and the detailed swirl from a broken up taurus.
Once i was happy with the model i used automatic uv’s to create the uv’s for the model, i then added a checkered texture to make sure nothing was distorted.
Once applied to the lamp post in maya i added some specular detail such as matte,reflectivity, specular and a some other details, once rendered i thought this looked really nice and quite realistic.
for one last detail i made the bulb glass with the ai_glass texture i imported into maya, i feel this really gives a nice finishing touch.