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The hullof the ship wasmade by usingMaya's birailfunction tosweep curvesalong two railcurves to getone side of thehull. The hullsurface wasthen mirroredto get thecomplete hull.
I then build thefront deck, bylofting the topcurves from thehull. Thepassenger'scabin deckswere thencreated byduplicatingcurves from thegeometry ofthe hull andlofting them.This ensuredcontinuity ofthe surface.To get thelower deck (thecutout in theside of the hull)I projected theshape of thelower deckonto the hullsurfaces andtrimmed awaythe holes.
(Figure 2)Figure 2
A loftedsurface fromthe trim curveson the hull,