How to Work With Subdivision Surfaces in Maya


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Working with subdivision surfaces

Now let's take a look at Subdivision Surfaces. This is basically a modifier that does pretty much the same thing as the Subdivide command in the Object Tools Panel. But this is more interactive, it's basically live so we can actually modify an object and have it subdivide at the same time. It's really great for character animation and anything where you need organic shapes that animate. So I am going to go ahead and select this box and expand out my Properties Panel just a little bit so I can get into my Modifiers and then I am going to add Subdivision Surface.

Now notice what happens, as soon as I add this, it starts subdividing this particular surface. So if I want I can add more subdivisions in my View and also more in my Render. Now with this you got to be a little careful not to add too many because you can very easily get millions of polygons if you bring this up much above three or four. So you have to be very careful with this. But we can actually dial in Resolution and w...

Working with subdivision surfaces
Video duration: 3m 49s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Working with subdivision surfaces provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Blender
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