Connecting components and splitting polygons


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Connecting components and splitting polygons

There are times when you'll need to create geometry that doesn't follow the standard edged loop paradigm, times when you'll have to actually kind of draw out your polygons on a surface. There is a couple of tools in Maya that allow you to do this. Let's go ahead and start by creating a plane, shading it, and I'm going to go ahead and move that above the grid so we can see it. I'm also going to give myself some details. So I'm going to give myself about five or six subdivisions in each direction. Now let's go ahead and take a look at the Edit Mesh menu.

I'm going to tear this off, so we can actually have this right over here. There are two tools that we can use, that can really help us to define geometry very precisely. One is called the Split Polygon tool. The other one is called Connect Components. Let me show you how each of these works. First of all, the Split Polygon tool allows you to basically cut polygons in hallf, or cut faces in half. So when I sele...

Connecting components and splitting polygons
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Connecting components and splitting polygons provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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