Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting NURBS to polygons, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…In Maya, we can model either in NURBS and polygons, and we…can mix and match the different types of surfaces in a scene.…But we also can convert from NURBS to polygons, and that…can be beneficial if you need polygons, say for a game…engine, or if you just want to simplify your geometry and model…on top of it using some of the polygonal modeling tools.…So, let's convert this object here.…I have a simple chalice, and yes, you can see it's made as a NURB surface.…So, we can convert it by going into Modify >…Convert, and we have a number of different conversions here.…But the one I'm looking for is the one at the top, NURBS to Polygons.…Now, let's take a look at the options for this,…we have a number of different options for NURBS to polygons.…Now, by default, I have mine set to General and Quads.…So, I'm going to try and output four-sided polygons.…And then how am I going to convert it?…Well, I'm going to go per span, in other words, per patch.…
I'm going to have three polygons in U, and three polygons in…V, and this is a very general, generic way of converting.…
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Creating hierarchies and layers
- Creating polygonal objects
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Extruding a mesh
- Smoothing geometry
- Lofting and extruding with the NURBS curves tools
- Converting NURBS to polygons
- Creating and applying texture maps
- Applying UV mapping
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Creating realistic effects such as depth of field
- Batch rendering
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started in Maya 2015
2. Organizing Maya Scenes
3. Creating Polygonal Models
4. Editing Meshes
5. Refining Meshes
6. NURBS Modeling Techniques
7. Refining NURBS Models
8. Creating Materials
9. Applying Textures
10. Rendering in Maya
11. Animating in Maya
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