Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing detail with the Connect tool, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…Now there times when you'll need to go beyond…edge loops and add additional detail into your model.…And you can draw that detail using the connect tool.…So let's go ahead and create a simple polygonal plane,…and we're going to go ahead and just give it some detail.…I'm going to go into my inputs here, and let's go…ahead and select width and height, and just dial those up.…To six by middle clicking on those.…Now the connect tool is found under mesh tools…and it's basically a pretty straightforward tool to use.…
You just hover over what you want to connect and click.…So we can hover over faces or edges or vertices.…So if I wanted to connect faces all I have to…do is hold down the Shift key and start clicking on.…Faces and you can see how this starts to draw in the detail.…And it connects all of the selected faces.…Now when I like the detail that I have selected, all I have to do…is hit enter and that ends the input mode and now I have that additional detail.…
Now I can go into this again by going…connect tool and this time, we can connect edges.…
- 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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