Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Duplicating NURBS curves , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 3 NURBS Modeling Techniques.
Now as you start creating more and more NURBS curves, there are times when you'll…want to copy or duplicate curves.…Now, simple duplications are pretty easy, but there are other ways of duplicating…curves that give us more functionality.…So let's take a look at some of the various ways of duplicating curves.…So let's just go ahead and create a simple circle.…So I'm going to go Create > NURBS Primitives > Circle, and just drag out a…simple NURBS circle.…Now if we wanted to do a very simple duplicate, we could just Edit > Duplicate, and…the keyboard shortcut for that is Ctrl+D. So if I do Ctrl+D, you can see I can…duplicate the curve.…
So I have NURBS circle one and NURBS circle two.…Now, if I were to go to this first NURBS circle and, say, change some of these…inputs here in my Channel Box-- let's say I changed my Radius--…you'll see that, well, nothing follows along.…When I create just a standard duplicate, I've just duplicated it at that point.…There is no connection to the originating curve.…So let's go ahead and select that NURBS circle two and delete it.…
- Creating NURBS primitives
- Manipulating NURBS surfaces and curves
- Detaching NURBS surfaces
- Creating Bezier curves, arcs, and text
- Opening and closing NURBS curves
- Duplicating curves
- Working with the Resolve, Loft, Extrude, and Planar commands
- Creating curves on a surface
- Trimming surfaces
- Working with NURBS Booleans
Skill Level Beginner
1. Modeling with NURBS Primitives
2. Working with NURBS Curves
3. Creating NURBS Surfaces from Curves
4. Refining NURBS Models
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