Editing NURBS surfaces


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Editing NURBS surfaces

There are a number of different ways to edit and reshape a surface within Maya, so let's go ahead and take a look at some of those. First of all, we'll need a surface. So let's go ahead and create a NURBS sphere. I'm going to shade that by hitting 5 and let's go ahead and just turn off the grid. Probably, the easiest way to reshape a surface is just to pull the control vertices, or the CVs, around. So all I'm going to do is right-click over this to pull up my Marking menu, hit Control Vertex, and there they are.

All I have to do is just select them. Hit W to move, and I can move them. I can grab a bunch of them. I can rotate them, scale them. I can do basically whatever I want. Now, this is just one of several different ways to reshape the surface. Now, if you're working with Control Vertices, one nice way to select them is to use the Arrow keys. Now, this is very similar to how you would use them on NURBS curves. You can just select an individual or a group of CVs, ...

Editing NURBS surfaces
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Editing NURBS surfaces 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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