Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Inserting and offsetting edge loops , part of Maya Essentials 2: Polygonal Modeling Techniques.
Now many times, you'll want to add detail to your model using edge loops, and Maya has a couple…of tools that allow you to insert and add additional detail using edge loops.…So let's take our sample character here.…I'm going to, again, select my torso, and we have a tool here called Insert Edge Loop.…So let's say we wanted some more details say around the torso.…All we have to do is go Insert Edge Loop, and then left-click wherever we want that…edge loop to happen.…
Once we do, we've got a new edge loop that we can use.…So again, all we have to do is just do Edit Mesh > Insert Edge Loop, and wherever we click,…it's going to put an edge loop at a right angle.…So if I click on this vertical edge, it's going to create one at a right angle to it.…If I click on this horizontal edge, it'll do this edge loop there.…I'm just going to go ahead and undo that.…So as you can see, this is a very easy way to insert detail.…
So now I have a little bit more detail around this torso, if I wanted to shape him or make…him a little bit more detailed.…
- Creating and modifying polygonal objects
- Editing with reflection
- Smoothing objects
- Keeping faces together
- Using the Polygon Bridge tool
- Selecting and editing edge loops
- Spinning edges
- Working with objects history
- Modeling symmetrically
- Merging vertices
- Combining objects
- Using the Crease tool
Skill Level Beginner
1. Polygonal Modeling Tools
2. Editing Polygonal Models
3. Working with Edge Loops
4. Refining Polygonal Models
5. Additional Polygonal Tools
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