Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Manipulating NURBS curves , part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 3 NURBS Modeling Techniques.
Now the we understand how to create NURBS curves, let's go little bit deeper…in how to manipulate and change the shape of a NURBS curve.…So we're going to just go ahead and create a very simple curve.…I'm going to the start in my top window here.…And I'm just going to do Create > CV Curve and just sketch out a very simple…curve. Really any shape that you find pleasing will be good.…So I'm going to go back into my perspective view so we can see this a little…bit better, and in fact, I'm going to do Show > Grid and I'm going to go ahead and…turn off the grid so we can see this a little bit more clearly.…
So as we go to Manipulate a NURBS curve, we can always use our standard Move,…Rotate, and Scale tools.…So if I were to just move this, rotate it, or scale it, I can do that. But I can…also do that for the components.…So if we right-click on this and select Control Vertex, I can select any one of…my control vertices and move that.…If I select multiple vertices, I can certainly move them, but I can also rotate…
- 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
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.