…Now, we've taken a look at…subdivision surfaces, and automatic smoothing of models.…But you also can purposely smooth models as well.…In other words, you can bake in the…smoothing to a model, and just add more detail.…So, let's go ahead and do that with our coffee cup.…As you can see, we've got some detail around the top but…we really, maybe need some more detail around the handle and so on.…But, if I were to say, for example, hit three, you could…see that well, this coffee cup smooths pretty well for a subdivision surface.…
But let's say I wanted to use it in…a context where I don't want to subdivide it.…So, we can actually smooth the object and…actually force the smoothing and add more detail.…We can do that under the Mesh menu.…We have an option here called Smooth.…So, if I select the parameters for that, this will tell me how many division…levels to use, as well as what type of smoothing to use.…Now, typically I want to just keep this at one, maybe two.…
As you get further up, you're going to geometrically…
- 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
Maya: Character Rigging (2012)with George Maestri4h 37m Intermediate
Maya: 3D Printing with Shapewayswith Ryan Kittleson1h 45m Intermediate
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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