Learn how to use Edge Flow tool. In this video, George demonstrates how Edge Flow allows you to take an edge that you've either inserted or created, and match it to the curvature of a polygonal model. George shows how to manage curvatures and maintain proper smoothness of the model.
- [Instructor] When you start refining your model,…there may be times when you'll need to insert…or create an edge loop to match the curvature…of the existing model.…Now we have a tool that helps with that…and it's called edge flow.…Now here I have an arm, and we're use this as an example…a little bit later.…So I'm going to go ahead and hide that by hitting control H.…Now let's go ahead and create a very simple object.…So I'm going to go ahead and create a polygonal torus.…
Let's go ahead and drag this out.…And then I'm going to go over into my attribute editor…and let's go ahead and dial down our subdivisions axis…to say 10.…Now we want to get this kind of chunky.…In fact, let's go ahead and bring it down to eight.…So what edge flow does is it allows you…to control how an edge blends in with its adjacent edges.…
So let's take a look at how this works.…It's probably best just to show you.…So I'm going to select this edge loop.…So we'll go ahead and double-click on that,…and then Edit Mesh, under Edge, we have Edit Edge Flow.…
First explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, learn about polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand modeling, discover how to create and apply materials—adding color, texture, and reflectivity to your creations. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and effects into the rendering process, and leverage the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools.
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Configuring viewports and workspaces
- Selecting and manipulating objects
- Creating hierarchies and layers in scenes
- Creating polygonal models
- Modeling and refining polygonal meshes
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Sculpting a basic landscape
- NURBs modeling
- Creating and applying materials and textures
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Rendering in Arnold
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/15/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover Quad Draw, UV mapping complex objects, overrides in Render Setup, working with the Time Editor, and creating animation clips.
1. The Maya Interface
2. Select and Manipulate Objects
3. Organize Maya Scenes
4. Create Polygonal Models
5. Model Polygonal Meshes
6. Refine Polygonal Meshes
7. NURBS Modeling Techniques
8. Refine NURBS Models
9. Create Materials
10. Apply Materials and Textures
11. Render in Maya
12. Render in Arnold
13. Animate in Maya
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