Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Bridge tool, part of Maya Essentials 2: Polygonal Modeling Techniques.
…One very handy tool that Maya has is the bridge…tool and this allows you to bridge gaps in your model.…Here's a really good example, we have this cup here.…And I have the handle, but the handle is incomplete.…And what we need to do is to bridge this partial handle…to the slot on the cup where we need to connect it.…And we can do that using the bridge tool.…Now one thing I do want to point out is…that bridge only works for polygons within the same object.…
If you have 2 separate objects and you want to use the bridge…command, you have to combine those objects first, before you do the bridge.…The easiest way to do this is to select the edges that we're going to bridge.…Now what we need is we need open edge faces, so in other words, this is…a hole here, and so I need to…have something that's kind of an open edge here.…And if we look at the other side here, on the end of the handle you'll…see again I have a hole with an open edge, and that's really what we need.…
So all I'm going to do here is just…right click over the cup, select edge and then I'm…
- 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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