Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using NURBS Planar, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…Now, the last one I want to show you is the NURBS planar.…And basically what this does it it uses a NURBS…curve as a cookie cutter to cut out a plane.…Now, the one requirement for this is that the curve has to exist on a plane.…So, here I have a curve here, and if…you look at it from the side, it's completely flat.…So, if I have vertices that are above…or below other vertices, this probably won't work.…Let's take a look at this.…So, we're going to select the curve, and just do Surfaces > Planar.…
And as you can see it just fills in…the hole and it creates what's called the planar surface.…Now, I have my original curve here and if I want I could…edit that so it's, actually a Bézier curve here, so I can edit it.…But also notice that as soon as I move this…up or below the other vertices, it breaks the effect.…So, you need to keep these planar.…Now, this object here, it's actually kind of a cheat.…So, if you actually right-click over this and do Control Vertices, you see that I…have vertices all the way out and if I take a look at Hulls, again right-clicking…
- 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
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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