Using NURBS Planar


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Using NURBS Planar

There are times when you want to make regular shapes out of a NURBS surface. These are the times when we'll need to use Planar. Now what Planar does is it basically takes a flat NURBS plane and uses a curve to clip it out. Now, in order to use this tool, we need to draw curves that are perfectly flat. So, let's go ahead and do one. I'm going to go into my Top View. Under Create, let's go ahead and use a Bezier curve here.

Let's just draw out a simple heart. So, I'm going to go ahead and draw out a simple heart shape. I'm going to hit Enter here, and then just use Edit Curves > Open/Close Curves to finish that off. Okay, so now I've got a very simple shape. Also, make sure that that shape is flat, which is why I drew it in the Top View.

Now once I have that Curve selected, all you have to do is do Surfaces > Planar. Now what this does is it -- well, let's shade this, it makes a surface that kind of hangs out between that curve. Now, the real trick to ...

Using NURBS Planar
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Using NURBS Planar provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Maya 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Maya
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