Using the NURBS curve tools


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Using the NURBS curve tools

There will be times when starting with a primitive is not enough, and you'll have to be a little bit more customized in how you build the NURBS surfaces. This is where you can start building surfaces out of curves. Here, I have a basic surface. This is actually the rear end of that scooter we've been playing with. And as you can see, we have a surface, but also, if you look a little bit more closely, you'll see that we can actually click on these curves that actually define the surface. So if I can highlight one of these curves, you can actually move that curve around, and you can see how the curve itself defines how that surface is built, Either by scaling, or moving, or even rotating that curve, we can change how the surface is built.

This is just a simple demonstration of how curves are used to build surfaces in Maya. Now, before we actually start building any surfaces, we need to learn how to draw and manipulate curves. So I'm going to go ahead and select all of these a...

Using the NURBS curve tools
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Using the NURBS curve tools 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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