Using the Polygon Bevel tool


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Using the Polygon Bevel tool

There are times when you'll need to round off or smooth edges, and those are the points where you'll need to use the Bevel Polygon tool. Let's go ahead and create a simple cube, and shade that, and then let's just go ahead and right-click over this and select Edge, and then go ahead and select an edge. Let's take a look at what Bevel does. So under Edit Mesh, I am going to select Bevel.

Notice what it does. It actually creates a Bevel along that edge. Now, we can affect this Bevel by going into the node that created it. So, if we go into our Inputs, in our Channel Box, or if we go into our Attribute Editor and find the polyBevel node, we can look at how we can affect this. We can actually change the number of segments to make that Bevel a little bit more round, and as you can see, we can use this to actually round off corners.

In fact, I am going to go ahead and undo that, and let's go ahead and select all edges along the top here. So I have selected a total of four e...

Using the Polygon Bevel tool
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Using the Polygon Bevel tool 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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