Using the Polygon Bridge tool


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Using the Polygon Bridge tool

Maya does have multiple ways of connecting together multiple surfaces. Another really handy tool to know is called the Polygon Bridge tool. Now I'm going to use this tool to actually stick our character back together, but this time using a different method. So again, I have two halves of the character. Just like before, I'm going to go ahead and select both sides, and I'm going to do Mesh > Combine. I have a bit of a gap between the character. Typically, I can just stitch him up in the middle, but another way to do it is to use the Polygon Bridge tool.

So I'm going to go into my Front Viewport. I am going to turn off X-Ray here, so we can see. Now I'm going to go into Face mode. What I'm going to do is select both of these rows of faces right down the middle. So I'm basically going to select everything down the middle and hit Delete. What this does is it basically leaves two very open edges, basically two shells here. Now, I'm going to go back in the Object m...

Using the Polygon Bridge tool
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Using the Polygon Bridge 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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Maya
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