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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Poly Editing Tools

As you’ve learned, you can easily create complex models by adjusting existing, simpler poly objects with some of the poly editing tools that Maya provides. Here’s a brief preview of what to expect in the world of poly editing. You should experiment with each tool on a primitive sphere as it’s introduced, so saddle up to your Maya window and try each tool as you read along.

Later in this chapter, you’ll deploy these new skills on two different poly models. In Chapter 6, “Practical Experience,” you’ll create a red wagon to exercise your modeling skills. For most of the work in this chapter, you’ll use the Polygons menu. Open the Edit Mesh menu, tear it off, and place it somewhere on your screen so you can get a good look at the ...

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