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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Patch Modeling: A Locomotive Detail

Figure 5-21: The finished pump elements for the previous chapter’s locomotive model are created in NURBS patches.

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With NURBS modeling, you frequently need to attach surfaces so that a model doesn’t split at the seams. This process of aligning and attaching NURBS patches is called stitching, and this kind of modeling is called patch modeling.

In this exercise, you’ll jump back in time to create an element for the locomotive modeling exercise in the previous chapter. You’ll create a pump for the polygonal locomotive you made in Chapter 4, “Beginning Polygonal Modeling,” using patches that you’ll stitch together. ...

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