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Maya 2018 Essential Training

Use the Polygon Bridge tool

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    Learn to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2018. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation—within a real-world, project-based workflow. The techniques you'll learn here translate equally well to film, motion graphics, game design, and animation.

    First explore the basics of the Maya interface, including selecting and manipulating objects, organizing scenes, and customizing the interface. Next, learn about polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and working with NURBS surfaces. Once you understand modeling, discover how to create and apply materials—adding color, texture, and reflectivity to your creations. Then integrate cameras, lighting, and effects into the rendering process, and leverage the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, instructor George Maestri show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools.

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    - [Instructor] Now let's take a look at the polygon bridge tool. And that allows us to basically bridge open gaps in geometry. Now I have my coffee cup with my little handle here. And, we've got one little part here that still needs to be done. I need to connect this to this. Now I could do that by using merge vertex, or a target weld, or something like that. But let's go ahead and use the polygon bridge tool to make this a little bit easier. So the first thing I want to do is create a hole. So I'm going to go ahead and select this face and hit Delete. And select this face, as well, and hit Delete. And in fact, I'm going to go ahead and select these faces, as well. So I want a bigger gap here just so you can see how this tool works. So what I have here is now I have two open edges here. So, basically I've got two holes and we're going to use a bridge tool to fill those in. So what we have to do is we have to select the edges. So I'm going to right click here, select edge. And double…

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