Subdivision Surfaces

Subdivision Surfaces - Subdivision Surfaces Facts...

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Facts Marginalized in Maya, but prominent in other 3D software (ie: Lightwave, CATIA) Previously had their own module Now a very small part of the surfaces module Inspiration for new polygon workflow Multiple subdivision levels Creasing smooth surfaces without adding topology
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Subdivision Level accessed with corresponding number buttons 1 3 2
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Creasing accessed in the surfaces module, in the subdivision surfaces menu None Full Partial
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2 Modes Standard Mode: Used primarily for adding creases to the smoothed mesh Polygon Mode: Used for changes in topology This mode makes all polygon modeling tools accessible for the subdivision surface
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Workflow In Maya, a subdivision surfaces model is typically started with a polygon model, then converted to subdiv.
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In Maya, a subdivision surfaces model is typically started with a polygon model, then converted to subdiv. The modeler would then typically enter polygon mode to add or change topology. All of the polygon
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