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Old 10-06-2003, 09:34 AM   #1
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I have never gotten quite to grips with Maya's spline/curve tools. Having used Illustrator for years and having gotten used to it's bezier curves I find Maya's curves a pain. Why are they so akward, why can you not have CPs with control handles like Illustrator.

I know this can be done cos they have this feature in Cinema and I find it MUCH easier. I mean when I want to create a right angle curve in Maya I have to click three times on the same spot, in C4D I shape it with control points. Is this something to do with NURBS or Maya's evolutionary background?
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Check out this link. It might be usefull.
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Spot on! Cheers man, just what I wanted. What I want to know is why don't Maya do that anyway without having to buy it?
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Because essentially, NURBS curves are not Bezier curves. The mathematical formula of each is entirely diferent.
You can emulate it thought with the plugin.
(Maybe A|W will take notice of this)
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Ah thought so! Since you don't have true NURBS in C4D that explains why they have bezier curves and not NURBS curves... it all seems a bit curvey to me
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Exactly!
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