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Old 11-07-2003, 07:57 PM   #1
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Hey there,

Got a few questions about the Maya Polygon Split Tool. Iīm new to Maya and Iīm looking for an equivalent of the Smax "Cut" Tool. As far as I understood, the Split Poly Tool cuts faces from edge to edge, but NOT from corner to corner, so that I get 2 Tris. But, letīs imagine that thatīs exactly what I need in my particular case...

What to do? Itīs quite strange that I have to cut from edge to edge and then merge the vertices. With Smax, I just cut from corner to corner, tada - Ready to go. Mayaīs a little unfamiliar until now, always worked with Smax as you can see, so donīt blame me for such a newbie-ish question! :-)
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select the face go to polygons > triangulate


and if you want to flip the triangle edge you can select and go to Edit Polygons > flip triangle edge
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Thanks a lot! These are the little differences between 3d packages that makes an artists life so much harder.... ;-)
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When using the Split Poly Tool to do this, you can drag the split points to their respective corners as you're making the split (middle-mouse drag the point).
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We have free videos going over the Split Polygon Tool and Extrude Face Tool in our freebie vid section.
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Originally posted by dannyngan
When using the Split Poly Tool to do this, you can drag the split points to their respective corners as you're making the split (middle-mouse drag the point).
Yes, but then I get two vertices on top of each other and would have to merge them - am I right? At least, thatīs what I thought.
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When you drag a split to the corner, you dont have to merge them.
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