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Old 15-10-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
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Question How can I obtain soft edges on complexe nurbs objects?

Hi,

I'm a new comer on Maya and in this forum also. This makes several weeks i'm working on complexe IGS objects. They are integrated in Maya as nurbs objects. My trouble is that, the edges of the objects are very straight .
Is there a tool to make edges smoother ?
I would like also to keep them as nurbs and not to convert them to poly. This is mainly because i have a uge amount of objects to work with in the same scene.

But maybee this is not a usefull?
Is there another way by texturing or rendering parameters to obtain a more realistic form ?

thx for any help


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Old 15-10-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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Sure

Ps, I LOVE your name! hehe.. ZOLTAN! hehe..
"He jumped us, and stole our Bubble wrap jumpsuits!" hehe..

Anyway...

You can do 2 things:

1. Select each object by itself, and turn on "Display Render Tessilation", and tweak your tessilation from there to achive a smoother surface, as Maya converts your objects to polys anyway upon rendering.

2. Convert to SubD.

Hope these tips helped out a little...








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Old 16-10-2003, 12:05 PM   #3
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Default Thx Ragecgi

Wouldn't expect my pseudo had such impact

i'm not sure to know what you refere to:"He jumped us, and stole our Bubble wrap jumpsuits". I choisen it because of David Blair caracter" Zoltan Abaddin" in Wax movie.

Thx for the tip, I have a go on it right now.
Just a question: Does the subdivision surfaces are less expensive to render than nurbs ?
Indeed, I don't know even more if nurbs are faster to render than poly; as I had read many contradiction about it.javascript:smilie('')
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hum, please forget about my last question Ragecgi.You allready answerd me, this is just i had baddly translated. So if nurbs are converted to poly when rendering: the poly objects should be faster to render I deduce
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Wasn't Zoltan also the name of the Coin-operated fortune teller machine in that Tom Hanks movie, "Big"?
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True also Nitro! Good eye!

The "Zoltan" I refer to, is from the movie:
"Dude, where's my car?"

Zoltan was the name of the leader of the nerdy group of cult-members obsessed with the trinkut from space.

ps, they all wore Bubble-wrap jumpsuits hehe...

That was a funny movie
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Allright,

I'm done

Will try to watch this.
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