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 11-07-2003, 06:57 PM #1 Thomas Mahler Registered User   Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: Vienna / Austria Posts: 63 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Split Tool Questions 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! :-)
 11-07-2003, 07:18 PM #2 ^^TwEeK^^ Registered User     Join Date: Apr 2003 Posts: 357 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts 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 __________________ - TwEeK
 11-07-2003, 07:51 PM #3 Thomas Mahler Registered User   Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: Vienna / Austria Posts: 63 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Thanks a lot! These are the little differences between 3d packages that makes an artists life so much harder.... ;-)
 11-07-2003, 07:54 PM #4 dannyngan Registered User     Join Date: Dec 2002 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 1,154 Thanks: 0 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post 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). __________________ Danny Ngan Animator | Amaze Entertainment my website | my blog | my job
 11-07-2003, 07:58 PM #5 mtmckinley The Maya Mountain     Join Date: Aug 2002 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 8,245 Thanks: 1 Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts We have free videos going over the Split Polygon Tool and Extrude Face Tool in our freebie vid section. __________________ -Mike www.mtmckinley.net The Maya Toolbelt
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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.

 11-07-2003, 08:01 PM #7 mtmckinley The Maya Mountain     Join Date: Aug 2002 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 8,245 Thanks: 1 Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts When you drag a split to the corner, you dont have to merge them. __________________ -Mike www.mtmckinley.net The Maya Toolbelt

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