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24-09-2002, 12:01 AM   #1
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Mixing NURBS and polygons
Hello all,

I'm planning on trying my first scene in Maya. Before I start I would like to know if I should mix modeling with Polygons and NURBS objects on the same character. I want to make an character with Polygons but am planning on using a NURBS sphere to make the facebowl/helmet. Any advice?

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24-09-2002, 12:41 AM   #2
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choosing nurbs or poly's is entirely up to the artist. Poly's are prolly the most widely used of the two.....but as I said before it's mostly preference. Try both and see which you like more

And my opinion is yes Mix it up a little....that's a great way of finding out which your gonna gravitate towards

Hope that helps:banana:

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24-09-2002, 12:56 AM   #3
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Use whatever is easiest for you to get the job done You'll find yourself mixing Nurbs and Polys as you get more involved in Maya. Personally I prefer Nurbs, but I always need to use Polys here and there in my scenes. Just the nature of the beast

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24-09-2002, 02:01 AM   #4
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So far experimenting with Maya has been very interesting. I haven't worked with polygon's much so I'm a little more familiar with NURBS. However I just watched the Hand Tutorial and the Simple Man tutorial and was amazed at how easy Kevin made it look. I think I'm going to sit down and try the character out modeling off those two tuts.

Also I notices that may of the WIP pictures the characters all have a nifty silvered look to them. It really brings out the details with the models when properly lit. I was wondering how to make that skin so that when I'm ready to post my WIP I can give them that look.

Thanks for all your help guys. :banana:
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24-09-2002, 02:10 AM   #5
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it's not anything different.. it's just the light settings that give that silvery look.. you can use a fake GI plug..
of make a light or two more and up the intensity abit.. but not on all the lights.. have a couple with quite low intensty and one with a higher value, it gives a nice effect.. :p
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24-09-2002, 03:34 PM   #6
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Thanks! When I get ready to show my WIP I'll keep that in mind
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24-09-2002, 03:46 PM   #7
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yep... try them all, On dans mech warrior tutorial he used poly / nurbs / sub div..the whole lot.. and it works great
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