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27-08-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Simplify my Maya modelling workflow!
Hello guys, currently working on the Juggernaut Perk Machine from Black Ops 2 in Maya.

At one point i thought there should be an easier way for modelling this, because I don't want to add every single loop by hand.

Here is my example:

I have these 4 loops selected, and i want to add two other loops on the right and the left side of each loop!
Is there any other way instead of adding every single loop manually?

If i would know this, this trick would definitly speed up my modelling time at some point.

Hope anyone could help!
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27-08-2014, 08:48 PM   #2
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bevel with segments 2 maybe?
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27-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #3
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Thats a possible solution, thank you for that!
I always thought about using the Offset Edge Loop Tool on more edges than just one at the same time. Is that anyhow possible?

Thanks in advance!
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27-08-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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Rick has given you the best solution, you can change the offset for the bevel for all 3 edges at the same time. I think you can only do 1 offset edge loop at a time............dave

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28-08-2014, 12:55 AM   #5
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Alright, Thank You!
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02-09-2014, 05:41 AM   #6
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I have a noob script i created doing this! Basicly what i did was use the offset edge tool then i just deleted the original loop. Use the same offset value to get all 4 loops the same offset (duh). I Dont have My computer nearby right now but ill send the super basic script when i get home if i remember

polyDuplicateEdge -ch on -of 0.03;

change the value for how you like it. very simple yet useful

if anyone can pimp my script so that i can middle mouse the offset like the modelling tools that would be awesome
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