Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 1
This course will look at the fundamentals of modeling in Maya with an emphasis on creating good topology. We'll look at what makes a good model in Maya and why objects are modeled in the way they are.
# 1 05-04-2005 , 02:03 PM
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Basic Animation question

Hi, is it possible to have a really high rez character, but instead of messing with the really hig poly char, animate a low poly dummy char and make Maya mimic the movement of low poly dummy?

if so, would anyone know where i might find a tutorial on it, or if simple just tell me what i could do?


# 2 05-04-2005 , 02:15 PM
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Hi you can make a low poly version of the high res and use it as a wrap deformer to animate and then only turn the high res on to render .
I don't know of a tutorial off hand for you to look at but the maya docs will explain wrap deformers although for a biginner this might prove to be a little envolved .

# 3 06-04-2005 , 02:04 AM
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thanks! worked great. i make instance dupe to side of it so i can see it being manipulated, woohoo!

# 4 06-04-2005 , 02:32 AM
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of corse if your smoothing on the fliy to get to the highpoly count, you can just tern on your smooth nodes when you want to render.

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