Need to create a tail: Maya Modeling & Animation
I am going through the learning Maya modeling and animation book and I am stuck. I am on page 65, if that matters, where I am supposed to select the right half of the body and delete it. I understand what the book is trying to get me to do and I can do it with the supplied scene from the disk, but not with my model. With my model, I can't seem to isolate just the one side to delete it. How can I do this?
Also, I am having trouble figuring out how best to extrude the tail. I think that using a curve to extrude the faces would be the best, but I get the same result when I try to extrude the faces individually: The faces crisscross each other every time I try to extrude them. It's frustrating. I think I need to line up the vertices on the same plane somehow. Any suggestions for either of my issues would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.