SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge / dividing face in only one direction
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 25-06-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
luismg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default dividing face in only one direction

How do you do it?

The Polygon Subdivide tool works in both axes AND only divides in an even number of subfaces.

If I could snap the Split Polygon tool to fixed percentages of the edge...

It's possible using magnets but it's very boring: you have to decrease the number after each split
luismg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2003, 12:44 PM   #2
kbrown
Moderator
 
kbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,198
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Have you tried the Cut Faces Tool? You can't snap it to the grid or anything but at least you can constrain the cutting angle to 45 degree increments. It can also operate on selected faces only.
__________________
Kari
- My Website
- My IMDB

Do a lot, Fail a lot and Learn a lot!
kbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2003, 01:12 PM   #3
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

you can snap it to a grid.

After you cut, select the history item and use the Show Manipulator Tool to reposition where the cut was made. You can then snap it to the grid, if you wanted.

You can also use the Split Polygon Tool.
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2003, 02:47 PM   #4
kbrown
Moderator
 
kbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,198
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by mtmckinley
you can snap it to a grid.
Good to know Anyway, I've just selected the newly created verts and used the move tool to snap them where I want...
__________________
Kari
- My Website
- My IMDB

Do a lot, Fail a lot and Learn a lot!
kbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2003, 04:55 PM   #5
luismg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I found another way to divide evenly a rectangular face:

You split the two lateral edges using the Split Polygon into 7 pieces, for example, and then Split tool again the vertices created.

It doesn't work in polygon proxy mode tough.
luismg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2003, 07:45 PM   #6
BabyDuck
Subscriber
 
BabyDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,170
Thanks: 3
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by luismg
I found another way to divide evenly a rectangular face:

You split the two lateral edges using the Split Polygon into 7 pieces, for example, and then Split tool again the vertices created.

It doesn't work in polygon proxy mode tough.
it does work in poly proxy mode. just ignore that maya complains about subd creation. once you finished splitting the faces, the error message will be gone.
BabyDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.