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Autodesk Maya 2013 Essentials by Paul Naas

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Chapter 6

Modeling with Subdivision Surfaces

Models can also be created in Autodesk® Maya® software by using a technique called subdivision surfaces. Subdivision surface (or subdiv) models are created using many of the same techniques used to create polygonal models. However, the geometry that is generated has some characteristics that are very different from those of polygons.

  • Understanding the characteristics of subdiv models
  • Creating your subdiv model
  • Refining your subdiv model

Understanding the Characteristics of Subdiv Models

Subdivs are a unique surface type. They can have different amounts of detail in different areas of the model, depending on the needs of each area. An area that has a complex shape can have more detail, while a less ...

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