View Full Version : Can Maya model?

zack petroc
05 May 2002, 01:04 AM
As I begin to write this, I see two little smile icons on the screen to my left clinking beer mugs..........those little bastards have it made.

Anyway, I'm testing Maya's ability to create nurbs models without visual seams between surfaces when rendered. When I use square, or birail and ask for tangency it tells me that it worked, but when I render the sucker there is a visible seam between the surfaces. When I take those same surfaces and do an Align Surface with tangency on them, the seam disappears. Was wondering if anyone new of a setting I'm missing. I adjusted the tangential tolerance under the Windows>Settings/Preferences>Preferences>Settings box but that did not work.

If you have a nurbs model, of a car or plane with transitional surfaces, done in Maya, that doesn't show seams it would really help me if I could see what you did differently.


05 May 2002, 07:14 PM
This tutorial explains NURBS modeling quite nicely, including tangency, by an example of a car being modeled:

05 May 2002, 12:46 AM
url doesn't seem to be working too well...

05 May 2002, 07:13 AM
Indeed, seems to be broken... funny how that links sorta on-off working all the time :hmm:

05 May 2002, 05:26 AM
when I first read your topic I made the weirdest, most-shocked and confused look I have ever made.... can Maya model... sheesh.

06 June 2002, 08:06 PM
The only reliable way to make tangency is to attach the nurbs surfaces, -> detach them where you want the seam and rebuild... end result, 2 tangent patches

06 June 2002, 04:35 PM
You also might want to use the set NURBS tesselation function under the Render menu in the rendering menu set. Sometimes it's just a tesselation issue and this will help fix the problem.:beer:

06 June 2002, 11:33 PM
neat tutorial which will be easily understood by Rhino users.

Thanks :D

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