Before you create your
polygon model change some of the default settings to better work
through this lesson.
Window > Settings/Preferences > Preferences.
The Maya user preferences
the Categories section of the Preferences window
the Polygon Display settings, set
- Border Edges: On
- Edge Width:
This displays border
edges prominently on polygon meshes. Displaying border edges distinctively
lets you differentiate them from other edges on your models and
- In the Categories section
of the Preferences window, choose Selection.
the Polygon Selection settings,
set the following:
- Select faces with: Whole
face setting lets you select polygon faces by clicking
anywhere on the face (the Center setting
requires you to click on the face’s center dot). In addition, when
a face is selected in the scene, the entire face appears highlighted.
- Click the Save button
to close the settings window.
- Turn off the Interactive Creation option
for primitives: Select
Create > Polygon Primitives > Interactive Creation (no