To ensure the lessons
work as described, do these steps before beginning:
File > New Scene to
create a new scene before starting each lesson.
- Make sure the Construction History icon
(below the menu bar) is on: . (If
it is turned off, it has a large X across it.)
- If you have not already done so, copy
the GettingStarted folder
from its installation location to your projects directory.
Then, set the GettingStarted directory
as your Maya project. For more information, see
Copying and setting the Maya project.
- Select the Surfaces menu
set. Unless otherwise noted, the directions in this chapter for
making menu selections assume you’ve already selected the Surfaces menu
Before you perform
the lessons in this book, ensure that the Interactive Creation
for primitives is turned off by selecting
Create > NURBS Primitives > Interactive Creation
That is, ensure a check mark does not appear beside the menu item.
- Make sure that Soft Selection is
turned off by opening the Tool Settings Editor with
the Select Tool active and unchecking
the box marked Soft Select.