To ensure the lesson
works as described, do these steps before beginning:
File > New Scene to
create a new scene.
- 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 Polygons menu
set. Unless otherwise noted, the directions in this chapter for
making menu selections assume you’ve already selected the Polygons menu
- Make sure Display > UI Elements
> Help Line is turned on. You will use the Help
Line while modeling.
- Ensure that the interactive creation
option for primitives is turned off by selecting
Create > Polygon Primitives > Interactive Creation.
The option is off when a check mark does not display beside the
item’s name in the menu.
- Make sure that Soft Selection is
turned off by opening the Attribute Editor with
the Select Tool active and unchecking
the box marked Soft Select.