Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Select poligons with more than 4 sides in maya.

When you are modeling organic objects in Maya, maybe you will desire to select, among hundreds of polygon faces, the faces that have more or less than four sides. You can easily do this operation using the "Cleanup..." command under the menu mesh >> Cleanup... . Using this command you can select or directly change faces based in some parameters.

To select faces with more than four sides you can check the option "Select matching polygons" under "Cleanup Effect" and check "Faces with more than 4 sides" under "Fix by Tesselation" .




















To select faces with less than four sides you can check the option "Select matching polygons" under "Cleanup Effect" and check "4-sided faces" under "Fix by Tesselation" . This will select all 4-sided faces and you can invert your selection doing a lasso selection around the entire object with "shift" key pressed.




















Well, I hope this help someone :)

Cheers!

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