Smoothing Illustrator Objects

Smoothing Illustrator Objects

Maya 2012 Tutorial


How to Smooth an Illustrator Object in Maya



You may find that some Illustrator objects appear faceted once converted to 3D in Maya. Follow these steps to create more rounded objects. For more information on creating and exporting Illustrator objects, see the tip titled Illustrator Object.


Step One

Create an object with a curved shape in Illustrator. In this example we created a text object and converted it to outlines (Text > Create Outlines).

Step Two

Add more points to object by selecting the object and choosing Object > Path > Add Anchor Points. Notice the additional points on the object.

Step Three

Return to Maya and select Create > Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) Object.

Illustrator Versions Vary

The instructions in this topic work with Illustrator CS5. The menus may be different for other versions.


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