Bevel Plus Object
Maya 8.0 Tutorial
How to Creates a Bevel Plus Object in Maya
Using the Create Curve tools, you can draw an infinite number of shapes. The Bevel Plus menu item takes the curve object and adds depth and bevels (if desired). In addition to using the Maya curve tools, you can also import line art from Illustrator, then extrude it with using the Bevel Plus option.
Select your curve object in the workspace.
From the Surfaces menu set, choose Surfaces > Bevel Plus. Make sure to select the options.
Select the Output Options tab and choose Polygons or Nurbs.
Click the Bevel tab and set the bevel width, bevel depth and extrude distance. Uncheck the At Start and At End boxes to disable bevels.
The Bevel Style pull-down menu offers several bevel profile options.
Click Accept to create your object. In this example with two curves, we applied Bevel Plus to one curve at a time.