Create CV Curve
Maya 8.0 Tutorial
How to Create a CV Curve in Maya
CV curves are the building blocks for Nurbs objects and surfaces. A curve is essentially a line and does not appear in your rendered image.
By starting with a curve, you can build skins, revolved surfaces and lofted objects. CV is short for Control Vertices.
Choose Create > CV Curve Tool and select the options.
In the options, select 1 Linear or 3 Cubic. Linear is used for straight lines and Cubic creates rounded shapes.
For this example we selected Cubic.
Click multiple times to define your shape. For closed shapes, leave a gap between your first and last points. Press Enter to accept the curve.
To close the curve, select the curve and choose Edit Curves > Open/Close Curves.