Extruding Polygon Edges

Extruding Polygon Edges

Maya 8.0 Tutorial


How to Extrude Polygon Edges in Maya



Starting with a simple polygon object, you can extrude the exterior faces to add more geometry.

Another method of adding complexity to a polygon object is the append faces method. For more information, see topic Adding Faces to Polygon.


Step One

Using the Polygons menu set choose Mesh > Create Polygon Tool and draw a four sided polygon. Click four times in a counter-clockwise direction, then press the Enter key.

Step Two

Switch to the Component Mode and activate the Edge Selection. Shift-click to select all the polygons exterior edges.

A second edge selection method is to choose Select > Select Border Edge Tool and double-click one of the edges.

Step Three

With the edges selected, choose Edit Mesh > Extrude. Drag the extrude arrow in an outward direction. Press the q key to return to the Select tool and exit or press the g key to extrude again.

Keeping with the Quads

This is a great way to add to your model and maintain four sided faces. Each new polygon is a quad.