Smooth Models and Working with detail in Autodesk Maya

When we model in Maya we may want organic and smooth looking models.

  • Select the model
  • Go to ‘Mesh’ > ‘Smooth’
  • Your model will be smoothed and a small dialog will appear, you can add more detail by increasing the ‘Divisions’ value.
  • You can also see the settings menu for smooth by clicking the small square to the right of ‘Mesh’ > ‘Smooth’
  • Once you have smoothed the model you can see a new node (tab) in the attribute editor for that model called something like ‘polySmoothFace1’, where you can edit the settings