I’m reading “Learning Autodesk Maya 2010” frmo Autodesk and I’m stuck on Page 90.
Basically it’s having me create an oil drum. but I’m getting stuck on Step 3:
Step 1: Draw a Curve.
A. Create > EP Curve Tool > Options (Curve degree to 1 Linear)
B. Then it basically has me draw an L that has 5 points.
Step 2: Refine the Curves Shape
A. Has me use the move tool to snap to grid the bottom center of the profile curve
Step 3: Revolve the oil drum
A. Surfaces > Revolve
When I do this, it revolves along the proper AXIS (Y) but goes the wrong way! It doesn’t close it and create a barrel shape, instead it creates this huge fence looking thing because its revolving the opposite way.
Hope that makes sense. Anyway, I’ve tried a bunch of different options for the Revolve Tool and tried redrawing it top - down, then down - top.
Also couldn’t find the addendum to the book, but will try to keep looking. Was hoping it might have additional info.