This is 3d modeling lesson of Maya video tutorials offering free learning of 3d modeling and 3d animation in Autodesk Maya. In this 3d modeling lesson you will learn about Maya Mel. Mel is Maya’s code words language which is used for performing all the job of 3d modeling and animation using script and Maya Mel commands line is similar in purpose as commands line in AutoCAD. This way of 3d modeling and 3d animation using Maya Mel script is very effective and efficient for architectural and engineering 3d modeling purposes as it gives you perfect scaling and translation and rotation of models on 3d dimensional axes. Here in this video tutorial of 3d modeling you will learn how to use Maya Mel script for 3d modeling at component level. In the last part you learned how to create a simple 3d character in Autodesk Maya using Maya Mel script and now we shall move on to Sub object level/component level in Maya.
- For selecting certain component of 3d model in polygon 3d modeling using Mel give command “select” then put a flag that is sign of dash (-) after dash/flag without any space put ‘r’ r for root command then name of object e.g. ‘pCube1’ then semicolon ‘;’ to end then commands in Mel, in this way you named object will be selected in Maya.
- For selecting some face, edge or vertex simply put dot (.) without any space after the name of 3d object and then type ‘f’ for face ‘e’ for edge and ‘v’ for vertex and then in big brackets  give number of face of specific face, edge or vertex then semicolon for ending command in Maya Mel and then hit Numeric Enter to see the results.
- This will take some time to run smoothly in Maya Mel but it is one of fattest 3d modeling way.
For more details watch this video and many more other about Maya Mel.
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