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Combining Polygon Objects

Maya 8.0 Tutorial
Use: Combine Multiple Polygon Objects into One

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It is often handy to merge two separate polygon objects into a single polygon mesh.

Step One
Move polygon objects close to each other. Shift-click to select both objects and combine them into one object (Mesh > Combine) from the Polygons menu set.

Step Two
With the object selected, click the Component, Vertices icon.

Step Three
Align the points and edges that will be joined together in Component Mode. Use the Snap to Point feature (v key) to snap to point while moving points.

Step Four
Return to the Object mode, select the object and choose Edit Mesh > Merge from the Polygons menu set. Set Threshold Distance in options if necessary. The Threshold Distance sets the maximum distance that two vertices can be apart to be merged.