How to Quickly Re-symmetrize a Model in Maya for Symmetry

Jan Jinda shows how you can Re-symmetrize a model to get the symmetry tools to work again in Maya.

Did you forget to turn the Symmetry function on, but continued to work on your model? Well, that’s not a problem… No wait, UV’s are completed, and the vertex order can’t change on the model – maybe it is a problem. Jan Jinda shows how you can get back a non-working symmetry function in Maya using a simple tool. “It used to be a tedious task to re-symmetrize a model. Not anymore, there’s a simple tool in Maya for that,” Jinda says.

Jinda also shows how to do another tedious task, which is how to symmetrize UVs and how to copy non-symmetrical detail to another side of your model without changing UVs or vertex order with his latest quick tip. Jan Jinda is a lead build TD at Double Negative in the UK. Jinda’s quick tip tutorials for Maya are proving to be an excellent resource for Maya users. See if you missed out on any here.