In this series of videos, we're checking out some very basic, yet powerful modelling techniques. While we're using Maya, the principles can be applied in any other 3D application.

Tools we're using:
Insert Edge Loop
Boolean (Combine)

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Vertex Snapping (V)
Grid Snapping (X)
Move Tool (W)
Select a loop (Double Click Edge/Poly-strip)
Full Screen (CTRL + SPACE)
Modeling Marking Menu (SHIFT + RMB )
Selection Marking Menu (CTRL + RMB)
Modeling Tool Modifier (CTRL + SHIFT + RMB when tool is active)
Select model (Double click on a poly)

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