Booleans let you combine polygon meshes to create a new shape. The following briefly describes what each of the Boolean submenus performs:
- Union: Combines the volume of the meshes.
- Difference: Subtracts the first mesh from the second.
- Intersection: Leaves only the shared volume of the meshes.
To use Polygon Booleans go to Mesh > Booleans
Maya 3D Video Tutorial: The video below is intended for beginner students that are attending my 3D Modeling Class and need a quick reminder on how to use Polygon Booleans in Maya 3D 2012.