I was inspired after seeing RetopoG, but since it is not currently available I decided to make my own tool for Maya.
This tool will let you use Maya’s makeLive features to easily draw new topology on a mesh. The tool is designed to be very simple and rely heavily on Maya’s built-in modeling tools. This is written in pyMel, which only comes pre-installed on Maya 2011 and later.
This is a very early beta-like version, I’ve only just begun to test this in the last few days but it seems workable. I don’t have any plans to include a full custom toolset like RetopoG, you will mostly have to use Maya’s tools.
A short video explaining the tool:
The Relax Verts and Shrink-Wrap Verts are tools based on Oleg Alexander’s oaRelaxVerts.mel