Maya Modeling :: Manipulator Arrows Far From Object?

Mar 8, 2011

I have just imported an FBX file fron sketchup, the manipulator handles for move, scale and rotate are really far away from the model, how can I move the handles so that it is in the centre of the model?

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Maya Modeling :: Losing Manipulator Tools

May 19, 2011

It seems everytime I combine objects or do some weird deforming to objects the the Move Tool/Scale Tool/Rotate Tool drifts off into space and forces me to zoom out of what im working on to use the tools. This gets very bothersome when im moving a piece into just the right place and i need to be zoomed in. Im still quite new at Maya and 3D in general.

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Maya Modeling :: Extrude Manipulator Tool Not Show Up

Dec 2, 2011

Extrude manipulator tool will not show up when I try to extrude. I don't know how to turn on the construction history either.

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Maya Modeling :: Moving / Focusing Manipulator Gizmo?

Apr 18, 2012

I am wondering if it is possible to move/focus the manipulator gizmos in Maya.

If I for example am working on a tall plank and want to align the bottom part with something I'd zoom in to be more precise, but since the manipulator is stuck in the middle of the plank I have to zoom out anyway and find a spot where I'm fairly zoomed in but still can see the manipulator.. If there is a way to make the manipulator follow on the screen when i zoom in (without altering the pivot point) I'd be able to work so much easier.I am of course talking about all the manipulators (move, rotate and scale).

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Maya Modeling :: Changing The Size Of Arrows?

Apr 8, 2012

when modeling the movement or scale tool is so small I find it difficult to grab one of the arrows without super zooming in and moving the camera around alot.

is there a way to set a larger size?

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Maya Modeling :: How To Change Size Of Move / Scale Tool Arrows

Jun 10, 2011

I know there is a way to change the size of the arrows, I already did it and made them bigger and I forget how to make them small again...

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Maya :: 2014 Show Manipulator Tool Missing

Jun 18, 2013

What's up with the Show Manipulator Tool in Maya 2014? On my system, the tool is not showing up in the toolbar. There's just a blank spot where the icon used to be. The tool is still accessible via the General Shelf.

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Maya Modeling :: Creating Object At Points?

Aug 24, 2011

Is there a way to select either vertices on a polygon or points on a curve and create an object at those points?

The snapping of objects to curve points isn't very accurate, so if possible, the above would greatly speed up my workflow.

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Maya Modeling :: Can't Select Foreground Object

Dec 25, 2012

My Windows 7 system is using the latest graphics drivers for Intel 965 Express Chipset.

** When i select an object Maya tends to ignore the foreground object you'd intuitively think it should select and instead selects the bottom-most / farthest back object (eg. instead of selecting the foreground sphere it selects the flat plane the sphere sits on top of).

I've updated my graphics driver to the latest available and yet still the nuisance occurs. I am able to select any desired object however i must rotate the view so that the object has no other items behind it (eg. the viewport is tilted towards the empty sky).

Is this some useless setting in Maya that happened to activate? I've already used Preferences to reset to defaults but no good.

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Maya Modeling :: Snapping Object To Face

Jun 18, 2013

I have a large object from which 3 small legs protrude out as in the 1st picture. The faces of each of these legs are at a slight angle in world coordinates.

I have a small cylinder which I want to snap to a face seen in picture 1. My problem is that I simply don't know how to snap the cylinder's side to the face. As you can see in picture 2, a part of the cylinder is in the object, the other part is outside of the object.

I know I could use the rotate tool, but I want perfect face alignment.
1) Is it possible?
2) How

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Maya Modeling :: Can't Find Object In Viewport

Dec 20, 2013

I don't find my object anymore in the "3d world" of Maya.

Is there a way to teleport to it?

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Maya Modeling :: Engrave Text On Object?

Feb 7, 2011

I am trying to engrave some text on an object (a simple wall).When using Boolean/Difference between the polygon wall and the extruded text, every thing disappears.If I try to project the curves on a Nurbs surface, the Trim option does not see it as an object with curves.

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Maya Modeling :: How To Extrude To A Separate Object

Jan 15, 2012

I have built a polygon mesh of an alien and I would like to cover him in armour plating. To do this I selected various faces and extruded them outwards (see picture).

However I would like to be able to select this extrude as a separate object (because I want to texture it differently later on). Is there any way I can extrude to a separate object?

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Maya Modeling :: Object To Duplicate Many Times?

Feb 6, 2013

I am currently building a stadium. Created one chair that I want to duplicate 20'000 times, however Maya is unable to cope with this (even Duplicating Special by 200 is too big for it).What would be the recommended way for these Massive Duplicate Specials ?

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Maya Modeling :: Creating Polygonal Face On Object?

Aug 8, 2011

create a face on my existing object. Is there a way to select the edges and have them merge together, thus creating a face?

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Maya Modeling :: How To Disable Component Use Object Pivot

Mar 11, 2009

I've been using Maya for over a year and I've starting seeing some weird error. In edit mode, I select a couple of verts. I can transform, rotate, and scale the verts relative to the selection's center. However, recently whenever I want to scale my selected verts the scaling origin goes to the center of the object instead of the selection. This becomes somewhat irritating since it doesn't give the expected results. I've included a few pictures demonstrating my problem.

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Maya Modeling :: Invisible Object For Single Camera?

Jul 17, 2011

While modeling I always take ref planes for modeling and texture projection.But while modeling I am facing a problem.

Let me tell the backdrop first I am modeling a female face from 5 image planes for which I have assigned 5 separate cams.

Now 4 of them r working fine but on of the image is coming in the way of the fifth cam.

Now I can easily put the object in layer or isolate etc but turning them on or off is a real pain in a** while modeling.

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Maya Modeling :: Set Object Motion And Flow Path?

Oct 6, 2011

I'm trying to model a cable. I do it with cylinder and EP Curve. I want to set an object motion and Object Flow Path.

I fallow also tutorial but still getting weird result.

My cylinder doesnt fallow the curve along. See attached img.

I set my motion object to normal...also the axis are set so the cylinder moves along curve on time slider good. But when I set Flow Path (latice) the object fallows the curve just with other end.

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Maya Modeling :: Add Curve Based On A Position Of Object

Apr 18, 2012

i am trying to add CV curves to a scene that I already created.

whenever I draw the curve in side view, it is actually nowhere near the object that I wanted it to be near. Its like super far away and im not sure how to move it to the right spot.

Is there some method to add the curve based on a position of an object?

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Maya Modeling :: How To Make 1 Object Out Of 3 Closed Splines

Jul 19, 2011

I am trying to make 1 object out of 3 closed splines. I am a max user and this command is called Attach inside max. I am presently learning Maya as my new job require the rigging to be done inside Maya and instead of exporting my controllers aswell learn how to do it in Maya...

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Maya Modeling :: Round Object With Concave Design

Apr 20, 2012

So I am have been working on this model and am 90% complete and am back to where I started initially. Best technique to model the round foot with the concave design that seems to wrap around the foot (Highlighted area). I have tried a number of ways and have ran into problems such as pinching around the corners, the mesh overflowing over the top of the corners and hard edges that dont seem to want to be softened, but now I am picking the expert brains as far as a technique that might be better suited.

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Maya Modeling :: Align Pivot To Object Normal?

Sep 16, 2013

i am searching a script to align the pivot of a multiples objects (objets are 1 triangle polygon) to their normal. After that a way to offset on multiple objects pivot, a predefined value in the Y axis in local.

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Maya Modeling :: Create Geometry On Surface Of An Object

Jun 21, 2013

I have used Quad Draw to create geometry on the surface of an object, this geometry and its pivot can be seen in picture 1.I then try to mirror this geometry to the other side of the object's surface using the settings shown in picture 2

I get a mirror, but not based on the pivot, but it seems the mirrored geometry wants to be attached to the original drawn polys as shown on picture 3. Could it be a bug or is this how Quad Drawn objects are intended to behave?

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Maya Modeling :: Assigning Texture (JPG File) To Object

Apr 25, 2011

I'm trying to assign a jpg file to an eyeball and the file (containing the retina of the eyeball) comes out enlarged, even though it is not supposed to.

I'm using Blinn Material and hypershade to bring that texture to the eyeball, but every single time I try it, it comes out enlarged (see image attached). I've made sure I click on the Planar Mapping key before I try to copy the image onto my eyeball. I've also tried modifying the size of the image on Photoshop but not luck. If it matters, I'm using Windows 7.

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Maya Modeling :: Creating Object In Side View Away From Grid?

Oct 16, 2013

I would like to create  a simple polyplane in the side view in Maya. When I try to do this nothing happens and the software suggests I start on the grid but you cannot see the grid in the side view.

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Maya Modeling :: Importing Illustrator Curves As Single Object?

Jul 23, 2011

How to import an Adobe Illustrator Curves In Maya as a single object? Every time I import an .AI file into MAYA, it gets imported as multiple objects. (There is an option with 3DSMAX, while importing .AI files, i.e. * IMPORT AS SINGLE OBJECT / * IMPORT AS MULTIPLE OBJECT.)

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Maya Modeling :: Rotate Tool Is Grey And Rescaling Object?

Jun 25, 2012

1. When I use the rotate manipulator the rotated object scales up in the world Y axis warping the object when rotating. In a prior step I scaled the object in the Y axis. I scaled the object while the tool was set to local. However I've done many times before but never had this issue. I've deleted history, cleanup, etc but nothing works. The channel box shows all scales are at 1. To test the manipulator, I created a cube and rotated it but the cube didn't scale so it must be something with the object itself.

The pictures show the scaling in relation to the rotate tool. I zoomed to place the object exactly within the inner ring. You'll see it grows when rotated.

2. The rotate manipulator is grey or partially grey. The tool works so it's not a locked channel. Since both issues happened at the same time I'm thinking they are related.

3. I can't get the X/Y grid to show on the front view. The grid is enabled on the panel and in the preferences. The front view, shows the plane of the X/Z grid. The side view shows the Y/Z grid. The top view show the X/Z grid.

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Maya Modeling :: Scale Object To Match Another Objects Dimension

May 9, 2011

I have a subdivided plane that I wish to scale horizontally to match another objects dimensions. In cinema 4d I can check an objects width and then just put that number into the other object width input.

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Maya Modeling :: How To Combine And Mesh Vertex From Middle Of Object

Sep 7, 2012

I have problem when i duplicate polygon another side of model. The object is not smooth, it look like different model. I try to "combine" and "mesh" vertex from middle of object. but it still same. The polygon will smooth if i use "smooth tool". But i need low polygon for transfer map from high polygon to low polygon. but it not work, because low polygon look like different model.

I need smooth low polygon, but not to much smooth. I need only when i duplicate polygon, it not look like different model is okay.

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Maya Modeling :: Automatically Center Orbit When Pick Different Object?

Jul 11, 2013

Is there a way to tell maya to automatically center orbit to whats selected without having to hit "f" key everytime you pick a different object, vert, edge, etc.?

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Maya Modeling :: Convert A Wrap Deformer To Be A UV Projection Object?

Apr 14, 2011

I'd like a more intuitive way to set up UV maps in Maya. It seems to me that there should be a process similar to using low polygon models as wrap deformers. Basically I figure that the low polygon would act as a projection wrap allowing for less UVs to adjust but enabling a very good flow of the texture map around any polygon, subdivision, and NURBS model of any complexity. Is there such a thing? If not, is there a way I can convert a wrap deformer to be a UV projection object?

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