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 :: 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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Jun 19, 2012

My animator asked me a good question, he's breaking up models to rig/animate and of course shen he does multiple UVsets generate. Is their a faster way to copy and move UVsets to Map1 and then delete the old Uvset from the model? A script, or a working method. I knopw that in Max it apprently would do it for you.

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Jun 26, 2011

Is there a way of scaling or transforming vertices uniformly without having to clean up some of the vertices afterwards.The closest attempt I have got is to switch the move tool to normals but this still requires a bit of straightening up afterwards.

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Maya Modeling :: Moving Source Curve Of Extruded NURBS Object?

Nov 21, 2010

I'm rigging a model of a robot and I have wires (nurbs circles extruded along a curve) attaching to two objects that are on different joints. I have it rigged so that when the first joint moves, half of the CVs of all the wires (in a control cluster) move along with the joint (and, in turn, the object they are attached to). This much works fine, the extruded nurb follows the curve and stays the same diameter from start to finish. My problem starts with the rigging of the second joint (the second joint is the parent of the first joint). I've tried many different ways of rigging it, but as I'm only just starting rigging my thought process isn't quite a straight line yet. Basically my problem is when the source curves physically move, the extruded surface goes twice the distance as displayed in the picture below.

I need to know how to get the extruded surface to always be in the same place as the curve with out breaking the connection.

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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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I am having a problem with my create and move tools. It has just started happening that every time I create an object it automatically is created at the origin. I am unable to move any of the objects i am creating from this position. I can rotate them and scale them but just cant move them. I have checked everything i can think of, they aren't locked or on a locked layer. I converted them to an editable mesh and could move them like this but the gizmo remains stuck at the origin.

Probably something really simple, just never came across it before.

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Maya Modeling :: Character Modeling From Animation Academy

Oct 14, 2011

I have a problem when I am modeling my character or rather the character from the animation academy. I have created an NURBS sphere and I want to adjust it to the arm, so I go to the component mode add some isosparms and then it happens!!! I can´t move any vertexes... but in the object mode I can move the hole object.

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Lightroom :: Possible To Inspect Focusing Information In 4.3

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Is it possible to inspect focusing information in LR4.3 ? E.g., I'd like to know whether AF was active or manual (if AF, possibly with distance).

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I have a problem. Randomly today, the usual controls for moving, scaling and rotating are gone, instead there are just red lines for the X, Y and Z axis. How can I get the other ones back?

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I have difficulties using Cloth : Some years ago I had less problems with Cloth but my characters were much taller than real characters, 2 or 3 meters high for example. Now, I have decided to use realistic sizes for my characters, hoping it would improve the result with Cloth, but it is the contrary. With my new characters, 1 unit = 1 centimeter and it is almost impossible to have a perfect result. I was wondering if it is possible to move manually some vertices within Cloth after the simulations for correcting the inaccuracies.

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Maya Modeling :: Pin CV Of A Curve?

Apr 19, 2013

I have a bunch of curves that is going to drive nhair. However I'd like to use the "soft modification tool" to do further adjustments to the curves. But I'd want to pin the root of the curves so it doesn't fly off the head when I use soft modification. Is there any way I can lock or pin the root CV of the curve? (its a cubic nurbs curve)

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Mar 5, 2014

I made a patch of grass moving yesterday using this tutorial (URL....) it worked perfectly and I got a test render out yesterday, today I open up the file and the grass does not move with the hair follicles and I do not know why, nothing has been changed since the render.

Opened up a new scene, tried going through the steps again and it does not work.

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Jan 8, 2014

I wish to create a testing surface for simulation from a DSM height data (under a college assignment). I downloaded a height data from [URL]........ in a .dwg file format and want to import in on maya and create a surface out of it. 
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Aug 21, 2012


This is my model. Simple.

Now the only thing I want to do is to cut out this:


I used the Extrude tool just for visualization. The problem is, working with booleans apparently doesn't work for such objects, it works for freshly created clean polygons, but not for this one, when I try to use "Boolean difference" both objects disappear.

Extruding doesn't work because the faces are still there and I cannot delete them for whatever reason:


My cursor is pointing on the little face, but both are being highlighted. Making a hole through the the "Make a hole" function doesn't work because it only deletes faces as it seems.

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Jul 16, 2013

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Feb 20, 2011

I am looking for the same function in Maya that I use alot in 3DS. In 3DS, you can "Merge" (import) models from another scene (file) into your current one. It allows you to pick a single model from the imported scene to be imported into the current scene.

I know Maya has the import function but it seems to import all the objects. I just want to import a particular model.

Is this possible in maya?

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Maya Modeling :: How To Select Isoparm

Apr 11, 2013

Here is what I've tried so far in creating the pupil of the eyeball:

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2. Right click - select Surface Point - attempt to select.
3. Left clicking
4. Holding shift (and other keys) - attempt to select
5. Right clicking
6. Middle clicking
7. Marqueeing

When I right click - select surface point, I get something that looks like a selection, but it also has an isoparm dotted line.... when I attempt to DETACH I get an error.

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Nov 20, 2012

I am attempting to import 3d models from a software called Daz studio into Maya. The models enter motionbuilder and 3ds Max with no problem. When I import them into Maya they come in as wireframe. I have been unable to take the wireframe off of the model. The file format I am using is FBX. wHEN I RENDER an image of the model i am able to see it in it's realistic form-but when i attempt to see it in the viewport it is wireframe.

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Jul 24, 2011

Say I have a car engine that I created. to make it easier on myself I made it out of a bunch of separate pieces. then at the end I combined them into one. somewhere down the line I'll want to animate the pieces separately, but until then I dont want all that inner geometry rendering because it takes up unnecessary render time. is there a function in maya where I can delete all invisible mesh geometry? so then any faces inside the outermost shell will be deleted.

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Aug 2, 2013

In earlier version thats work just fine, but in 2013 i cant convert selections,...

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Dec 22, 2011

I'm new to Maya, and also new to 3d modeling/animation programs. how can i learn Maya 2011? there are not very good learning paths to find on the internet.

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Maya Modeling :: Distance Between Tool

Sep 29, 2013

Im a maya user since 3 or 4 months. Distance between tool for rigging which i cant find in maya 2013.

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Maya Modeling :: Shading And Polygons

Nov 30, 2011

I'm having trouble with shading objects I imported from SolidWorks using SimLab's plug-in. My problem is two-fold:

First, the polygons appear to have bizarre twists and bends in them, but there are no corresponding edges to create these deformations. Also, Maya thinks all the faces are planar. I tried cleaning up the objects and it yielded no results. These weird twists appear in both the work space and when rendered. I have tried deleting overlapping edges, but it didn't work.

Second, when I try to apply a bump map to my objects, they don't work. I tried using a noise and a fractal bump map and neither appear on the rendered image. However, the Brownian bump map works. I have tried creating other objects in the scene and the noise and fractal bump maps work just fine on those, just not on my imported geometry. I figured out a brute-force method to make the bump maps work - I delete a polygon and use the append tool to create a new polygon - but I have over 110,000 polygons on this thing.

I'm working on an 8-core MacPro running Windows 7 64bit with 32 GB RAM and two GeForce 9500GT video cards.

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Maya Modeling :: How To Move The Edges

Jun 5, 2011

I'm creating a face, but what I want is to have whatever happens on the right to happen on the left, instead of clicking each point to move the edges. I tried just cutting the face in half and duplicating, but I don't know how to flip second copy.

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