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 :: How To Extrude Multiple Faces And Get Them To Rotate Along The Center Of Object

Dec 30, 2012

I'm trying to extrude multiple faces, and then get them to rotate along the center of the object so that they can all sort of have the same angle radiating from the center. In the picture, the one on the top Left is my starting point. I would like to rotate those faces, for example, so that they will all be flat (picture on Right which I achieved through vert snapping to grid) but the only results I can produce are the 2 small pictures on the bottom. =(

Is this possible?

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Nov 17, 2012

I am trying to model the following simple structure:

I made this example by creating a new polygonal cylinder, rotating the top edges that are to the right of the x-axis and repositioning the affected vertices afterwards, but doing it that way just doesnt feel right, it seems too unclean to me.

I would like the affected vertices to only move on a given axis when rotating the edges, so I dont need to reposition them after the rotate operation. I tried to illustrate what I mean in the following screenshot:

The edges I want to rotate are marked in red, the vertices that are supposed to only move on the y-axis are marked in green. The arrows indicate the desired movement.

Is this way of rotating an edge possible with the rotate tool or something?

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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?
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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

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Maya Modeling :: Use Create Polygon Tool

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Maya Modeling :: Why Does Scale Tool Not Working Right

Feb 14, 2012

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Maya Modeling :: Trim Tool Is Not Working

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I've used the Trim-Tool very often, but now it's not working anymore.

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