Maya Modeling :: Show Piping In A Tank

Mar 20, 2012

I have modeled a tank(storage) and i need to show some of the piping that is inside the tank. I tried removing some faces and extruding the edges, then some beveling, to show some thickness but that really messes up the smoothing around the hole. Is there a better way to do this to maintain the smoothness?

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AutoCad 3D :: Modeling A Precast Concrete Tank

Jan 17, 2013

I have been trying to draw a precast concrete tank and have run into a problem. The tank walls are not constant thickness. At the bottom they are 3.5" thick and taper to 3" thick at the top. Also, the top dimensions of the tank are longer and wider than the bottom dimensions of the tank. My solution has been to draw the outside bottom as a rectangle and offset the rectangle by 3.5". Then repeat this for the top dimensions, set the top two rectangles at the correct elevation and loft them. Then, I press-pull the center out of the tank. This results in a quasi-correct representation of the outside tank but the wall thickness does not taper correctly and the walls are hollow.

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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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Dec 2, 2012

My manipulation tools doesn't show up when i click show manipulation tool. neither move,neither rotation..nothing!

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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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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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Maya Modeling :: Unable To Edit DSM

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. 
I am using maya 2013 on windows OS.

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Maya Modeling :: Cut Out A Piece Of A Polygon

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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Maya Modeling :: 2013 Won't Let To Select Anything?

Jul 16, 2013

i have been having problems with maya where i can't select  individual faces vertices or anythign other than the entire model

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Maya Modeling :: How To Extrude Edges

Nov 27, 2011

My model loses lambert on only certain faces every so often. Might be related to clicking on camera or trying to extrude certain edges. I want to delete the camera but this happens to the model every time i touch the camera. I can't reapply the lambert by pressing 6 or assigning new material. if you know what's happening.

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Maya Modeling :: How To Import All The Objects

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?

3DS Max 6 to 2009, Maya 2010
NVIDIA Quadro 1700, Quad Core 2.67GHz, 4Gb RAM

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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:

1. Right click - select isoparm - attempt to select.
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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Maya Modeling :: Getting Rid Of Wireframe View?

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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Maya Modeling :: Hiding Inner Geometry?

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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Maya Modeling :: Can't Convert Selections

Aug 2, 2013

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

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Maya :: 3D Modeling / Animation Programs

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 :: How To Create Feathers

Dec 13, 2012

How to craete feathers in maya 2012? Or any good plugin for it for win. 7 x32 bit Maya 2012 ?

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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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Sep 1, 2011

there suppose to be a an options that should appear when i want to create something. For example: If i want to create a polygonal primitives cylinder, according to the tutorial an option window should appear where i can change the attributes, but it does not appear for me. I have to change the attributes from the channel box. I have already unchecked the Interactive Creation option as it says. I tried resetting MAYA, but no luck.

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Maya Modeling :: Can't Select Just One Vertex

Feb 4, 2012

i can´t let just one vertex, i must always let 3 vertex at last, otherwise it won´t delete, i have even problems when extruding, when I select 1 vertex, instead of extruding just 1, it will create 2 or 3 vertex, probably to make a face.

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Maya Modeling :: How To Put Two Rigs Into One Project

Jan 14, 2013

Recently bought Maya so that I can get into 3D Animation and modeling before I transfer to a college next spring. I start working on a simple animation for this character in this video game. Now I have a rig for another character. How do I go about importing the second character so that I have both of them together into one project and so that I can work on both of them in one?

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Sep 4, 2013

I installed SP1 and SP2 for MAYA 2014 and the modeling tool kit stop working.

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Maya Modeling :: Can't Make Vertices Go Away

Feb 17, 2012

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When I am selecting objects, even in object mode I am getting this onslaught of bright yellow vertices, as though I had vertices selected in preferences or hotkeys... but I don't. All that stuff is off in my preferences. I can't seem to make it go away. Can't see faces for all the vertices cluttering up the view. Happening in all the panels.

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Maya Modeling :: Bridging Gap Between Two Objects?

Aug 10, 2013

i'm trying to close a gap between 2 objects to prepair it for 3d printing (a halo ODST recon helmet for halloween). i had found a bunch of papercraft models but those won't print properly as they are on my replicator so i'm trying to make the pieces thicker so they have real substance. i've attached what i've got so far.
as you can see, there is a gap between the inside and outside of the object that needs to be closed.

i've tried "fill hole" but that fills the entire space which is unacceptable. bridging is no better.
i've never taken classes for maya and don't have much money for books. What is the procedure to properly close that gap,

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Maya Modeling :: Unable To Check X-ray?

Jun 15, 2013

I am new to Maya, and I have just started to learn modeling. I am trying to check X-Ray from "Shading" in my side view so I can model against a drawing that's on a plane. However the X-Ray option does not look active - it is gray while the rest of the Shading list is in black - and does not let me check the checkbox. 
I am trying to follow the Lynda Maya 2013 Essentials video, if you are familiar with it. 

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Maya Modeling :: Edges Will Not Delete

Feb 13, 2014

I have several edges that will not delete. There are no faces connected, so the edges are suspended in space. I can select any number of edges but when I press delete they just deselect. I don't have more then one line occupying the space, nothing is hidden, and restarting maya hasn't worked.

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Maya Modeling :: Bridging Two Meshes

Sep 15, 2010

I'm new to Maya and am trying to bridge two meshes in the first modeling exercise (to make a helmet). The instructions said to select Select > Select Border Edge Tool and then to select the 5 border Edges on the original polygon and then the 5 on the newly created bottom part and then I am to select Edit Mesh > Bridge and to set the division to 0 and then to check Bridge. I did all of these steps but then this "// Error: Invalid selection : polyBridgeEdge requires equal number of border edges to be selected for source and target selection." appears. I've tried choosing different numbers on each side to see if that is some how the error.

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Maya Modeling :: Just Keep A Wire Frame?

Jun 24, 2013

when I modeling something I Button pressed mistake and then show me the my work a wire frame !! ..

I tried to press on [WireFrame] and [smooth shade all] buttons but nothing change it's just keep a wire frame.

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Maya Modeling :: UVs On NURBS Extrude?

Jun 9, 2011

I have created a NURBS rope with Surfaces>Extrude. I choose NURBS so that I could get nice UVs on the rope automatically, but they are actually all stretched out (see attached shot). Is there a setting in the Extrude process that could get more uniform UVs?

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