Maya Modeling :: Use Create Polygon Tool

Oct 12, 2011

I'm trying to use the Create Polygon tool. My problem is that when I click to create a polygon I don't see anything. I can keep clicking and clicking to create points, which it apparently IS creating, but I don't see anything until I switch through one of the View types (wire frame, shaded, etc.).

I know I'm supposed to see the verts the second I click but that's not what I'm getting, it's more like I need to just go through the motions of blindly creating my shape, change views, and then edit the resulting verts and edges later.

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Maya Modeling :: Create Many Holes In Polygon?

Mar 22, 2012

I am self taught and only using maya for about 3 months now but the situation where an object that needed many small holes has caused me some problems 3 times now.

In the current situation I am essentially modeling a CPU and a CPU socket. there is ~240 pins on the cpu and that will connect with the socket where there should be 240 holes to match.

The only method I know is boolean difference but that causes the entire polygon cube to disappear instead of creating a hole in it.

what is another method for creating many small holes? another example is a piece of formed metal that has small holes in it for air vent.

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Maya Modeling :: Can't Find Split Polygon Tool

Jul 19, 2012

I'm following a tutorial in 2012 (Modelling a polygonal mesh) which states 'Select Edit Mesh > Split Polygon Tool'. There is no such tool listed in the Edit Mesh drop down and I can't find it anywhere.

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Maya Modeling :: Edit Mesh Menu And Select Split Polygon Tool

Jun 3, 2011

I am a newbie, and doing the helmet tutorial. It is asking me to go to the edit mesh menu and select the split polygon tool. It isn't there. where is it.

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Maya Modeling :: Fill Hole With Polygons Then Clean Up With Split Polygon Tool

Aug 20, 2012

I am building some geometry and need to fill in this area, (ie fill hole with polygons then clean up with split polygon tool) but I am new to nurbs and am trying to do this model with nurbs. I usually use hull mode and move the hull down into the piece of geometry, but it won't move correctly that way.

So in the picture below i am trying to fill the red area and have it go into the green surface. The curvature of the green area makes it not line up correctly(ie fitting to the curvature of the green surface) when using the "moving hulls" approach. I was seeing if there was an easy way to go about this.

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Maya Modeling :: Polygon Split Tool Does Not Split All Polygons

Sep 2, 2013

I made all my polygons with the same technique but somehow interactive polygon split tool does not split all polygons... I attached a file with which I have problem. Split tool just "disappears" after submitting changes... 

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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 :: How To Select Only One Polygon

Sep 8, 2011

First of all I am new to Maya, only 4-5 hours of playing through the menu and I've stumbled upon a big issue for me. I can't select polygons after I've deselected them, I can only right click- select all but that's useless when I want to work on just 1 polygon. How to select a polygon?

With NURBS, the "Select Tool" works just fine, but with Poly, nothing happens.

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Maya Modeling :: How To Select A UV On Polygon

Feb 13, 2011

I select a UV on my polygon and it gives me two corresponding uvs in the texture editor, i`ve tried sew uvs and merge uvs in the texture editor but it doesn`t seem to work, is there something i should know?

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Maya Modeling :: How To Rotate A Polygon Manually

Apr 13, 2013

I need to rotate a polygon manually so that one of its vertices snaps to a vertex/edge/face of another polygon. How can that be done?

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Maya Modeling :: Split Both Sides Of Polygon

Aug 23, 2011

I added 2 split lines to this polygon using the split polygon tool but the other side didn't split. how can i split both sides together in order to make it equally?

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Maya Modeling :: Get Distorted UV Map When Polygon Is Smoother

Feb 24, 2012

When I apply a Uv map into my model it fits very well. But when I apply Smooth, it gets very distorted. How can I resolve this.

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Maya Modeling :: Can't Get Selection Handles On Polygon Faces

Aug 12, 2011

in order to get a head start on my next class, I bought the book: Introducing Maya 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani and have been following along with the tutorial projects within.

The issue I am having is probably a silly noob thing, but I can't get the selection handles (for polygon faces) to show up on a simple polygon sphere. I can see the handles on the corners of individual faces, but not the ones that are supposedly in the center of each face.

I have tried going to Display > Transform Display > Selection Handles but nothing happens. I have tried this while selecting the sphere with options under both "Select by Object Type" and "Select by Component Type" with no results.

I am running Maya 2011 on a Macbook Pro on OSX.

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Maya Modeling :: Unable To Select Face Of A Polygon

Aug 27, 2012

I have attached a picture of what it continues to do when I attempt to select a face of this polygon I revolved from a cv curve tool line. Accidentally copied dual screen. I have been running into countless problems while trying to manipulate this revolved surface like a polygon but there is something stopping me. How do I just select an edge or a face without the entire thing lighting up with yellow dots and not actually selecting anything! I try to hold shift and click other faces but that doesn't work either!

If I could somehow delete the action of revolving a line to treat the independent tessellations as one uniform polygon. I am very new to this program and I don't know where history might be.

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Maya Modeling :: Split Polygon And Can't Merge Border?

Jul 13, 2012

I have a model of gums and a set of teeth. What I am trying to do is create an animation where the fourth tooth back on each side of the upper gums disappear then create a blendshape causing the front teeth to move back and fill in the gaps as well as condense the gums so there isn't a gap here either. I am not exactly sure what the best way to do this would be, I am newer to Maya. My question is; Is there and easier way to do this because once I delete the faces and have a divides mesh I go to Mesh->Seperate and select Vertex mode on both and combine the meshes manually by selecting each vertex with the move tool and while holding "V" dragging the vertex over to the adjacent vertex on the opposite mesh. The issue im having is that the width of the mesh starts smaller upfront and progressivly gets bigger as you move to the back of the gums so by deleting a middle section the two meshes dont line up. The back mesh is much wider than the front. I am also worried that when i go to create a Blendshape to transition from the origional mesh to the new shortened one that will pull the teeth back to a perfect smile. I have heard that when creating a BS both meshes need to have the same number of Vertices and after removing a section mine wont. I am also concerned because after the two meshes have been sewn using this process I am left with an ugly point of intersection all the way around my mesh that has proven difficult to blend using the 'Sculpt Geometry Tool' with a falloff/Soft Mod.

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Maya Modeling :: Input Tab Not Showing Up When Creating Polygon

Jan 19, 2014

My Inputs tab dont show up when I create a polygon, so i can't edit subdivs? Happens when i try to add subdivs to a newly made polygon primitive.

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Maya Modeling :: Why Does The Split Polygon Points Disappear

Jun 23, 2011

Im supposed to connect them like they're displayed in the picture. I did both of them separately but i just did all four to show how i want them. Im supposed to connect those two but when i press enter when im done, it disappears. Then use the insert edge loop tool to make the neck line smaller.

Both Pictures are the same. The second one just has backface cullin under display

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Maya Modeling :: Can't Select Polygon Objects Or Faces Properly

Dec 13, 2011

i'm having a lot of troubles with a free rig i downloaded at creativecrash [URL]. I'll keep it short as i have quite a lot of things to explain: I animated my shot, and everything was ok. Now i have to shade/light/render my shot using vray, trying to create brand new vray materials; I started from my robot-character. Here comes the problems: - I can't select the polygon geometry(i asked the rigger, and he said the geometry were imported as references at rigging time). There are no geometry layers in reference or template, then there must be somthing else causing me the problem. I can access to the object via hypershade, i can click on the shape node and i can see the geometry selected, but then, when i try to access faces, i can't select them!in no way. This means i can't create selections for materials, and so i can't shade as i liked. I tried to selecte faces using the select by materials feature in the hypershade (as the character has some pre created basic materials)but again, i'm not free to assign materials where i want, and i just can use the pre-existing face selections and work on those, but it's not enough for me. [URL]

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Maya Modeling :: How To Turn Polygon Face With Selection Handle Visible

Oct 26, 2012

How to turn polygon face with selection handle visible on (every small dot that appearing in the middle of each face). I'm a Maya starter.

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Maya Modeling :: Make Live Snapping To Polygon Face Center?

Apr 29, 2011

I'm using the Make Live feature on a low poly object to create new objects. For example, using the live object as a shell to create new polygon with the "create poly" tool. It seems to only want to snap to the center point of each face on the object.

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3ds Max Modeling :: Create A Polygon From Selected Vertices

Aug 28, 2011

I used to use lightwave. With lightwave I could select vertices and then press the "P" key to create a polygon from the selected verts.Now, with max I have found the "create" feature. When using an editable poly, in poly select mode, I select the "create" button and this allows me to do 2 things:

1 - I can create a poly out of nothing by clicking empty space

2 - all verts from existing objects become visible and I select the verts I want to create a new poly.

These seem like really cool tools, if it wasn't for one small detail..With "#2" if I engage the create button, and select a vert - I can no longer rotate around the object and look at it from different angles (by pressing alt+center mouse) UNTIL AFTER I have created the new polygon.

This small detail is kind of annoying because with certain intricate models, I may need to move it around to get to the next vert in line. The only way for it to work, it to make sure I can clearly see ALL verts needed for the new poly with no other geometry or objects obscuring them before starting the create button.

Is it not possible to simply go into "vert selection mode" select a collection of verts (in doing so, be able to rotate around the object between making the selections) and then after I have made my selections simply click a button or key to create a new polygon from the selection?

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3ds Max Modeling :: Create Normals On Both Sides Of A Polygon?

Oct 20, 2011

Is it possible to create two normals per polygon, one for each side in 3dsm? I need to export a .obj with normals on both sides.

I know how to flip, unify and use the "2 sided" materials in 3dsm but thats not enough unfortunately.

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Maya :: Interactive Split Polygon Tool

Aug 19, 2012

Sometimes when i want to add an edge between two others edges, the tool just does not create a new edge and I don't see any error popping. Some other time, it will create an edge but it's not going to place it where I wanted it to be. I would like to know how I could fix this problem and or what should i change in the option box.

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Maya :: How To Import CSV Data To Create 3D Polygon Mesh

May 20, 2012

I need to import .csv data with surface parameters obtained from a microscope in Maya. I also want 3D polygon mesh to be created from that data.

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Photoshop :: Polygon Tool To Create A Hexagon

Sep 7, 2005

I am struggling in using the Polygon Tool to create a Hexagon, for some reason the only type of polygon that is preset is the star which I can create with as many sides that I want. But I don't want to do a star, I want to create a 5 sided polygone, or even 6 sided polygon, I basically want to create a hexagon!

But initially I managed to get a hexagon, for some reason I can't get it to do it anymore!

Can someone tell me where I can set which type of polygon i want to create?

I am using photoshop CS.

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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 Fix Rotation Tool

Oct 9, 2012

I just downloaded Maya 2012. The rotation tool only rotates an object on the y axis. For some reason, when I grab the X or Z axis, it will still only rotate on the Y axis. How do I fix this?

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Maya Modeling :: No Extrude Tool?

Mar 3, 2012

On an iMac on OSX ver. 10.6.8.

Going thru the Getting Started tutorial. When I started doing the "Drawing a Polygon" lesson everything was cool 'til I tried to extrude the bottom part of the helmet. I select Edit Mesh> Extrude, but the extrude arrow/handles don't show up on the polygon. I tried to Modify the Tranformation Tools, but as you can see in the screen shot, there isn't really anything to modify. Tried to reset it. Nothing. Tried to go in the Preferences, but I don't know what to set, if anything. I tried to turn of the Construction History, but I don't even see that icon. Tried to reinstall Maya. No improvement.

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Maya Modeling :: Why Does Scale Tool Not Working Right

Feb 14, 2012

When I try and scale anything, I hit the hotkey R and the 3 manipulators appear. No matter what I click on, X,Y,Z,or center, when I move my mouse I get an "automatic" jump increasing the size. I can't seem to get it to do anything but these staged jumps in size. I cannot scale anything down, unless I use the universal manipulator tool. So, for example, if I want to scale a size 2 sphere to a size .8, I would have to use the universal manipulator and Shift-click on one of the matrix corners and that will allow a uniform scaling. I realize that I can always enter the scaling amount in the Channel or Attribute box field, but it may be that I'm trying to visually scale something and entering numbers isn't exactly the best way.

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Maya Modeling :: Trim Tool Is Not Working

Feb 24, 2012

I just tried out to trim two NURBS-Objects (e.g. 2 Spheres), but nothing happens.If i select both spheres and go to "Edit NURBS -> Trim Tool" => NOTHING or also if i try to use Trim Tool (without any Object selected), i'am not able to select a NURBS-Object.

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

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Maya Modeling :: Interactive Split Tool

Jan 6, 2013

I could not solve with this tool: Interactive Split Tool. I select edges that normally want to cut.

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