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.
I'm trying to snap a head with it's neck with the merge edge tool, but somewhere along the way, the edges lost there border edge characteristics and now I can't merge the edges. Is there a way to make the edges back to the way they were?
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?
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.
I'm not new to modeling, but new to Maya. I'm trying to extrude a group of faces, but it is making me extrude them at the same angle they are at in the model(local I think). How do I change the axes to extrude the faces straight up instead of at the angle they are at?
I know this is easy in Max, but I can't find it in the Help File of Maya.
I am trying to extrude a cube along a CV curve, but I seem to be running into two issues.
Here is the first one.
For some odd reason I am not seeing the option called "use selected curve for extrusion" in the extrude window. Does it even exist in Maya 2012? Or did they take it out?
And here is my second issue.
Since there is no option called "use selected curve for extrusion", I have to experiment with the "Poly Extrude Curve" options. But when I do....the mesh gets all messed up and it always seems to come to a point at the other end of the CV curve.
Why can I not see the option "use selected curve for extrusion"? And why does my mesh keep coming to a point at the end of my CV curve?
I am trying to make some trim work to go on a project of mine. Im using a shape then tryig to extrude down the curve is there a way to make the corner tight or a plugin to make trim work easier. you can see in the first image what im trying to make and the second my curve and what i get when im done.
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. =(
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.
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.
Is there some way to make the Scale Tool stop when multiple selected verts or edges are aligned, like in Max? I've noticed that you can overshoot when trying to align this way. I suppose there is always snapping to grid..
when I select an edge for example the edges close to it are selected as well and turn yellow and the farther ones turn red and move when I move the edge I selected. I'm pretty sure this a simple problem, like a button I need to toggle, but I seriously can't find it. How do I select individual edges?
I found out that this was cancelled by just pressing B.
i am modeling a cello.... the forward edge of the body frame is a single face. in order to bevel it, i have to select all the edges... there are lots. for reasons that surpass understanding, MAYA does not recognize the edges of a 'corner' to be an edge loop. nor will it retain the selection with a selection mode change as some apps will (ie: select face, change to 'edge select' and have all the edges selected).
is there some simple way to select ALL the edges of a face?
It seems the bridge tool does not merge edges as one would expect it to. I realize that the workaround is to follow the bridge operation with a merging of the edges on either side of the bridge. Shouldn't such a common operation be done correctly?
I'm brand new to Maya just started last night. I'm trying to join two edges of two seperate polygons to achieve one nice smooth edge. I select the merge edge tool and select one edge - its all good - then I try to click another and nothing happens; and ofcourse when I hit enter it says select more than one edge .
im having a hard time smoothing the edges of my character. i tried deleting the hard/solid edge but maya cant and always ->// Warning: Border edges cannot be deleted merged yes its already merged with the body... i tried to relax the vertices but still didnt work
So, say I created a complex 2D curve, then used planar to make a surface with it, and now want to sculpt that surface to add some dimension to it. Is there any way to lock down the trim edges so they stay put? I tried selecting all trim edges, going to the channel box, and selecting Freeze -> All, but this didn't work.
So, in max there is a way to turn this off. So that when you select an object the edges are not visible. That way, when you select and object and have a look at it, you do not have to be distracted by the wire frame.
Is there a way to do this is Maya? I'd lke the geo to appear as flat shading without the wireframe visible even when I select it.The reason is, I want to select it, and work on the UV mapping. I'd like to make some changes to the map, and see how they look on the model without having to deselect the mesh each time I make a change and what to see it without the wireframe.
so in the texture editor. as far as i know we can only move the verts around (with F12). we can select edges, to see where they relate on the mesh, but we can't move them. is there any way to move edges of the layout??
I have been trying to figure out if there is a more efficient way of doing this for some time. It seems so basic but it always comes to play in my smoothing process.
For all you more experienced modelers, what is the best way to have the edges and corners stay at their 90 degree angles when smoothing while not compromising the roundness of the surface with artifacting or pinching in the corners. I find this problem when creating extrudes with sharp corners on curved/ round surfaces then smoothing them.
I have been having this problem for a while now that whenever I extrude or create something thats not totally smooth the edges by default are hardened. For example if I create a 12 faced cylinder it will hard edge everything including the verticle edges. Back when I first started using Maya i dont remember having to select specific edges to soften which can get very tedious and take up time.
I feel like there should be some sort of way to harden horizontal edges and soften verticle edges but I cant find the solution anywhere. Is there any way to change the default soften/harden edges?