Maya Modeling :: How To Extrude To A Separate Object

Jan 15, 2012

I have built a polygon mesh of an alien and I would like to cover him in armour plating. To do this I selected various faces and extruded them outwards (see picture).

However I would like to be able to select this extrude as a separate object (because I want to texture it differently later on). Is there any way I can extrude to a separate object?

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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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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 :: 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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Maya Modeling :: How To Set Up Hotkey For Extrude

Jun 21, 2013

I am trying to set up hotkey for extrude, I mean in Polygons - EDIT MESH - EXTRUDE... But its not here in Hotkey Editor...

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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 :: How To Extrude A Group Of Faces

Jul 24, 2011

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.

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Maya Modeling :: How To Extrude A Cube Along CV Curve

Nov 16, 2012

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?

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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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Maya Modeling :: Extrude On Curve - How To Make Corner Tight

Sep 24, 2011

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.

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Maya Modeling :: How To Join Edges Of Two Separate Polygons

Jul 1, 2011

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 .

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Maya Modeling :: Separate The Edges At These Two Vertexs (red Circles)?

Jun 11, 2011

How do I seperate the edges at these two vertexs (red circles) and connect them together (green line)

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Maya Modeling :: How To Open Image File For Reference In Separate Window

Nov 3, 2012

I’m a 3DS Max transfer. In 3DS Max there is an option to open an image file for modeling reference in a separate window within Max which always stays on top. This is NOT an image plane to model off of but an IMAGE FILE, a picture i can get the details from that don’t show in a drawing or plane. Currently I open images or groups of images(NOT SEQUENCES) in the default OS file viewer program. This is fine with a dual monitor setup, where I throw the reference images to the other screen. But what about when I’m on my laptop on the go or have no other monitor? Currently I’d have to open the same program, have it underneath MAYA and flip back and forth, which is a very big hassle over time. I’d like to be able to open a small, resizable window WITHIN maya and view the image file(or files!) there so I can move it around my workspace and glance over to it in an instant.

I still want my four panels or all of my panel space to work with. With it being resizable i can even shrink it down to get the gist in the upper right corner where no icons are even zoom in on parts with such a small window.

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3ds Max Modeling :: How To Separate Poly From Object

Jul 21, 2012

I'm new to 3DS Max and am coming from C4D. How do I separate a poly from an object into its own object?

I have a box which I want to convert all 6 sides/polys to their own object.

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Maya Modeling :: Creating Object At Points?

Aug 24, 2011

Is there a way to select either vertices on a polygon or points on a curve and create an object at those points?

The snapping of objects to curve points isn't very accurate, so if possible, the above would greatly speed up my workflow.

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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 :: Can't Select Foreground Object

Dec 25, 2012

My Windows 7 system is using the latest graphics drivers for Intel 965 Express Chipset.

** When i select an object Maya tends to ignore the foreground object you'd intuitively think it should select and instead selects the bottom-most / farthest back object (eg. instead of selecting the foreground sphere it selects the flat plane the sphere sits on top of).

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?
2) How

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Dec 20, 2013

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Feb 7, 2011

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I've been using Maya for over a year and I've starting seeing some weird error. In edit mode, I select a couple of verts. I can transform, rotate, and scale the verts relative to the selection's center. However, recently whenever I want to scale my selected verts the scaling origin goes to the center of the object instead of the selection. This becomes somewhat irritating since it doesn't give the expected results. I've included a few pictures demonstrating my problem.

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Maya Modeling :: Invisible Object For Single Camera?

Jul 17, 2011

While modeling I always take ref planes for modeling and texture projection.But while modeling I am facing a problem.

Let me tell the backdrop first I am modeling a female face from 5 image planes for which I have assigned 5 separate cams.

Now 4 of them r working fine but on of the image is coming in the way of the fifth cam.

Now I can easily put the object in layer or isolate etc but turning them on or off is a real pain in a** while modeling.

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Maya Modeling :: Set Object Motion And Flow Path?

Oct 6, 2011

I'm trying to model a cable. I do it with cylinder and EP Curve. I want to set an object motion and Object Flow Path.

I fallow also tutorial but still getting weird result.

My cylinder doesnt fallow the curve along. See attached img.

I set my motion object to normal...also the axis are set so the cylinder moves along curve on time slider good. But when I set Flow Path (latice) the object fallows the curve just with other end.

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Maya Modeling :: Add Curve Based On A Position Of Object

Apr 18, 2012

i am trying to add CV curves to a scene that I already created.

whenever I draw the curve in side view, it is actually nowhere near the object that I wanted it to be near. Its like super far away and im not sure how to move it to the right spot.

Is there some method to add the curve based on a position of an object?

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Jul 19, 2011

I am trying to make 1 object out of 3 closed splines. I am a max user and this command is called Attach inside max. I am presently learning Maya as my new job require the rigging to be done inside Maya and instead of exporting my controllers aswell learn how to do it in Maya...

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Maya Modeling :: Round Object With Concave Design

Apr 20, 2012

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Jun 21, 2013

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

I get a mirror, but not based on the pivot, but it seems the mirrored geometry wants to be attached to the original drawn polys as shown on picture 3. Could it be a bug or is this how Quad Drawn objects are intended to behave?

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Maya Modeling :: Assigning Texture (JPG File) To Object

Apr 25, 2011

I'm trying to assign a jpg file to an eyeball and the file (containing the retina of the eyeball) comes out enlarged, even though it is not supposed to.

I'm using Blinn Material and hypershade to bring that texture to the eyeball, but every single time I try it, it comes out enlarged (see image attached). I've made sure I click on the Planar Mapping key before I try to copy the image onto my eyeball. I've also tried modifying the size of the image on Photoshop but not luck. If it matters, I'm using Windows 7.

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