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 :: Can No Longer Back Out Of CustomPivotTool Via Hotkey

Dec 11, 2013

We recently switched to Maya 2014 from 2011. 

When I hit "Insert" to enter the customPivotTool, then hit W,E or R after moving the pivot point, it doesn't back out of the customPivotTool state allowing me to move the object. I use this tool very heavily in my workflow and it adds an extra keystroke per operation. Most importantly, to me anyway, is that I don't understand why this behavior was changed.

Question: How do I change this back to the previous behavior? 

Edit: I also noticed that when I select and axis on the move tool, move the object, hitting "W" does not reset the move manipulator back to default (the move with camera normal box). 

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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 :: 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 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 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 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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3ds Max :: How To Set A Hotkey For Extrude Settings

Feb 25, 2014

I'm having trouble customizing a hotkey short-cut for extrude Settings. I used ****f-k, ctrl-k, ,ctrl-o, the home key, and to no avail nothing stuck. How can I set a hoykey for extrude Settings.

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Maya :: Can't Change Hotkey

Apr 9, 2011

I've remove the hotkey ctrl + q from the file>quit command and assigned it to something else, but the quit command is still using that hotkey! Tried with fresh pref files and still no joy.

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3ds Max Modeling :: Centering Selection With Z Hotkey With Symmetry

Jan 9, 2014

I have been modeling something with a symmetry modifier, and it has been working great.  But, recently I feel like something has changed...
When I select, for example, a vert (or anything for that matter) and attempt to center my view and orbiting origin in the viewport -- max seems to think I am selected BOTH the vert I selected and the mirrored vert on the other side of the symmetry.
Has this simply always been the case?  I feel like, in the past I was able to center in on a single vert in the past...  but accedentally I think I toggled something where it is behaving like I am selected both sides, and centers BOTH selections in the view.

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Maya :: Add Menu Item To Shelf Hotkey Doesn't Work

Aug 22, 2011

I've had this problem in 2011 and 2012 on 2 different machines, but haven't seen it on the bug list, and have seen a post saying the hotkey combo for 'add menu item to shelf' is the same it's always been - Ctrl-Shift-Alt, then selecting menu item.

But when I press that, the menu item executes, but no shelf button appears.

I use this combo - a lot- to make custom shelves per project or need. Frustrated it no longer seems to work.

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3ds Max Modeling :: Take Image And Extrude It

Nov 24, 2013

I have an image that I would like to extrude, along with the text. Please see this link.  URL....I exported it from Illustrator as a .dwg file into 3DS max, and nothing is showing up. 

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3ds Max Modeling :: How To Extrude From A Face Without Selecting All Vertices

Feb 1, 2012

possible to extrude a face from selecting all the vertices that make up the face. If you just extrude the vertices the effect is undesired. and when you select all the vertices, hold ctrl, and switch to face selection it selects all the adjacent faces, not just the ones that are actually formed by the selected vertices.

Basically I would like this To turn into this on Ctrl+4

I remember seeing some one do it in a older version of Max, I'm on 2011 right now, is it possible?

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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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3ds Max Modeling :: Extrude Edge Direction In Edit Mesh?

Dec 6, 2011

i was wondering if there is a way to determine the direction of the edge extrude when you extrude an edge in an editable mesh.

so i have an edit mesh and i want to extrude an edge. imagine it's just a basic surface. i wish the edge would be extruded to be running exactly in the direction of the previous edge. hope that makes sense...

basically regardless of local/world/viewport mode and regardless of which viewport i am in the edge seems to be extruded in an arbitrary direction..

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3ds Max Modeling :: Edge Extrude Create Unwanted Flat Polygons

Nov 20, 2013

I have a plane that I transform into Edit Poly, only one polygon. I select an edge, click extrude, 1cm height and 0 width. But instead of having 2 polygons, I have 4, the extras two being on the outside edge of the newly extruded polygon. These polygons aren't really visible, but they cause lots and lots of problems! I have a lot of extruding to do and I would love to specify the dimension of the new polygons, that's why I used Extrude instead of simply Shift-dragging.

At the moment, after each extrude, I select all my vertexes and do a weld with a very small threshold, that seems to eliminate those extra polygons, but it's annoying and counter-productive.

I'm using 3ds max 2012 64 bits, service pack 2 and I updated last week.

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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 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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