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Smooth edges in Maya

I imported an illustrator text to Maya and applied a Bevel, so I have this: Now what I want is to smooth the edges of the letters, something like this I made 2 years ago: I was able to do it 2 ...
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Is it possible to snap a vertex of a shape to a specific point of a nurb curve?

I almost get the feeling that no matter what I try to use curves for, it's not their intended use, so I can't do the thing. Onto the question. How do I snap 1 to 2? Snapping to curves doesn't snap ...
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How Can I Put A 2d Image Into The Side Viewport? | Maya 2016

I'm a student who is very new to Maya, and I am wondering how to put an image into the side viewport to allow me to turn 2d objects into 3d objects. I used to to this exact same thing in Cinema 4d, ...
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How to integrate a dresser with movable drawer in UE4?

I modeled a dresser in Maya. Right now it is divided in 19 objects. The drawer faces are copy and have their own unique place in the UVs and the knobs and back drawers are instances and are stacked on ...
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Maya: Exporting an animation using rotation matrix data [closed]

I am trying to create my own maya ascii export method. For every keyframe of my animation I have a 4x4 rotation matrix. Because the object animating does not move or scale, I can extract a 3x3 ...
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Object is broken in Smooth Mesh Preview (press 3) maya 2014

Model after "Mesh > Mirror Geometry" Model I created (right) and Model on my video tutorial in Smooth Mesh Preview I encounter the following issues when moving through mode "Smooth Mesh Preview" ...
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Shell like scaling in Maya

Is there a way to scale a duplicate of a mesh in Maya so that it acts like the shell instead of a proportional scale?
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Making an object in Maya into a box with a texture

I have a model of a building with ivy growing on the side. The ivy is a group of many objects with textures, but since each leaf is a separate piece of geometry, it gets really slow. I want to take ...
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Maya 2015 Road cliping through ground

i've been working on a project for a tile map based game, so i've been setting up those maps in Maya, but somehow the road of the map is clipping through the ground underneath it when the camera is ...
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Multi Streak particles disappear after applying drag attribute

I have created simple sphere emitter which emits multi streak particles using " Emit from object". However when I set the drag attribute to about 0.5, multi streak particles disappear after few ...
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Can't delete vertices in Maya

I've switched from C4D and Blender to Maya and bumped into few problems. One of this problems is why sometimes I can't delete vertices? I've tried Delete, Backspace, Ctrl+Delete, Ctrl+Backspace, ...
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custom vertex shader in Maya, how to do this

I wrote a special effect vertex-shader for opengl (webgl). Now I want to hand it over to a Maya artist. But it looks like hardware shaders are only used for preview or something. Where do I apply a ...
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Trouble while animating 3D models on Maya [closed]

I'm modelling my first 3D character on Maya and I've been following lots of tutorials that taught me how to make from the basic body shapes to rigging and paint skin weight. When I began to animate my ...
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Implementing an inverse-square force field in 3D Maya [closed]

I would like to make some simple visualizations of the interactions between charged particles using 3D Maya. I cannot find a simple way to add a radial force field that scales as 1/r^2. Is there any ...
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How can I smoothly merge two cylinders that intersect at an angle using 3D Maya?

I am a beginner using 3D Maya, and I am trying to merge two cylinders at an angle smoothly, as shown in the image below: I don't know what the proper terminology for this action is, so I have been ...
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Product design able to simulate cloth like materials [closed]

I've looked around a lot before choosing this SE to ask this question. I hope it fits. I need to design a zip lock bag and a case. I'd like to do some rendering from the several designs I want to ...
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cut cylinder shape in to 2 parts

i'm very new to MAYA [version-2013] .i need to create 3d threaded rod for mechanical simulation .i found nicely modeled 3d nail and i know i can take a rod by removing head of the nail so i want to ...
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Automatically load obj to Maya

I would like to batch render 1000 models using Maya. I have set up a Maya scene and I need to render these models one-by-one with the same scene I am thinking of writing a MEL script that does the ...
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Importing models from another maya project

I created a scene in Maya in which I created my enviroment (flour, walls etc). In another scene I designed my character and I hooked up it's rig. Now I am looking for a way to export my character from ...
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Random connected edges after exporting from Maya

The picture below shows 2 objects, on the right is what I exported to an .obj file using the OBJExport plugin; on the left is the output and as you guys can see, there are edges that automatically ...
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How to convert an Illustrator file to a 3D model?

I have been trying to convert an illustrator file to a 3D model for a few hours now, but I keep coming across the same errors. I am using Maya, but I wouldn't mind using 3DS Max if it would fix my ...
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Are softwares like maya, autocad, 3d max, nuke, etc. helpful in anyway to a ui/ux designer

Are the above softwares actually helpful in any practical way while applying for a job in big companies as a ui/ux designer?
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Cannot freeze transformations in Maya

I'm trying to freeze transforms in Maya, for an object that has animated children, but is not animated itself. (Explanation will follow in detail) First of all, is this possible? Because it should be,...
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How to divide a very big .obj file?

I have found this very nice 3d model of a city : http://tf3dm.com/3d-model/paris-33983.html However the model is very big and has lots of streets, buildings etc. whereas I only need a small part of ...
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How to merge two UV sets in Maya

I'm struggling to make this scene to show the textures in the viewport, it was imported from this COLLADA file, and it renders ok in mental ray. Activating textures (key 6) in the view port won't ...
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How to change my manipulator to global?

Can I know how to change the manipulator from the current local status to global? Unable to do it via clicking right button and getting the local/global options (the option doesn't appear). Please ...
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How to proportionately rescale a 3D model by a specified amount in Maya? [closed]

I'm working with Maya for a uni course and still really green with it. I've got (what is probably) a fairly simple issue. So apologies if this is really basic. Basically we've been building a ...
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maya skeleton smooth bind acting weird

I have a problem with rigging in maya. I have a skeleton that I smooth bound to the model. The normal position of the legs are this: But when I move the controller on the left foot, the skin on the ...
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How to render objects in smooth mode in Maya

There is smooth mode (3 on keyboard if I'm correct) to show objects 'smooth' in the viewport, but when I render it, there is no smoothing. What should I do in order to get a smooth render? I've ...
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In Maya how can i get Input showing under Channel Box/Layer Editor?

I'm running Maya 2013 student edition on Mac and 'Input' is missing. I'm following a tutorial in which i can see where it should be. I've seen a lot of answers to this being "turn on Construction ...
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UV's get distort on maya

First of all, let say to you I'm pretty new to Maya, and I just started to texturing. My question is, everytime I move or resize an UV, every other adjacent UV in the plane get's distorted. So I'm ...
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Autodesk maya 2014 animation loop (graphic editor), doesnt seem to loop the whole animation

I´m struggling with a assignment, where I need to animate a robot to walk. The animation is done, however now I need to make it loop, so it seems he is walking for a long time. I'm using the graphic ...
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Blinn Material in Maya 2014

Is Blinn material from rendering ribbon implemented only in spherical objects and not to objects like prism,cubes etc ?
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Issue with deleting edges in Maya 2014

When I am trying to delete the edges I selected the script editor gives me the following message: Warning: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya 2014/scripts/startup/cut Copy Paste.mel line 194: ...
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Maya particle “dust” off of object

I am trying to create an effect where glowing "dust" made from a particle simulation is flowing off an object (that looks a bit like glass) while it flies through space. I have got a particle ...
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Maya: Mystery Wireframe

I am starting out with Maya and just moved my object up to reveal a mystery grey wireframe which I can't work out what it is at all. It appears I can't select or interact with it at all. I have been ...
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MAYA: Mirror image creates line at the center of my object

I'm trying to learn modeling in Maya at Digital-tutors and I'm stuck at one point. I'm modeling an aircraft and made half of it and then mirror imaged. In the tutorial there is no problem, but with ...
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How to get into VFX industry

I'm 22 years old guy, from european country. I'm software engineer according to my diploma. I'm coding for 2 years now, i know few programming languages (ruby, objective-c, javascript, python), but ...
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Where is the Nurbs Sphere Start and End Sweep in Maya 2014?

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm looking in the Channel Box and the Attribute Editor for the Start and End Sweep for a Nurbs Sphere I created. I can't seem to find it. Channel Box, I ...
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How do I make changes to the mesh when I've already started to make animations?

I'm animating a character with bones, using keyframes. The character is made up of a skeleton and a bunch of planes attached to that. I want to edit the scale of one of the planes, but when I do that, ...
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Which software should be used for simulating light beam reflection from headlight reflector?

We are designing car headlight reflectors. The most important thing that we need to do is to design the curvature of the reflector so that all the light from bulb is reflected onto a specific and ...
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How to import .obj files into Maya 2011?

I'm using 123D (a great 3D suite from Autodesk) that generates .obj files. I'm trying to open them in Maya 2011, but to no avail. It's strange because both applications are from Autodesk, yet they don'...