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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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How to contract an object in Maya?

I have created a 3D text, i.e.: I'd like to contract it, similar to the Photoshop Select > Contract tool, something like the 8 from top-left to right (contract) instead of to bottom (scale): How ...
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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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Maya 2014 software renderer showing nearly nothing

I'm having a very frustrating issue with Maya. I've set up this fairly basic scene, with 2 particle emitters in it. I just tried to a test render and the particles come out fine, but nothing else is ...
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maya - combine mesh and textures

i have a 3d model of a city, but it has a lot of small models and i want to combine them together to reduce draw calls in a game i am making at the moment. what i tried is to select all the small ...
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3D Graphic: How was it made? [closed]

I am looking at a 3D graphic that I found online. I assume this was made in a graphic design program. Maybe Maya? Or perhaps a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) graphics program. I really like the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...