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 playing predominantly with UV Maps, potential cause?

What is it? And how can I hide/remove it?


  • Did you accidentally duplicate your mesh at one point? Or were you working in NURBS? Nov 28, 2013 at 20:04
  • How would I be able to tell if I duplicated the mesh? I've not touched NURBS. Nov 28, 2013 at 20:10
  • I think its called the Object window or something? It should show you all the objects in your scene. I haven't touched Maya in like 5 years, tho. Nov 28, 2013 at 20:54
  • @JoshKahane - I made my comment an answer. You can and mark it as accepted to close out the question.
    – ckpepper02
    Dec 20, 2013 at 16:27

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Looks to me like you have a copy of your mesh in a Reference layer.

Click the layer window and if you have a layer marked with a R next to it, click that two more times and you'll be able to select your object.

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