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? enter image description here

I've tried Delete, Backspace, Ctrl+Delete, Ctrl+Backspace, Shift+RMB -> Delete Vertex, Mesh -> Delete Vertex. Even deleted history of this mesh. And it's still not deleting.

  • Delete inbound edgds first.
    – joojaa
    Oct 19, 2015 at 18:26

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You need to switch to face selection mode, select and delete the face.

You need at least 3 points to support a surface. Deleting the third point will confuse maya.

  • Can you please add a screenshot and explain a little bit better what you mean? What does "confuse" mean? Resulting in an error message? Unexpected results?
    – Mensch
    Feb 25, 2016 at 21:57
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    @Kurt maya wont just let you do it. It will just result in nothing happening. Default delete just deletes freestanding vertices, since a triangle allready has pruned possible freedoms no deletion will happen. Delete the face or delete edges, they have a higher priority. This is done so that you dont delete structure by mistake.
    – joojaa
    Feb 25, 2016 at 22:39

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