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How to render objects in smooth mode in Maya

I'm going to assume you're using V-Ray. It's the most popular renderer that doesn't by default inherit from the smooth mesh settings. So, you've made a cube, and pressed 3 to smooth it: When you ...
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Which software should be used for simulating light beam reflection from headlight reflector?

In seeking a software to model light in a reflector assembly, i stumbled upon this question and in the same search effort, I have learned about ReflectorCAD and a handful of other related softwares ...
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How to change my manipulator to global?

There are several axes you can use for manipulation, and they all have their own place. World is the one you describe. The other common one is Local, which is relative to your selected object's parent....
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Are softwares like maya, autocad, 3d max, nuke, etc. helpful in anyway to a ui/ux designer

The good jobs usually hire you based on your design skills--not any particular software you may (or may not) know. As for the programs you listed, they won't hurt, of course, but they're pretty much ...
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Cannot freeze transformations in Maya

No and yes, freezing moves space. Thus the numeric values of any child spaces are moved around loosing meaning. To protect users from themselves its not allowed, and it does not make sense. Spaces ...
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How to divide a very big .obj file?

RMB (Right Mouse Button) on the canvas and choose Select All In the status line choose Select Component Type () and under that Face () deselect others Looking from above marque select the are you want ...
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cut cylinder shape in to 2 parts

You've got a couple options. The first is likely the easiest for a beginner level, but can cause the occasional geometry artifact depending on topology. Create a cube Position it to overlap the part ...
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So what's difference between MAYA and Blender?

what's difference between Maya and Blender? Hum. Depends... With both of them you can do awesome stuff or lame projects. As with a lot of applications one defining thing on which application you ...
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How to create animated videos like this link?

Your best chance to make videos like this is to use Blender. It´s free, it can handle 3D modeling easily well, it´s documentation is thorough and it also has many tutorials available. Also, as a ...
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How do I replicate this (3D) metal texture?

At first: I do not have your 3D programs, only some simple to use freebies and low cost entry level stuff. Check, if you can get acceptable result with simple non-photorealistic shading, select a ...
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World machine outputs terraced maps (minecraft)

You say: the height map it self also looks terraced when zoomed in and probably this is what causing this effect You've answered your own question. Sounds like you need to carefully blur to ...
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Crazy values on morph targets in unreal engine 4

Sometimes the hard way is actually the simplest way. I couldn't have anything working using Game Exporter or using plugins, so I made myself a script for baking my animation including my corrective ...
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UV map for a model that has separate components

So, yeah you can have it all in separate component and even use same material, just space your UVs accordingly and apply the material with your base color metallic roughness and so on. But here you ...
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How is this overlay and texture change on an e-commerce site achieved?

These are almost certainly 3D models, with fabric texture images which have been applied using UV mapping. As for which software was used, there's no way to tell for sure. However software such as ...
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maya export fbx and import it in another maya, all materials cannot be imported

I fix it, in new scene, I should enable textured
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Grid and design guidelines for 3D system icons?

Graphisoft recently redesigned their legacy UI for ArchiCAD, replacing the dated and clunky pixel art with a smoother, more elegant SVG icon set - and it definitely has a clear set of guidelines, ...
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Vertigo effect in maya

I assume you want a non-moving background object to be scaled linearly(=same height or width increment or decrement in every frame interval, not same in percents but same in millimeters) during the ...
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How to draw pattern on a sphere

A quick top level comment - the pattern you see here most likely isn't based in the geometry directly - that is, the verts were probably unchanged from a basic sphere primitive. It looks to me like ...
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3ds max 2014 - import FBX from Maya 2017 then see nothing

Turn out the problem here is because of the file version of FBX file format. To make the 3Ds max 2014 read the fbx exported from Maya 2017, we must edit the export settings in Maya 2017 a bit. In ...
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Indenting a shape into a model

Seemingly no answers from Maya owners. I haven't one, but this is the way how the job is done in CAD software: Place the wanted inset shape in front of the solid Project the inset shape onto the ...
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Smoothness and mental ray in Maya

Smooth Mesh Preview has three modes (by pressing the 1 (the image above), 2 (Cage + Smooth Mesh), or 3 (the image below) keys). You can quickly see how the model will appear when smoothed with not as ...
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Smooth edges in Maya

select the edge that you want smooth Then shift Right click and then select bevel option Then play with the parameters you want. HAVE FUN
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Smooth edges in Maya

in the channel box (right box on the screen) scroll down to poly bevel section that you made then in there change offset , roundness and segments to get to what you need
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Is it possible to snap a vertex of a shape to a specific point of a nurb curve?

First, select the curve whose points you would want to snap a vertex to. Go to Display -> NURBs -> CV; This will make the points visible on only the selected curve(s). After that, simply select the ...
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Maya 2015 Road cliping through ground

Found solution, had to edit the near clipping plane settings from the camera. is 0.2 at default, had to increase it to 0.6. This worked for me but it might be possible you have to play a bit with the ...
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Can't delete vertices in Maya

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.
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How can I smoothly merge two cylinders that intersect at an angle using 3D Maya?

You need to need to use the target weld tool under the Mesh Tools in the menu bar. Then select the source object and drag to your second object. Here is a link with a detailed tutorial.
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Automatically load obj to Maya

Yes you can do this. What you do is you turn echo on and open the script editor then do this once and copy the instructions to the code line below and replace with variables. Anyway a simple example (...
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Importing models from another maya project

File → Import will load other scenes into current scene. File → Export allows you to conditionally export things from scenes. PS: Yes its as obvious as that. But depends on your rig ...
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How to convert an Illustrator file to a 3D model?

3DS Max Solution. Convert your shape to outline in Illustrator, check before exporting it if the number of points is too high go to Pathfinder Options > Remove Redundant Points, then export the ...
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