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Old 09-09-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Question Rubiks Cube question


This may be a no brainer for most. I've been out of the loop with Maya for about 2 years and I'm refreshing my skills and have run into a challenge.

I'm animating a rubiks cube and all is well as far as rotating faces. My question is when I want to rotate a face to a specific value i.e. 180 degrees, I will go into the "transform attributes" section and key in "180" for the "Y" axis. I notice that the only part of that face that rotates to 180 is just 1 of the 9 cubes! Why will not all 9 rotate to that value?

I'm most likely overlooking something very simple but don't see what that is.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-09-2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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you will need to group the faces and rotate the group, but thinking about it this might not work since each face would have to be a member of at least two groups to simulate a Rubics cube movement.
scripting would be the way to go ... heres a solution

and animation

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