Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 01-04-2004, 07:59 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Image Planes

Tryin to model a car using Image Planes. Problem is, the images were made in photoshop using pixel units. At this point, I'm not too familiar with setting workings units in Maya,but I'm not sure if it will support pixels. This is the site were the examples are at:
ezysk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2004, 08:33 PM   #2
Lifetime Member
jsprogg's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,706
Thanks: 0
Thanked 85 Times in 77 Posts

hi those images will work fine..if you have masked the background to just show the car you need to save them in a format with an alpha chanel ...I recomend you save them as a targa or tiff and make sure you choose 32 bit format to include the alpha chanel.
once you have created your images in Photoshop, make a note of the image sizes...Then in maya create a primative plain the same ratio and assign a new material (lambert would be best ) then in the colour attribute of the material click the checkered box on the right and select the file option. In the attribute editor next to image name click the folder icon and browse to your image.
the image should now show on your plain if not then press 6 on your keyboard.

hope this helps....goodluck

Last edited by jsprogg : 01-04-2004 at 08:36 PM.
jsprogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2004, 10:12 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Denmark
Posts: 338
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Hi ezysk,

you could e.g. take a look at this little tutorial... -->


Alex V. U. Strarup

One mistake can ruin it all...
strarup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2004, 01:47 AM   #4
Registered User
newcott's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Biggin hill kent
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

cooly was just bout to post this too but it caught my eye

On the same tutorial anyone got any good ideas for texturing it, or any refence

newcott is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breakfast - Original SM Gallery Image by Philip Miss_Nova Simply Maya Gallery 4 19-04-2011 07:37 PM
Stratocaster - Original SM Gallery Image by Philip Miss_Nova Simply Maya Gallery 2 31-12-2010 10:30 AM
FerrariF2 - Original SM Gallery Image by Falco Fal Frida David Simply Maya Gallery 4 25-12-2010 01:42 AM
Physical Fitness Center Lounge - Original SM Gallery Image by Philip Miss_Nova Simply Maya Gallery 0 05-12-2010 12:32 PM
Toilette Water - Original SM Gallery Image by Roux David Simply Maya Gallery 1 04-12-2010 08:55 PM

Thread Tools

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.