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Old 03-02-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default i have a question about maya.....

hey everyone, I'm fairly new with maya. Does any body knows how to place a sky and ground in maya? I've tried other programs like cinema 4d which is really easy to set a sky and ground surface but I just don't get it how to do it with maya. I want to learn how to use a 3d software, so far I've tried cinema 4d which i found really easy to use, then lightwave but looks too complicated and now maya. I will like to continue using maya because this is the software we used in school but at this moment i'm learing it by myself.

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welcome to Maya community lico0485

well im not very experienced in maya but as far as i know, you cant "set" the sky and ground in maya, like the way you set them in cinema4D, you have to "create" them in Maya

for a ground i usually create a plane ( thats enough for me most of the time)

as a sky just make a sphere and enlarge it (around 200 units for radius will do fine) and give it a light blue color

i wud suggest u to do all the tutorials in the help files that comes with Maya

if u want to create detail skies you might want to look for few tutorials about dynamics
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