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Old 18-07-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Hello, I am new to maya 2008 and I have purchased Learning Autodesk Maya 2008: The Modeling & Animation Handbook.

My problem is that I am in project 01 pg. 37, and I am trying to use the Edit>Duplicate Special to mirror my faces of Leon's Torso. I am wondering after that it says to set Geometry Type to Instace, but I am new to maya and I don't know where to find the Geometry Type.

Can anyone help me with my problem, and is there an better way to mirror faces?

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The best way to do it is go to the duplicate menu and with your geometry selected, select instance. In the X axis (it may be the z axis depending on the direction your model is facing)put in -1, this will then flip your geometry, in other words mirror it.

Instances of geometry will then update straight away every time you make an adjustment to the original half....

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Hi,

Don't just click on the text "duplicate special" - click on the square box next to the words to open its option box.

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Thanks guys the information was very helpful.
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