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Old 23-07-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Distortion and blank if zoom out?

Ugh...

I was quite happily working on my model, but now in perspective mode there's a weird distortion (faces go all scratchy and turn black or get cut in half as I rotate around the model)

And if I zoom out too much it just goes blank and I don't see anything.

This happened suddenly so it must be something simple I've done inside Maya.

It can't be a driver issue as other models are fine.
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Old 23-07-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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With the zooming out it could be the Far clip plane, if you open up the outliner, select the camera you are on ie; Perspective, and open the attributes for it, then half way down is the settings for the far clip plane, just whack it up high and you can zoom out to your hearts content.Something like 10000.000 should do it!

With the other thing, not sure what you mean by scratchy, the model half disappearing could be the near clip plane, so check if that's set to the minimum it can be, I think it's 0.010, any chance of a screenshot?
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Old 23-07-2009, 03:28 PM   #3
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the clipping planes on your camera are all screwy it sounds like, they control how near or far you can zoom before objects "clip" off.
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Old 23-07-2009, 03:29 PM   #4
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Damn you Dango you beat me to it lol.
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Old 23-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #5
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Originally posted by GecT
Damn you Dango you beat me to it lol.
Hahaha, sorry, think we must have been replying at the same time! lol
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Old 23-07-2009, 09:33 PM   #6
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Hmm I don't think its the clipping planes ?

Notice the arm and the ear are messed up..
It changes as I rotate around it...
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Old 23-07-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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This is it zoomed out a little in pers
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Old 23-07-2009, 09:42 PM   #8
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I'm also getting an error:

"could not find an appropriate startup camera: top"

I imported the file into a new scene and it all looks fine now, oh well!
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