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Old 12-01-2011, 04:30 AM   #1
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Hey guys I'm new to maya and am experiencing some problems, I have a book called game art for teens that I am learning off. I know it's a bit old but it is still ok.

Now my problem is this. I'm using maya 2010 and in the options up the top there is no Polygon or Edit Polygon.
tabs, why is this?

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Try Mesh, Edit Mesh, they changed the name of the menus a few versions back. You'll have no problem following along though. You'll just need to figure out where they moved a few things.

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Thanks Dave, is Mesh an option menu up the top? because I don't have that either.
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Dw I'm an idiot found it. thanks heaps
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No problem lot of people had the same problem when Autodesk renamed the menus.

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When Autodesk took over Maya one of the first things they did in an attempt to standardize the nomenclature between Maya and 3DS Max (read that as make Maya feel more like Max) was to change "polygon" to "mesh" and "nurbs" to "surface" but they could not completely replace "polygon" and "nurb" so the net result is that you have all four terms spread willy nilly through the menus and in my opinion it only makes the menus confusing and inconsistent and was a complete waste of energy.
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