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
Loading

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 09-12-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
Steve555
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Attached Curves keep un-ataching themselves?

I created a closed loop cv curve by ataching 4 smaller cv curves together. I then did a Close Curves on it to make sure it was properly closed
The final 'master' curve looks perfect, and if I test it by duplicating and lofting between the two, it behaves neatly as expected.
I then deleted the original pieces AND the history, and projected the master on to a nurbs surface. But, when I come to select the resulting curve-on-surface, it is 4 seperate bits of curve, just like my originals!

When I looked at the master curve in the hypergraph, I found there were sub-curves still linked to it called curveOriginal1, curveOriginal2 etc. This baffles me as I deleted the curve pieces as well as the history on the master???

Anyway, I deleted those sub-curves and re-projected, but the problem persists.
I can not work with the curve-on-surface in pieces, as when I come to duplicate and loft, everything gets mangled inside-out. No amount of rebuilding or re-attaching the curves-on-surface fixes this.

Might there be a fix for this?
If not, does anyone know where I might have went wrong, to prevent it happening again?

Thanks.

(If anyone wants to look at it, you can DL BrokenCurve.ma from
http://www.ajrwarr.plus.com/maya/
(68k) )
Steve555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2005, 11:25 PM   #2
Falott
Registered User
 
Falott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: vienna
Posts: 1,095
Thanks: 3
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Default

I just tried to reconstruct your problem but it seems to not cause the same dilemma in my scene. I too projected a curve made out of 4 attached curves onto a nurbsplane. But even with history kept on, the curve projects itself in a closed state to the surface. Therefor I couldn´t tell what the problem in your scene is. I also detached the surface into parts and attached the parts again. curve still projects itself closed..
Falott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-12-2005, 06:35 AM   #3
mhcannon
Subscriber
 
mhcannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Waianae, HI
Posts: 1,275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

ok tried out your file and i see the trouble you're having. Maya seems to be having some trouble with the tight group of CVs where the lower case "a" joins the "y." If you move the CVs around the project curve will work correctly.
__________________

AIM: mhcannonDMC

"If you love your job, you'll never work another day in your life."
mhcannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-12-2005, 03:26 PM   #4
Steve555
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Many thanks, after I went through and carefully seperated the close groups of CVs it worked fine. I'd been creating straight segments of a curve by triple-clicking at hard corners, so maybe the 3 points were slightly back-to-front.
Steve555 is offline   Reply With Quote

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.