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Old 18-11-2002, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default HELP! Self-taught 3d hiccups....

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self-teaching 3d here! (yep, it IS hard but fun!)

I have a book of tutorials which is really great but is for Maya 4 complete, and i have maya 4 unlimited.
this is cool until they start running mel scripts to emulate the subdivs i have already on unlimited.
i haven't run the mel script, and it says i can us subdivs in poly mode but we are modelling an alien head, creating the eye sockets. What i am worried about is that their eye socket seems to have duplicated, whereas I am taking the approach of modelling half the head, then I intend to mirror it.
Will this work? Am I "thinking" in the right direction?

Also, can anyone give me some easy instructions on how to use/import a bitmap image to model from? (my book is ok but they supply all the images!) Tried to import>image etc but didn't work well with more than one image and am trying to model a car.....

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Maybe these will help you a bit:
http://www.simplymaya.com/vip.shtml?tut=24
http://www.simplymaya.com/vip.shtml?tut=27
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Hi Natz
Thanks for posting!

I believe you´re talking about reference images? as in modelling aides right? if so, there´s an excellent tutorial on how to set image planes for reference in the Free Tutorials section of the site. Be sure to give a try.

As per the subD´s question I´ll leave it to the gurus around here, since I don´t understand very well the question.

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Whoa K-man! destroyed me by 3 minutes.
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Old 18-11-2002, 03:11 PM   #5
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talking about the image planes.. I noticed something strange.. I opened a recent project I was doing and when I moved around in persp... the image planes dissappeared while me moving around... and when I try to move/edit something, the image planes get all fuzzy...

any ideas of how to get it back to normal?

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Originally posted by adldesigner
Whoa K-man! destroyed me by 3 minutes.
I'm learning I'm learning
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Originally posted by kbrown
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Hehe, won´t be that easy next time.
Besides with mtmckinely around here ... it never is.
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Originally posted by adldesigner
Hehe, won´t be that easy next time.
Besides with mtmckinely around here ... it never is.
Eh? :p
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hey there mike! it's YOUR car tutorial I'm having a go with! all looks easy enough - just sorting out how to load/use images (since they didnt go over that on the training course i did!!) - thanks for making that, even better as a TT, I mean, they ARE my dream car!.....

Thanks KB and adldesigner for your ideas....


again, anyone out there got any ideas about my subD question......??

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