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Old 27-07-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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hello, i'm new here and in the all maya business..
How can i do a banana in maya? i mean the form.
I tried to do this from a cylinder, but i didn't worked
So, if someone can help me with this it will be great [with pics it will be awesome]

thnx :attn:
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Old 27-07-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: banana with maya

Originally posted by lenazh
hello, i'm new here and in the all maya business..
How can i do a banana in maya? i mean the form.
I tried to do this from a cylinder, but i didn't worked
So, if someone can help me with this it will be great [with pics it will be awesome]

thnx :attn:
there are lots of ways to model a banana, one way would be to create a nurbs sphere and push and pul the verts until you get the desired look
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Old 27-07-2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Re: banana with maya

Originally posted by jali
there are lots of ways to model a banana, one way would be to create a nurbs sphere and push and pul the verts until you get the desired look

this is the best i could do, and i don't think that it looks like banana
maybe someone bored and can help me in msn ?:blush:
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Old 27-07-2007, 11:11 PM   #4
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Isnt there one sort of bananas that is completely straight like that?

But I guess that you should do some beginner modeling tutorials for polygon or nurbs, make them and you can make a banana before you know it.

Best of luck!
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for sure u have to start from basics
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Originally posted by deadjackal
for sure u have to start from basics
what do you mean basics? a banana is very basic....i think...
i don't think that making a ball or a square is the basic that you mean....
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Old 27-07-2007, 11:37 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Weyu
Isnt there one sort of bananas that is completely straight like that?

But I guess that you should do some beginner modeling tutorials for polygon or nurbs, make them and you can make a banana before you know it.

Best of luck!
can't find any beginner tutorials....do you have some ? :bow:
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Looks ok to me.

Maybe flatten the thinner end and then bend it a bit with a non liniar bend. Sorted
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well, i have a progress...
i think it's pretty good...
but how i make it look like a real banana [ you know, like a yellow one ] ?
and how i render it in maya 8.5?
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yeah - that's looking much better. before you can texture it you need to lay out the UVs - i might try automatic mapping...then you take it into photoshop to paint.
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Originally posted by arran
yeah - that's looking much better. before you can texture it you need to lay out the UVs - i might try automatic mapping...then you take it into photoshop to paint.
how i do it?
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When you open your browser goto google or any other searchengine and type in MAYA 3d tutorials.

I found the 2 following links after a mere 10 minutes search there not about banannas, but quite informative nonetheless

http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/tutorials.html
http://www.3dtotal.com/tutorials/

Buying a dvd and/or book is also recommendable, but for the time being i think you have enough with the free tutorials on the internet.
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this is a really a good tutorial that explains the basics of laying out UVs.

http://www.ramyhanna.com/texturing/p...utorial01.html

hope it helps.
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i can't find the 'Edit Polygons' anywhere...in maya 8.5
i even don't have 'Modeling mode' there
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The menus were changed in maya 8, its all in the polygons menuset in the create uv and edit uv menus
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