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Old 14-04-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Hi all.. sorry for my noobiness..

I am trying to make a model in a tutotial from the book Mastering Maya 8.. it is an aircraft for a superhero type character. This is a Nurbs training segment.

I have made a surface for the body of the ship. It's a rounded deformed sphere shape. I put some wheel wells in it for the wheels and used the intersect and trim tool to make them. Now I am trying to make the cockpit for the ship and trying to intersect and trim the shapes -- it's a deformed sphere to make the cavity that the character would sit in.. but for some reason I am having all kinds of problems. Nothing I try works fully. The areas to be trimmed just won't trim. Especially the body of the ship...

I feel like I have tried every combination and order of operations.. deleting history.. rebuilding curves and surfaces.. not rebuilding them.. nothing seems to work. Any idea what's going on here?

Also, at some point when attempting it the cockpit portion turned all black.. maybe this is a clue?

I guess i should just start over on this segment -- rebuild it again -- but I wanted to see if anyone has any ideas.

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your best bet is to post a picture so we can see what's going on - it sounds like you may be trying to trim across 2 surfaces - i don't have too much experience with nurbs so i might be wrong.
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after intersect and "rebuild curves"


duplicated cockpit area even though that wasn't set in the trim tool



I deleted the black duplicate and tried again and got this warning - - tried to trim again and crashed

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I figured out what I was doing wrong.. I shouldn't have been rebuilding the curves.

I just deleted the history on all the parts -- including the curves created immediately after intersecting -- and then trimmed, and it worked fine.
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been stuck at work all day so only just got a chance to check out your pics - glad you managed to sort it out.

looks like a cool model. post it up in the wip forum. i'm sure you'll get some good comments.
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cool! Thanks for the repsonse.

It is a fun little tutorial.. A lot of tutorials I have tried weren't very good. I didn't like the things you make. I really like this one though because I'm into comics and stuff and this has a kind of Incredibles vibe to it. It seems like it will be a lot of fun animating this vehicle and character, too(Though challenging!).
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