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

Batman by Jason Edwards
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

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 18-08-2003, 07:48 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default A 3D equivilant of Masking? [36kb image]

Okay, what I'm about to ask for will probably sound retarted. I'm a major Maya newbie, I'm messing with it because my school has a lab license for it and I have an absurd amount of free time. Now onto the question...

Does Maya have the 3D equivilant of a "mask"?

Here's my example...

Now, is there a way to set things up so that sphere, when rendered, only "exists" within the boundaries of that cube?
MukiMuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-08-2003, 08:00 PM   #2
Alan's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,800
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

Hmm not sure, you could use Booleans to cut a part out of the cube where the sphere intersects it if you wanted to. That might work.

Welcome to SM by the way

Technical Director - Framestore

Currently working on: Your Highness

Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2003, 01:43 AM   #3
Registered User
Dann's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 695
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

Yeah, If I understand you correctly you want to use the Edit NURBS > Blloeans > Intersect Tool.

Select the Sphere and hit ENTER, then select the cube and hit ENTER. That should work.
Dann is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
where can i post info about 3D job openings? atadami Members Lounge 3 03-12-2010 09:51 AM

Thread Tools

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.