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yingying 23-11-2004 08:44 PM

A Maya6 start up setting problem
Hello everyone, my first post here :p

Today I was doing some practice on 3D modeling, texturing, and rendering. I saved my work, exit Maya, and out for lunch. When I was back, I opened Maya again and found the default persp view looks quite weird. Here is a picture of what it looks like:

You can see that only a small part of the grid is shown. When I switch to the four view, no grid is shown in the other three at all. When I zoomed in the persp view, more grid was shown but never whole, and the other three view was not affected. It looks as if there is a invisible wall blocking part of the screen.
It is a plane new scene with no objects added, all show grid options in all views are turned on. Didn't use any default scene either. When I add a new object, it will show in persp view if I adjust the angle to let it "emerge" from the invisible wall. However, nothing in other views. I didn't find anything wrong in previous practicing, and when I load the saved works, everything seems ok. So I suppose I just touched some options without noticing. Could someone help me, or tell me how I can reset the default settings? Thanks in advance! ;)

Emo 23-11-2004 10:21 PM

I'll be helpful next time if you post some specs of your machine..

but by judging from all the windows opened (Including Photoshop) at the same time I'd say you have a low virtual memory problem..

when running maya, have minimal stuff opened ensuring that it can use all possible virtual memory


yingying 23-11-2004 10:49 PM

Thanks Emo for responding :)

Well, my computer is a DELL dimension 3000 with P4 3.0 HT CPU, 512 RAM, 160 Hard drive, Video card is Geforce 5200 with 128 RAM. Well, following your suggestion, I rebooted my system and reopened Maya 6 without other program running save anti-virus and firewall, but it still like that :confused: Further more, I don't think that's a memory issue, as I have a system resource management tool, and you can see in the 2nd picture at botton-right corner, next to the clock, there is a small black box with number 114, which is how many RAM left. So...

I tried to apply a previous work as the default scene using the New Scene option box, but when starting a new scene, the screen still look like that :angry: While I can open that scene without problem. All grid are there when switching to four views. Weird hum?

Alan 24-11-2004 09:59 AM

select the camera, open the attribute editor and change the far clipping plane to a higher number.

I don't think it's a problem with your machine.


blomkaal 24-11-2004 04:57 PM

I've had that problem too, and I re-installed Maya and it works fine now, so I don't think it's a machine problem either... Thanks Alan, I'll try that out if it ever happens again... A lot easier than re-installing :)

Alan 24-11-2004 05:25 PM

you certainly don't need to re-install ;)



yingying 24-11-2004 05:40 PM

Thanks Alan, it works! \^o^/
So glad to have my dear views back to normal. Seems need to take more time studying camera ;)

The only problem now is, when I create a new scene, the views are still like the ugly one, and I have to reset cameras each time. Could someone tell me how to make my camera attribut settings as default startup settings? I tried to make my own scence as a default new, but that doesn't help. Thanks in advance!

Alan 24-11-2004 06:32 PM

windows>>settings and preferences>>preferences>>camera>> far clip planes.

Then file>>save preferences
That should do it



yingying 24-11-2004 06:39 PM

Thanks again Alan! You are so helpful :D Greatly appreciate it!

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