Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 1
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# 1 13-02-2013 , 04:34 PM
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Left side, bottom and back orthographic views

I was wondering if it is possible to create/get a orthographic viewpoint of the bottom, left side and back side of the object I'm modeling? And if yes, then how?

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# 2 13-02-2013 , 05:29 PM
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You can create a new top camera call it bottom then with the camera sellected rota 180 and move down so you are looking up, same for the side and back camera............dave

Edit:Look in panel/orthographic/new/top




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# 3 13-02-2013 , 06:29 PM
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Thanks. That worked.

Is there any way to get the orthographic views meny that pop up when to press the spacebar, to display all the different views I have now created?

# 4 13-02-2013 , 07:33 PM
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When you tap the spacebar it should just switch to a layout of side, front, and top views along with perspective. Shouldn't need to change anything other than switching the top view to a bottom view.

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Its under windows/settings&preferences/marking menu editor I cannot help more than this as I do not use the hotbox so have never edited it..................dave




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# 6 13-02-2013 , 08:52 PM
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Just played about with it and got it working..................dave

Edit here is the little bit of script all you need to change(Bottom) to the name you have given you view

//Bottom
$curPan = `getPanel -wf`;
lookThroughModelPanel Bottom $curPan;

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# 7 04-07-2014 , 10:10 PM
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I had this problem and Googled it, and this came up. However I found something better and if I understand correctly you're all doing it in a more complicated fashion than necessary. So even though this thread is old, I'll post this for others. Just go to the top left of your view, and click VIEW > PREDEFINED BOOKMARKS > BOTTOM...Or which ever view you want, all 6 sides are available.

# 8 04-07-2014 , 11:16 PM
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That's a good one, the trouble with maya is there are always more than one way to do the same thing...............dave




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