SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge / Problem with detaching curves.
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-06-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
matz0r
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Problem with detaching curves.

Hello everyone, I am in the process of learning maya and i have run across a problem relating to the detach curves function as i was going through the project in my book. I have serched on the forums here and in the maya help and couldnt find what was wrong so im making this post in the hopes that soemone might have an idea what could be wrong or someone who had a similar problem might be able to help.

I am trying to model an axe with NURBS so i created a curve for the axe-head. I ended the cuve close to the first point and then had maya automatically close the curve, Since i want the cutting edge of the axe to come to a sharp point i will have to bend the curve a bit so i cannot create a planar surface. I was going to create a boundary surface by cutting the curve i made for the axe head into 4 seperate curves (top, bottom, 2 sides).



I set the four points where i want maya to cut the curves, but when i go to Surfaves > Detach Curves, this is my result




i looked in the outliner and it did in fact make four curves, however the fourth curve is extremely small.



ive tried numerous different things and i keep running into the same problem with detach curves. It seems to always delete a portion of my curve! Im totally stumped and would really appreciate any help or ideas on what my problem could be. I apologize if it is something blatantly obvious!

thanks for you time,
-matthew
matz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 08:36 AM   #2
matz0r
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

well i managed to figure out what the problem was. Im posting what was wrong here so that if by some odd chance anyone has the same problem I did and comes here looking for help that they might be able to see a possible fix.

I have no clue why, but for some reason my CV curve tool was set to "1 Linear" I Changed the setting to "3 Cubic" and redrew the cuve, and then was able to detach the curves without any further problems. Really wish i would have thought to mess with that sooner!

matz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
arran
Registered User
 
arran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

cheers for posting the solution to your problem.
__________________
arran3D

arran3D blog
arran is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem solving many dynamic objects in a pile? rohiniduggal Dynamics & Special Effects 3 14-01-2011 06:26 PM
apache environment problem andrew_sorensen Simply Maya Tutorials 4 08-12-2010 02:48 PM
Strange Problem - Unable to change attributes for multiple objects anthonysw3 Technical Issues 4 04-12-2010 10:56 PM

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.