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Old 02-02-2007, 03:57 AM   #1
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Default Polygon Face Offset

Hi Does anyone know how i can offset the face of a polygon shape?

I know this can be done with nurbs () but i want to do it with polygons.

I have done this very easily in SketchUp but want to do the same in maya... BTW i am new with maya!

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Old 02-02-2007, 06:25 AM   #2
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Yup sure,

It's really easy when you see it explained. I couldn't find out how to do it for love nor money, just stumbled across somebody else's solution for it one day - well, I guess I could have asked, Derr!

First, you have to make sure that the face you want to work on is only one face - The ends of a cylinder, for example have to have all the edges deleted first, so it's just a 8,16,20 - whatever, sided face. 16, 3 sided ones won't work.

When that's done, delete the history on the object concerned.

Next, you select that face and hit extrude, BUT don't move any of the manipulators. With the object selected after the extrusion is 'done', go to the channel box and find an INPUT called polyExtrudeFace1, scroll down to near the bottom, and there's a channel called Offset. Just type a small number into this field and watch the results. You can also left-click on the word Offset and then drag with your middle mouse button over one of the panels to change this interactively.

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Old 02-02-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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Cool Thank you

Thats it!

Thank you so much, if was'nt so expensive to fly to melbourne i would come over and shake your hand personally... this offset thing has been bugging me for ages... Thanks again.
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Hehe, not a problem.

Know what you mean, it's something so basic yet it's hidden in the interface - I'd have thought it would have just been an option somewhere - to extrude an offset, that is.

Never mind, you'll just have to have a beer for me next time you're drinking.

Simon.
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