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Old 07-02-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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HI Im new to Maya, I have just started using Maya's tutorial and now Im trying to make other objects, I have decided to take up the project of recreating a theater stage however I have hit a bump...My problem is that I cant and dont know how to cut simple shapes out of objects, for instance Im trying to cut a circle out of a square...So please could someone help me with this it would be much appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #2
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What you do is:

1) move the cylinder so that it overlaps/ intersects the cube
2) select one object (the cube), then hold shift and select the other one (the cylinder)
3) In the toolbar at the top go to Polygons/ Booleans/ Difference

And that should do it Try experimenting with the Union and Intersection settings and which item you select first; you'll get a lot of results to play with!

Good luck!
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:47 PM   #3
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Wow that worked great thank you so much for the help!
I will play around with it and post my results later.

Thank you again I really Appreciate it and especially the fast response!
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:36 AM   #4
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No prob mate!
Hope to see your work soon on the WIP board!
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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Default Previous work...

Well this isnt the theater one but this is my previous work for now, what do you think for a beginner?
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:29 PM   #6
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Default Another...

and this one...
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your works are great for a newbie , but dont make it a habit of using Booleans too much, since they produce quite horrible results sometimes...

i also liked Booleans before but now i hate them cus they became a pain in the butt
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Thanks Im sure I'll get the hang of the diffrent things in maya, not sure what you mean by boolean exactly, I know it in a whole as I program but animation side...is it diffrent?
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Booleans tend to disappear sometimes, when Booleaned twice

http://forums.simplymaya.com/showthr...threadid=25000

check this thread then you'll know more about Booleans
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Dude, those are some nice effects! I myself am quite new to Maya and I wouldn't have a clue how to make those effects. Nice work, keep it up!

And thanks, DotNet for that link; it's proved useful to me
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