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Old 07-04-2003, 03:30 AM   #1
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I am new to maya and I have designed a few simple things (nothing hard at all), so I decided that my next project would be some sort of gun... so I found a image for a gun and I was wondering how I could put the image in the background of the view in Maya to model over... if you can even understand that :p
(btw I am running Maya 4.5)

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Old 07-04-2003, 03:37 AM   #2
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CHeck this out:

http://www.simplymaya.com/movie_page...html?tut_id=24
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Old 07-04-2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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hmm... that is for creating a static image plane... normally used for refs,, and if you want one that will stay in the background o fthe view, then goto:

Window -> Rendering Editors -> Multilister -> cameras (tab)

double click perspShape and scroll down (if you have a low res screen), click the box on the right of the [Image Plane], which is in the environment tab, then rest is self explaining
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Old 07-04-2003, 08:30 PM   #4
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Hi Lane,

if you want to use the method Tariqrf mentions I have just uploaded a tutorial about Setting up an image plane in Maya here... -->
http://forum.simplymaya.com/showthre...5091#post45091

it is for a car thou but the steps that have to be made is pretty much the same...

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Old 07-04-2003, 08:45 PM   #5
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Thanks all very much for the very helpful tips!
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