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19-01-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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tri count
i have been creating a character. i need to know how many triangle polys are on that character. there is an option that i found that displays the poly count on that character.
BUT IT ONLY TELLS ME HOW MANY VERTS, EDGES, FACES AND UV'S I HAVE. IT doesn't tell me how many tris i have in my scene or on my character.
How can i display the tri count on my display screen???????????????????????????????????????
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19-01-2005, 05:30 PM   #2
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Polygons > Triangulate.

Once you have your count, you can undo the triangulation.

In Maya 6, the polycount HUD has added Tris to the display.
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19-01-2005, 05:33 PM   #3
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i would have guessed it..........MAYA 6.....i got maya 5...........
i dont think i got time for this but i might enter the current tournament..........but how do i know how many tris i got since you said we have to have lower than 7,000 tris on the character we make?
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19-01-2005, 05:35 PM   #4
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OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i see what you mean now...i got kinda confused there......so triangulate then count the faces........since maya 5 doesn't have tri count then wee just triangulate our mesh then it will tell us how many faces..........................i got it thanks man your a big help !!!!!!!!!
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19-01-2005, 05:38 PM   #5
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when does the current tournament end?
AT THE END OF THIS MONTH?
if that is right i had better get back to work!!!!!
so how do i exactly enter this tournament????????
do i just create a thread in the competitions area and post my work there............LOL........i think i am just asking questions and then answering them i just need to make sure.........
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19-01-2005, 08:15 PM   #6
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http://www.forum.simplymaya.com/foru...?s=&forumid=39

Just take a look at the rules and how everyone else is doing it.
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19-01-2005, 08:26 PM   #7
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I have a triangle counter MEL script that works in Maya 5. You can get it off my site: http://www.dannyngan.com/tools.htm.
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19-01-2005, 08:29 PM   #8
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hey thanks dannyngan. for the triangle counter...........
another question....what do we do when we are done with our character for the tournament? do we make an animation or a still picture? how will they determine the winner?
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http://www.forum.simplymaya.com/show...threadid=14538

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