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# 1 26-09-2004, 03:14 PM
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Rendering the object and it's wireframe

Hi all
I've seen some of you render an object with it's wireframe using plugins.
Does anyone know of a way of accomplishing that with maya 6 without any plugins, or with some free plugins?

# 2 26-09-2004, 11:32 PM
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Maya Vector will do it.

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# 3 27-09-2004, 10:09 AM
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I've never used it. can you please specify the options i need to mark in order to get that rendering?!

# 4 27-09-2004, 03:30 PM
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# 5 28-09-2004, 05:21 PM
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Thanks. I followed his tutrial and it's o.k, but i was kinda hoping there's a simpler way. In 3d studio you just apply a wire material and that's it. about 2 or 3 mouse clicks.
Anyway, i've found another way, which is a bit resource consuming.
If anyone's interested, follow these steps:
1.Create your object (i did it using polygons).
2. Go to Edit polygons>Texture>Automatic mapping.
3.Open the Texture editor through Window>UV Texture editor.
4. in the texture editor, go to Polygons> UV snapshot.
5. determine the reslution and save the file.
6. Now apply a material to your object and assign the snapshot as a color map.
7. Render and you've got a render of your object with a wireframe on.
The resolution of the map will determine how good the wireframe looks.
Not the best of solutions out there but it works...
Thanks for all those who helped

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