SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.


SM Forums / Maya Questions / Lighting & Rendering / Image Plane Issue ...

Lighting & Rendering General Lighting, Camera & Rendering Related Topics

Join the conversation. Reply to post
 
Thread Tools
11-08-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
mtcgs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 124
Image Plane Issue ...
Why does my Image Plane disappear whenever I click anywhere in the viewport window. Also, the toggle button and pull-down display options for the Image Plane are not functional. The only way to restore my Image Plane visibility, after losing it, is to click on the Image Plane node in "Utilities"
in the Hypershade. It's probably worth mentioning that I'm running Maya 2012 on a Mac Pro.
  Reply with quote
11-08-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
honestdom
The Nurb Herd
 
honestdom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Posts: 2,381
your clipping plane could be set to crappy near and far values.
  Reply with quote
11-08-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
mtcgs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 124
Image Plane Issue ...
That seems to be good ... but even if it were not, why would just clicking anywhere in the viewport cause it to disappear ... like it does ?
  Reply with quote
11-08-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
honestdom
The Nurb Herd
 
honestdom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Posts: 2,381
your near clipping plane was probably too low or something. did you bring in an export from some matchmove software?
  Reply with quote
11-08-2011, 08:58 PM   #5
mtcgs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 124
Image Plane Issue ...
Ok ... It was the clip. This was passed along to me through the agencies creative staff and was converted from the original CAD data. I went back and checked and, as you suggested, the clip was jacked WAY up. The depth was set to 10000. I knocked it down to 100 and everything fell into place. Not sure why it was set so high but anyway its fine now. Many thanks. Its a one more thing I'll be checking as these files come across.
  Reply with quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Image Plane In Viewport 2.0? & TazzyUK Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 0 25-03-2016 06:48 PM
camera image plane issue mickhah Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 4 15-08-2013 05:37 PM
Image Plane Issue MrYeti Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 3 16-07-2013 09:35 PM
Image plane issue when rendering. xplicit Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 8 20-10-2012 04:49 PM
Image Plane Setup Issue Alias213 Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 2 08-11-2006 11:31 PM