SimplyMaya Forums

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

Home / forum / Modeling / Modeling / Help : Polygon Tool
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-01-2011, 03:30 AM   #1
Ownejj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Help : Polygon Tool

Hey guys I'm new to maya and am experiencing some problems, I have a book called game art for teens that I am learning off. I know it's a bit old but it is still ok.

Now my problem is this. I'm using maya 2010 and in the options up the top there is no Polygon or Edit Polygon.
tabs, why is this?

thanks in advance.
Ownejj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 03:34 AM   #2
David
SM Site Programmer
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,029
Thanks: 49
Thanked 389 Times in 304 Posts
Default

Try Mesh, Edit Mesh, they changed the name of the menus a few versions back. You'll have no problem following along though. You'll just need to figure out where they moved a few things.

Dave
__________________
Worst Response To A Crisis:
From a readers' Q and A column in TV GUIDE: "If we get involved in a nuclear war, would the electromagnetic pulses from exploding bombs damage my videotapes?"
David is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to David For This Useful Post:
Ownejj (12-01-2011)
Old 12-01-2011, 03:39 AM   #3
Ownejj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Thanks Dave, is Mesh an option menu up the top? because I don't have that either.
Ownejj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 03:40 AM   #4
Ownejj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Dw I'm an idiot found it. thanks heaps
Ownejj is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ownejj For This Useful Post:
Old 12-01-2011, 03:42 AM   #5
David
SM Site Programmer
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,029
Thanks: 49
Thanked 389 Times in 304 Posts
Default

No problem lot of people had the same problem when Autodesk renamed the menus.

Good luck.
Dave
__________________
Worst Response To A Crisis:
From a readers' Q and A column in TV GUIDE: "If we get involved in a nuclear war, would the electromagnetic pulses from exploding bombs damage my videotapes?"
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 06:48 AM   #6
ctbram
Moderator
 
ctbram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 2,996
Thanks: 42
Thanked 582 Times in 532 Posts
Default

When Autodesk took over Maya one of the first things they did in an attempt to standardize the nomenclature between Maya and 3DS Max (read that as make Maya feel more like Max) was to change "polygon" to "mesh" and "nurbs" to "surface" but they could not completely replace "polygon" and "nurb" so the net result is that you have all four terms spread willy nilly through the menus and in my opinion it only makes the menus confusing and inconsistent and was a complete waste of energy.
__________________
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Sir Isaac Newton, 1675

Last edited by ctbram : 12-01-2011 at 06:50 AM.
ctbram is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ctbram For This Useful Post:
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free Friday Tutorial #2: Using the Birail Tool in Maya Miss_Nova Free Fridays 3 26-01-2015 06:54 AM
Scale tool settings Sircharles Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 1 06-01-2011 08:16 PM
smooth preview tool bullet1968 Mel Scripts & Programming 0 03-01-2011 04:21 AM
hot key for Lasso Tool ? iamcreasy Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 2 23-12-2010 04:01 AM
3D clone tool Spitfire Tutorial bullet1968 Maya Materials & Textures 2 15-12-2010 12:00 PM

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.