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Old 02-03-2006, 03:18 AM   #1
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i am a total noob.i just recently got maya 7.i downloaded the video on here to make the cartoon dog.in the first part of the video about 5 min through the guy is shaping the dogs head.he shapes the sphere into the shape of the dogs head.when i try to shape the head it never works like the video.only a small triangle shape gets pulled from the sphere.when he does it one side of the whole sphere moves and is rounded.
kinda hard to explain.any help?
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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have u selected the same vertices as he has?
Are u using a nurbs sphere or a poly sphere.
maybe a pic would help people answer ure question.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:59 AM   #3
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I thing u have the level of smothness to display low poly for nurbs. Hit the hotkey 3, i think to get it smoothed.
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Old 02-03-2006, 03:26 PM   #4
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ok i found out how to move multiple vertex points at once.i have another question.when i start shaping other parts of the head and go into front view one side of the head is differant than the other.when i am shaping the head it seems that only one side of it is affected.help
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then make sure u are selecting both sides of the head. simple really..
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ok thanks.its my first time useing maya so i didnt know
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:16 AM   #7
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sorry yeah ok man good luck. if u work from a side view it usually selects the other side too but only if u use the selection box. to pull around the vertices
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ok i have another q.i have the 2 of the dogs legs done and the ear.now i have to put them on the other side.he says in the video to go to front view and press insert and yellow dots appear on legs and ear.my keyboard doesnt have an insert button.anything else i can do?
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ok i got that prob sorted.i have a new prob.when i convert to polys and try to merge vertices nothing happens.it just stays the same.any suggestions?
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u might need to change the merge verts settings and make the number in the tools options have a bigger distance so it will do them wen further away


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ok i will try that
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ok that worked.i got the head and neck done it polys.it looks great.then when i converted the body into polys it looks horrible.it doesnt even connect to the neck anymore.and the front and end of the body have all turned into spikey edges.it looks horrible.where did i go wrong?
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noooo its the isoparm.... it happends to me everonce in a while.. i hate it you have to delete the nurb and make it again.
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yeah it happens mate its cause when u was modelingin nurbs it wasnt as tidy as it could of been this comes with practice happened to me when i 1st did the dog tut, just reshape in polys thats all u can do.
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