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Old 18-11-2002, 01:53 PM   #1
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hey guys/gals

self-teaching 3d here! (yep, it IS hard but fun!)

I have a book of tutorials which is really great but is for Maya 4 complete, and i have maya 4 unlimited.
this is cool until they start running mel scripts to emulate the subdivs i have already on unlimited.
i haven't run the mel script, and it says i can us subdivs in poly mode but we are modelling an alien head, creating the eye sockets. What i am worried about is that their eye socket seems to have duplicated, whereas I am taking the approach of modelling half the head, then I intend to mirror it.
Will this work? Am I "thinking" in the right direction?

Also, can anyone give me some easy instructions on how to use/import a bitmap image to model from? (my book is ok but they supply all the images!) Tried to import>image etc but didn't work well with more than one image and am trying to model a car.....

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Old 18-11-2002, 01:56 PM   #2
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Maybe these will help you a bit:
http://www.simplymaya.com/vip.shtml?tut=24
http://www.simplymaya.com/vip.shtml?tut=27
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Hi Natz
Thanks for posting!

I believe youŽre talking about reference images? as in modelling aides right? if so, thereŽs an excellent tutorial on how to set image planes for reference in the Free Tutorials section of the site. Be sure to give a try.

As per the subDŽs question IŽll leave it to the gurus around here, since I donŽt understand very well the question.

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Whoa K-man! destroyed me by 3 minutes.
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Old 18-11-2002, 02:11 PM   #5
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talking about the image planes.. I noticed something strange.. I opened a recent project I was doing and when I moved around in persp... the image planes dissappeared while me moving around... and when I try to move/edit something, the image planes get all fuzzy...

any ideas of how to get it back to normal?

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Hehe, wonŽt be that easy next time.
Besides with mtmckinely around here ... it never is.
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Hehe, wonŽt be that easy next time.
Besides with mtmckinely around here ... it never is.
Eh? :p
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hey there mike! it's YOUR car tutorial I'm having a go with! all looks easy enough - just sorting out how to load/use images (since they didnt go over that on the training course i did!!) - thanks for making that, even better as a TT, I mean, they ARE my dream car!.....

Thanks KB and adldesigner for your ideas....


again, anyone out there got any ideas about my subD question......??

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