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Old 21-08-2006, 03:48 PM   #1
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Exclamation Assigning a material please help

i am new to maya so sorry if this is a dumb question.

i have a cube that i want to assign a material to but i only want it on the front and back sides how do i do this???
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Select the faces, backclick and select 'assign new material', then pick a material from the list.

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thanks,

ok what if i have a material assigned to all 6 sides, but want to remove it from all the sides except the front and back. so when it renders you only see the two sides and the others are transparent???
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all objects come with a pre assigned material - 'lambert 1'.

Just select the faces that you want to be transparent, assign a material and increase the material's transparency via the slider in the attribute section. Then pick the other front and back faces and assign a new material and adjust the attributes to your liking.

Texturing is pretty complicated - I am just giving you an easy way to achieve what you are trying to do - the best thing to do is find a good texturing tutorial - this one is pretty good and should explain the basics.

http://www.ramyhanna.com/texturing/p...utorial01.html

Good luck!
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