Maya for 3D Printing - Rapid Prototyping
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# 1 27-07-2007 , 07:13 PM
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banana with maya

hello, i'm new here and in the all maya business..
How can i do a banana in maya? i mean the form.
I tried to do this from a cylinder, but i didn't worked
So, if someone can help me with this it will be great [with pics it will be awesome]

thnx :attn:

# 2 27-07-2007 , 07:32 PM
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Re: banana with maya

Originally posted by lenazh
hello, i'm new here and in the all maya business..
How can i do a banana in maya? i mean the form.
I tried to do this from a cylinder, but i didn't worked
So, if someone can help me with this it will be great [with pics it will be awesome]

thnx :attn:

there are lots of ways to model a banana, one way would be to create a nurbs sphere and push and pul the verts until you get the desired look

# 3 27-07-2007 , 08:30 PM
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Re: Re: banana with maya

Originally posted by jali
there are lots of ways to model a banana, one way would be to create a nurbs sphere and push and pul the verts until you get the desired look


this is the best i could do, and i don't think that it looks like banana user added image
maybe someone bored and can help me in msn ?:blush:

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# 4 27-07-2007 , 10:11 PM
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Isnt there one sort of bananas that is completely straight like that?

But I guess that you should do some beginner modeling tutorials for polygon or nurbs, make them and you can make a banana before you know it.

Best of luck!user added image

# 5 27-07-2007 , 10:20 PM
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for sure u have to start from basics user added image

# 6 27-07-2007 , 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by deadjackal
for sure u have to start from basics user added image

what do you mean basics? a banana is very basic....i think...
i don't think that making a ball or a square is the basic that you mean....

# 7 27-07-2007 , 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by Weyu
Isnt there one sort of bananas that is completely straight like that?

But I guess that you should do some beginner modeling tutorials for polygon or nurbs, make them and you can make a banana before you know it.

Best of luck!user added image

can't find any beginner tutorials....do you have some ? :bow:

# 8 27-07-2007 , 11:09 PM
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Looks ok to me.

Maybe flatten the thinner end and then bend it a bit with a non liniar bend. Sorted


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# 9 27-07-2007 , 11:51 PM
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well, i have a progress...
i think it's pretty good...
but how i make it look like a real banana [ you know, like a yellow one ] ?
and how i render it in maya 8.5?

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# 10 28-07-2007 , 12:15 AM
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yeah - that's looking much better. before you can texture it you need to lay out the UVs - i might try automatic mapping...then you take it into photoshop to paint.

# 11 28-07-2007 , 02:13 AM
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Originally posted by arran
yeah - that's looking much better. before you can texture it you need to lay out the UVs - i might try automatic mapping...then you take it into photoshop to paint.

how i do it?

# 12 28-07-2007 , 02:43 AM
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When you open your browser goto google or any other searchengine and type in MAYA 3d tutorials.

I found the 2 following links after a mere 10 minutes search there not about banannas, but quite informative nonetheless

https://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/tutorials.html
https://www.3dtotal.com/tutorials/

Buying a dvd and/or book is also recommendable, but for the time being i think you have enough with the free tutorials on the internet.

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# 14 28-07-2007 , 05:28 AM
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i can't find the 'Edit Polygons' anywhere...in maya 8.5
i even don't have 'Modeling mode' there user added image

# 15 28-07-2007 , 06:27 AM
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The menus were changed in maya 8, its all in the polygons menuset in the create uv and edit uv menus


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