Maya for 3D Printing - Rapid Prototyping
In this course we're going to look at something a little different, creating technically accurate 3D printed parts.
# 1 01-03-2009 , 06:13 AM
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making objects transparent.. for referencing.

How do i make geometry transparent so i can see through it on to my reference plane??


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# 2 01-03-2009 , 10:34 AM
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Assign a new material to it then lower the transparancy, or use X-ray


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# 3 01-03-2009 , 11:50 PM
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Isn't easier to assign a layer to it and then press in the empty square so it becomes a T.

# 4 02-03-2009 , 12:22 AM
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no.

if you did that then the image plane wont be visible.




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# 5 02-03-2009 , 02:47 AM
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cool. x-ray is just what i was looking for. and i also have one more question well not really a question but what the hell are the green things and how do i make the the little face squares go away when i'm not in face mode??

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