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# 1 30-12-2009 , 04:13 PM
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Can not select vertices or faces!

Every time i try selecting anything but objects, Maya won't react. I have been using Maya on this computer before, but this problem has never occurred. sometimes, when I try to select a vertex, the screen flash and sometimes it even crashes.

Have any of you had this problem, or do you know how to deal with it?


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# 2 31-12-2009 , 06:20 AM
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You might want to rename your maya folder (on a pc this is in your documents folder not sure where it is on a mac) this will force maya to reset your preferences to the defaults.

Sometimes this fixes problems like you are describing.


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# 3 02-01-2010 , 05:24 PM
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No, it didn't work. Have you got any other ideas?

# 4 03-01-2010 , 07:04 PM
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I have seen one other case with this behavior but I doubt it is causing your problem.

I frequently use "select with constraints" to determine if I have n-gons, non-planar, non-manifold geometry.

I just as frequently forget to uncheck the thing I am trying to select for then invariably scratch my head for 15 minutes before I realize I have select only non-planar or something checked and maya refuses to select anything.

But as you are clearly leaving and restarting maya any select with constraint options would be reset.

I am still thinking about it though and if anything comes to mind I will post it.

Have you changed any hardware, gfx drivers, gfx cards, in particular? I hate to fall back to the old "Have you reinstalled maya?" recommendation but...


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