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Old 21-12-2003, 04:24 AM   #1
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Hi,
this might be a dumb question, but ummm.... is there a way to render the wireframe of an object? Maybe with a setting in Maya, or with a shader or something.
Idealy I want to render the wireframe with the colors of the material being applied to that surface. But I'm happy with just rendering the wireframe in gray or whatever other color.
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Old 21-12-2003, 04:29 AM   #2
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Will taking a screenshot not work? You can always mess with it in photoshop to get whatever colors you want.

Otherwise, there are shaders you can download. Try highend3d.com.
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Well, yeah, I could take a snapshot, I was just wondering if I could render it that way instead because I think it would be easier. I mean, because the rendered images look smoother than what I see on the GUI, also there is the issue of the color (by that I also mean things like shadows, and also, I only want to render the wireframe and not the grid and other elements. I know I know, I can just hide those other elements, but still...

Well, I'll take that to mean that I can't just check a checkbox in the settings and make that happen :p (I guess checkboxed can't solve all problems in life). So I'll search that site for a shader. Do you know one in particular that u've tried maybe?

Well, thanks.

PS: do you sit there all day waiting for things to answer? :p I mean, because you were pretty quick, and at this time of the night... (ummm, I guess you are in a different time zone)
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vector render in 5.0
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ok, i couldn't find anything in highend3D.com, but after searching the web I found this tutorial:

http://www.jozvex.com/tutorials/wireframe.html

I kinda does what I was looking for (kinda, but not exactly, but I'm happy with it anyway). Well, I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like what I want. I'll try it out right now.


(also, in response to vladimirjp, I'm using 4.5, so I have no idea of what that vector render is)
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ok, so I tried it, and it's not su much that this tutorial is useful by itself (I don't really care about hiding the back of the wireframe), I found it useful for one reason! You see, I didn't know that you could "Hardware Render" with Maya. I thought all the hardware rendering Maya ever did was inside the panes while you work.
I like this "hardware rendering" :thumbsup:.
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