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UV Mapping in Autodesk Maya 2011 goes wrong

I'm always struggling with UV mapping, I'm still a student though. When I am creating a UV map the texture on the object always seems to be very low resolution... does anybody know a very good ...
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In Maya how do I convert trans, rot, scale data to a 4 x 4 transformation matrix?

I have been given the following Maya camera data: trans X: 1.542 trans y: 3.319 trans z: -1.821 rot X: 117.882 rot Y: 2.189 rot Z: 154.074 scale X: 1 scale Y: 1 scale Z: 1 What is the ...
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Model in Maya looks strange, what went wrong?

I am modeling a tank and I don't know what key I've pressed, but now the object in Maya is looking very weird. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?
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3D Model transparency issue

I am using Goblin XNA 3.6. When I export a 3D model in FBX format from Maya, the model often looks transparent. For some 3D models it works fine though. What could be causing this?
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Animations in FBX exported from Maya are anchored in the wrong place

We are trying to export a model and animation from Maya into Unity3d. In Maya, the model is anchored (pivot point) at the feet (and the body moves up and down). However after we have performed the ...
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Export Maya Animation Data

I have a pretty simple character rig animation. How can I export the raw data of that animation? I'm looking for some way to export a raw text array of data that tells exactly what every joint does ...
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How to create solid human characters in MAYA, so that their hands do not cut into bodies while signaling hand sign?

How to create solid human characters in MAYA, so that their hands do not cut into bodies while signaling hand signs? Or can I make the characters solid in Unity? I create animations in MAYA and import ...
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Maya 2012: Is it possible to convert a single polygon to solid object?

Is it possible to somehow extrude a single polygon into creating a solid object (ex: converting square polygon to cube)?
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What is the standard procedure for importing animations in Unity?

I need some info about importing game objects from Maya to Unity. I am making 2D Tower Defense game, I have made some basic functionality using dummy objects (cubes and spheres). Now I want to replace ...
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3d Maya object mesh problems when used in Unity

Asking for help to solve a problem 3d Maya objects imported in Unity to make an ios app. Maya object change when imported on Unity mesh attributes disappears and mesh structure comes evident. Has ...
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Maya depth buffer plus OpenGL depth buffer

I am trying to write an plugin for Maya, using -among other things- OpenGL. Everything works fine so far, but the final Maya scenario is not taking into account the OpenGL depth buffer (or OpenGL is ...
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How to make a customizable 3D character with maya for a flash game [closed]

i'm working in a 3d flash role-playing game with alternativa 3d engine. My game requires the main character to be customizable, for example, the player must be able to add a mustache, a hat, a tie, ...
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iPhone 3D Game Development using Maya?

I'm reading up on 3D game development for the iPhone. I'm looking into programs like Unity for 3D development. My question is are these the best ways to go for 3D development for the iPhone-Unity or ...
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How to convert a Maya object to a VBO?

I'm currently trying to teach myself OpenGL... and quickly discovering that the Immediate Mode taught in old OpenGL tutorials is basically obsolete... which leads me to VBO's... which I kind of get ...
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How to include fur in the exported obj file in Maya?

In Maya I use fur to create plants. In my game I want to render these plants with cel shading. I use Wavefront .obj as a file format in my game for the models, but it doesn't seem to include the fur. ...
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XNA Skinned Animated Mesh Rendering Exported from Maya

I am working on translating an old RTS game engine I wrote from DirectX9 to XNA. My old models didn't have animation & are an old format, so I'm trying with an FBX file. I temporarily "borrowed" a ...
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Which 3D Authoring Application to Decide for

I have read a lot individual information about three key 3D Graphics Authoring Applications: Softimage, 3DS Max, Maya. To me, it looks like each of them has its own way to accomplish the same goal, ...
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Deleting Objects Before Export from Maya Causes .PSK to Crash UDK on Import

I'm using Maya 2008 Complete and 03/11 build of UDK as well as 07/10 build (haven't got around to installing newer version on other computer). I am using ActorX to export. I have a character that I ...
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How do I add curves to cylinders in Maya? [closed]

For my new assignment I have to make this bike in 3D in Maya. But I actually don't know how to curve cylinders for the frame and saddle of this bike. To be more specific I added a image of the bike ...
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Should I learn 3DS Max or Maya? [closed]

I have two options to choose from: 3DS Max or Maya. I am not going into the commercial line. I need to get advice from users on which thing I should choose provided I am really not going in to ...
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3D Paint tool in Maya

Hey everyone, could someone help me out on this question? When I am trying to texture objects in maya (for example a barrel) I want to texture it with a brush. When I try to use the 3D painting tool ...
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Why do game engines convert models to triangles compared to keeping it as four side polygon

I've worked using maya for animation and more film orientated projects however I am also focusing on my studies on video game development (eventually want to be either programmer or some sort of TD ...
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Maya .IFF plugins for Gimp

Maya's preferred format for saving off a UV Snapshot is its own .IFF format, so I was hoping to find a plugin allowing Gimp 2 (Windows) to read it. I've found plenty of plugins for different linux ...