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Maya 3d view port issues

Hi currently i am working on modelling an object within view port, but i have issues here. On my right panel view port, when i try to alter an vertex of an cube i'm getting an 3d effect similar like ...
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Where can I access the installed Maya Bonus Tools?

I installed Maya 2013 Bonus Tools... checked plugin manager... don't know what plugin to load to use UV Align feature. Where can I access the installed Bonus Tools?
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Multiple FBX Animation Files in Maya

I bought some animated models which came as FBX files from the unity asset store and I'm trying to export them to PNG sprite sheets in Maya (for an html5 web project). The file seems to be main fbx ...
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How do I remove control points from imported curve in Maya?

When I create a path from an Illustrator file, it adds extra control points for bezier handles for each point in the AI file, even though I don't drag out the handles in Illustrator. All my points in ...
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How do I loop my animations seamlessly?

I am trying a complete my method, which crops Maya-Animations (from Maya-Models) to specific ones using the SkinnedModelProcessor. My only problem is, that after one animation-loop completes, the ...
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Level Modeling Workflows in Maya for Unity

I'm wondering what the standard workflow for modeling static levels for Unity (or for that matter, other High-Level engines) is? My somewhat limited knowledge tells me that the best process is ...
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Repeating UVs wont convert to texture in maya

I have designed a material in Maya which i want to convert to a texture jpg, however i have repeating the UV's on the material. When i convert the material to a jpg the repeating UV's wont convert ...
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Converting Animation data from Maya to DirectX in C++

I am currently trying to export an animation from Maya and import to a program I am working on. One of the problems I currently have is that when imported, the mesh and animation data looks reversed ...
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Playing basic imported animations in UDK

I'm trying to wrap my head around basic animations in UDK. I've created a simple turret-like structure in Maya, rigged, skinned, and animated. It has 4 bones. I have done all the steps necessary for ...
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From maya to c++ and opengl

I want to load an object created with Maya in c++ with opengl, how could I do this? Thank you.
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Does the Maya FBX 2013.3 exporter write tangent and binormal data?

I'm making an XNA game at the moment and I'm trying to knock out my bump map shader right now. However when I compile the game crashes at the mesh.Draw() line and tells me TANGENT0 is missing. ...
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3D models and hit detection

I'm currently trying to create a game that involves the inside of a cube, which i will make in Maya. My question is what is the best way to create a model with hit detection in mind? For example my ...
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Maya Animated Character export for XNA 4.0 problem

To begin with, I'm trying to export an animated character in .fbx format from Maya 2013 to XNA 4.0 In Maya, The Model has a basic rig and the animations are in clips made in the Trax editor. so the ...
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3D Dice using Maya - for integration with iOS game app [closed]

My designer is building a 3D design of a dice using Maya. I want to integrate this in my iOS app so that the user can spin the dice and get a number. Then they play the game using that number. So, ...
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Animated Models in XNA

I've been using XNA for 2D games for awhile, and I am just learning 3D now. I have a question, which seems like it should be fairly basic. As I understand it, I make a model in Maya (or whatever) and ...
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Learning resource for 3d modeling [closed]

I want to start learning 3d modeling. I already have experience with maya and 3dsmax but I made a long pause (2 years) Now I have free access to maya, 3dsmax and blender (I am a student). I know that ...
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Importing Models from Maya to OpenGL

I am looking for ways to import models to my game project. I am using Maya as modelling software, and GLUT for windowing of my game. I found this great parser, it imports all the textures and normal ...
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Car Modelling for race game

I am taking Computer Graphics course this semester and we have a video game competition. I am making racing game with simulated dynamics. Our professor told us that we don't have to do much of a ...
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Maya and Game Engines (i.e. Environment Testing)

What does it mean if I'm designing an environment and I want to test it in the game engine, to see what its like to "run" [or fly] around my environment? I heard an instructor say that exact thing in ...
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Maya 6 vs Maya 2013

I have the entire "Learning Maya 6" books that I purchased back when Maya 6/6.5 was the hottest thing. I read some of the books but never finished the series. I don't know much about Maya or the ...
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Convert rotation from Right handed System to left handed

I have Euler angles from a right handed system that I am trying to convert to a left handed system. All the information that I have read online says that to convert it simply multiply the axis and ...
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Where does the light come from, using Maya/Panda3D?

Total noob to Maya. Total noob to Panda3D. Planning on becoming really good at both as soon as I have free time to do so, but right now I have an assignment due in a few hours which requires this: ...
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How can I make Maya export a mesh as double-sided?

I'm exporting from Maya 2009 to OBJ. The mesh I'm exporting has in it's Render Stats "Double Sided" checked, but when the polygon is exported, only a single side is actually exported. What really ...
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How to convert Maya shaders and Renderman shaders to GLSL?

I know this 2 products but i have never used them for production, since I have a bunch of cool shaders i would like to use them under OpenGL with GLSL but i don't know where to start. If it's not ...
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Mesh deformation maya to unity

I have a model that has been modeled & rigged in Maya, whenever i export it as an FBX and take it into unity it seems to collapse at certain areas (see the attachments for a before and after). The ...
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How to export deform modifier animation into a game engine?

Hi we animated a simple plane with deform modifier to give a folding cloth like effect. How do we export it from maya so that we are able to import into our game engine. Can we export them as a ...
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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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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 ...