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In maya, how to make root motion for exist skeleton

I see this video tutorial to make root motion animation, it need maya > hik > skeleton > hips translation I select "create control rig" and select "define", and load exist skeleton, it has no option ...
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Pivot points on animated game objects are messed up

Whenever my 3D graphics designer imports models (created in Maya) that are attached to animator controllers, their local pivot points, as shown inside Unity, are invariably messed up. Here is an ...
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Pros and Cons of making one complex mesh vs more simpler ones

Looks like I have a problem with basic understanding of how OpenGL works. Lets say I have a mesh made out of three cylinders that is shown on the picture: So are there any major difference in ...
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How to make my model's top section rotate without rotating the entire model?

I'm trying to learn a bit of Maya modeling so that I can be self sufficient when it comes to creating super basic assets for my game development. I'm trying to understand skeletal rigging and how it ...
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I imported both the rig and baked animation seperatly from Maya, but it's not working correctly

I am using the animation controller to bind the "jump" animation I did onto the rig itself. I don't get any errors. The animation plays. Except it seems to only affect the root joint only. Basically ...
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Maya - Single Model with different animation

I am newbie in Maya and would like to clarify some implementations in Animation. I know how to create simple animations in Maya. These animations are exported to Unity3D (as ...
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Maya: after bake into control rig, IK will auto reset when I change another IK

Arter setting one IK on my control rig, when I start to set the next IK, the previous one resets to its prior state. Here's an example of my problem: How can I keep the previous IK from resetting?
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Import .fbx animation from Maya 2012 to Unity 2018

I have a grass made by PaintEffects tool (1) and "animated" by adding turbulence (2) and then baked with Maya 2012. And in Maya everything looks perfect - animation works. Problem is, when I'm ...
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maya script editor: how to keep python code after execute

see my gif, in script editor, I hope keep python code after code is executed and run it again next time, how should i do?
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maya: cannot rotate ik control in command

I use maya default human ik example, see my gif, when i rotate in viewport, rotate work, but when i undo and rotate with same command in script editor, it cannot rotate, how to rotate ik control in ...
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animation fbx show include 3 animations in unity, how to select them in maya

see my gif, fbx include "DownToStand", "StandToUp", "UpToDown" animations, when i import these fbx into maya, how to select specific animation, for ex, I wanna select "DownToStand"
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in maya, How to add animation curve for character

I find most maya animation videos has circle line to control character part rotation why my imported fbx has not this circle line
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fbx material show correctly in unity but import to maya show wrong material

see my gif, fbx material work well in unity preview, but when import it in maya, face material show wrong here is my fbx I use unitychan material in this unity asset in unity in maya the strange ...
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Maya LT extrude tool won't work properly, is it buggy?

First several hours with Maya LT and already stuck and frustrated. Trying to extrude faces (let's say future legs) but the position of faces from which I am extruding won't stay on its place, it ...
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How can I make tree foliage work with baked lighting?

I have an issue in Unity where my trees are black and it seems to be due to the fact that I'm using baked lighting in my scene. Luckily, it seems that I'm not the only one who's experienced this. I ...
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Simulating a curled phone wire in Unity

I'm made a model for a project at work (depicted in the image bellow) that requires me to create a somewhat realistic movement on a curled phone wire. Here is what i have tried so far: I've tried ...
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Unable to enable IK on someone else's rig

I'm using someone else's character rig for reference but I'm not sure how I can enable IK solvers for the arms. The hand controller has a NURBS control with an ikBlend attribute, but when I try to ...
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Vertices displaced when smoothing in Maya

The issue below appears when smoothing in maya. I would prefer to solve the problem normally as opposed to import/export obj. Below the image is a .ma file you can download yourself. File: https://...
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How do I import multiple animations into the same file in Unity?

I have hit a major stump in my development: applying transitioning animations to the same model. I have learned how to do a single animation with keyframes, but have no clue on what to do with more ...
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How can I make a polyheadron regular in Maya?

Let's say that I created a tetrahedron manually, and for the sake of the question pretend that you can't just create pyramids as primitives. My pyramid is not a regular polyhedron; there are edges ...
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In Maya- how can I merge mulitple primitive cubes together into one parent item? (And is this actually needed for using in unity etc)?

Im trying to make some 3d models in Maya and then put them into Unity as characters which I can give rigidbody to etc. (Im new to Unity and 3d modelling software, but i have a small amount of ...
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How do I import a custom map into UE4?

I have seen videos on creating the map/level in UE4, but not how to import the map from something like maya. Would I have to import it as an object? I have been playing around in the editor but haven'...
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Modelling meteoroid to scale in Maya LT

I have just recently started using Maya LT so forgive me if I am asking a silly question. I am trying to model a meteoroid in Maya LT of about 8km in diameter and I am trying to model it to scale. ...
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Can we merge multiple FBX files, using Maya, and export as a single FBX file?

I have a humanoid model which is made up of four FBX files; one is for the human, one is for the T-shirt, one is for the pants and one is for the hair. I want to merge them into one FBX, because the ...
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Exporting Fbx from maya to Unity makes the model deformed

So I have a female avatar model and I have attached cloth model to it by binding it to skeleton rig. After that copying weights from avatar to the cloth model. Now when i export it as an fbx and open ...
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{Maya 2017} Problem with Knee Joint Target

I am not very experienced with Game Development or Character Design/Rigging, but I am trying to learn and have hit my first roadblock with rigging a character. I used Maya 2017's QuickRig function ...
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How to import texture from Maya to unity?

I am trying to export a model from Maya with animation but when I import into unity I am getting the model but the texture is not there. From the internet I found that while importing the model I need ...
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Why do my 3D models look so different when imported into Unity?

I am importing an image from Maya into Unity but the shapes look drastically different from one another as well as the color and I am not sure what is causing this how can I fix it? From maya From ...
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Import Quaternions from a different coordinate system to perform an animation (DirectX to 3ds/Maya)

I'm working on a tool to import a biped from a DirectX engine that uses Left-handed coordinate system to 3ds Max that uses a right-handed one. I managed to achieve the initial positions of the biped ...
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How can I make Maya or Blender model work with mecanim?

I'm working on a simple game project, where I need a stick figure. Due to being stubborn and the desire to learn a new skill, I want to make the stick figure myself! I have followed several tutorials ...
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Saving Skin weights Issue

I have Skinned the character using rig simulator and now wanted to add Bendy controls.. How can I export the skin weights and apply on modified rig?
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How to create an animation from several .obj files in maya?

I have several .obj files. I plan to create an animation from these .obj file. Every mesh in one .obj file is correspond to one frame. And every frame only show one .obj file (meshes in others .obj ...
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Maya - How to clean combine mesh history?

I've combined a load of meshes using Mesh > Combine. Each mesh was already skinned to my rig. The combine worked ok and the rig / skinning is fine. However I'm left with a bunch of transform nodes: ...
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Select motion path from curve in Maya Python

I need to obtain the motion path attached to a curve in maya using Python. This is the situation as shown in the editor: I want to obtain motionPath1 by calling a method on curve3 since they look ...
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Wrong pivot point of parent / wrong scale of children

I'm trying to make two objects, in is an intact glass, the other one is the glass but shattered. So for the shattered glass, in Maya I make a Plane, cut it with the multi-cut tool, extrude the faces, ...
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Can't delete face Maya

So here is my model (bed sheets). I have an extra face right below it and I cannot delete it. I made it bigger for you guys but at first it was really small. I have no idea how that geometry got there....
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Why does my imported FBX animation not display correct in game?

This issue seems to arise with joint rotation animation. ...
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Maya/Unity - See through models

I've recently modeled my character inside Maya; here's an image. The first thing I noticed whilst creating my model is that the models could be seen through source 1, after doing a little research ...
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Maya Rigging - Shoulder joint attached to head?

I'm fairly new to modeling and rigging in Maya; so my question is: in the image below how can I unbind the rigs head from the shoulder pivot? I've searched online for why this occurs and I can only ...
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Strange effects (inadvertently dividing edges) when doing Maya's extrusion

Firstly, I thought this was the best place to post my question, since there isn't a Maya section or a generic 3-D modeling section, as far as I saw. I am following a tutorial which can be found here ...
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Maya users; how can I create my own particle emitter in Maya?

(Originally posted in the Programmers Stack Exchange, but was told to ask here instead. Whoops.) Before you answer this with "well, use the built-in particle emitter", read further. For one of my ...
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Maya - Rotate an object around it's pivot point by snapping a vertex to another object's point

The title of the question maybe a bit confusing, so I'll try to make it clear. I have the object (A - finger) and I want to align rotation of another object (B - nail) to a specific edge on the ...
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5 Examples of game Development technology helping/using movie animation technology and vice versa [closed]

I wish to have information on the technology of game development say Unreal being used in the movie industry. I also wish to have information on the technology of movie industry being used in the game ...
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Combining several animations into a single FBX

I'm trying to figure out a workflow for preparing character animations for Unity so that they are all combined in a single FBX file. The advantage as far as I see it is that it then uses only a single ...
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3D model exported from Maya behaving weirdly

I have some 3-4 3D character models which are claimed to be exported with the same configuration from Maya by the 3d designers. Now, some of the models(animations) is working fine in Humanoid settings ...
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Matrix transform from one coordinate system to another

I have been beating my head against the wall for weeks on this and it is time I just break down and ask for help. I need to move a 3D camera from an in house system into Unreal 4. The two use ...
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Vertex with too many connections in Maya

After some mesh editing in Maya I got one vertex with a lot of connections. Please help, how can I fix it? Don't even know how to google it.
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Exact sizing in Maya

I'm coming from modo and want to try to create mesh assets for Unity3D in Maya. As a simple example how do I create an exact 1m cube in Maya? In modo it's easy to do. In maya I draw a roughly 1m cube ...
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How to set default scale on a per bone basis

Does anyone know how I can change the default scale on a per bone basis in Maya? (I'm using 2016) I want the scale to be 1,1,1 for this bone without making it smaller than it currently is. So, I ...
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Broken UVs for Maya/Mudbox model

I have tried using the automatic mapping in Mudbox and Maya, neither worked sufficiently, I was still experiencing polygon overlap. I tried mapping separate limbs but I came to the same problem, this ...