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Exporting 3D asset from Autodesk Maya to Adobe Aero: colours disapear?

The colours disapear from my asset when I export it from Maya and try to import it to Adobe Aero. Why?
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Clothing mesh penetrates character when imported into Unreal

I'm trying to import a .fbx file with animation from Maya, but the mesh has changed at some specific frames automatically, which makes my character intersect with the cloth. The mesh itself does not ...
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Maya turns screen brightness to max every time I press or hold spacebar

The system is Windows 10, and Maya version is 2022. Whenever I press spacebar to switch to 4-view, it briefly turns the screen brightness to max. It returns to normal after I release spacebar. It's ...
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Making a simple custom animation in Maya for use in Unreal

Ok so I thought this would be a simple task but in the end I am very confused. I am trying to learn to make some game assets in Maya with custom animations I would make inside Maya and import into the ...
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Export control rig from Maya to unreal engine

I have a control rig in Maya and I want to import the same rig to Unreal for Keyframe animations. Is there a way to transfer the rig from Maya to Unreal. Thanks in advance.
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3D Asset Creation. "Joining" parts VS Hidden/Redundant Faces?

I am trying to create a Laser Cannon in 3D art program Maya. It is for use in a game made in Unreal Engine. I have this same 'problem' with many aspects of my 3D CG Art but this is just one simple ...
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Model import generating self-intersecting warnings that weren’t there before

Starting with Unity 2018, when importing my model (FBX) I am getting dozens of "A polygon of [name of the mesh] is self-intersecting and has been discarded“ warnings. This is new! The model looks ...
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How to ensure Unity does not rearrange the sub-meshes of a mesh on import?

having a bit of a head scratcher problem here. I have my artist's making multiple unique meshes in Maya that contain 3 materials. Each material is assigned to a sub-mesh in a specific order. This ...
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Mixamo Rig Hierarchy Reference (In Text List/Tree format)? (modelling in Maya for use in Unity and Mixamo)

I'm trying to find a quick reference to match Mixamos rigging hierarchy. I'm confused over which bones are 'root' and how many bones in the spine/pelvis/chest etc. I want my characters I make in Maya ...
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Creating a Full Stadium of People, Ready as a Game Asset (ie. not too CPU intensive)

I am trying to make a boxing scene in my game. I decided to attempt to make the large stadium first (It's a boxing management game, so the scene can be 'pre-rendered' perhaps, the fight events (eg. ...
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Poly Count in Unity games. 3d Asset detail

I've begun making my own characters for my games. These are just tests that I copied from other references (ie. Cartoons TV etc). I used Maya with the 'Convert Smooth Preview To Polygons' to make the ...
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Maya 3d Model. 2+ Materials on a face? Snooker Table felt with lines overlay

I've made a snooker table in Maya for use in a game in Unity. The felt texture on the table is a tiled texture, I used Blinn, and 'place2dTexture' node to do the tiling. It all looked great. Except I ...
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Maya name clash with FBX motion capture file and FBX avatar on the 'root'

I'm attempting to re-target motion capture data from radical motion to an avatar I created with Character Creator. After creating a character definition for one, I import the other and it appears they ...
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Downsides to automatic UV unwrapping

I have seen several software packages that offer auto UV unwrapping as an option. My question is why would you ever manually UV unwrap if there is an automated tool to do so? Are there any ...
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3D title Rendering in Maya For babylon Js Game Engine

I created a 3D title in Maya and applied color through Lambertian shading and rendering with mental ray. The problem is when the title is rendered in the game engine, it is looking very sad. The ...
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Correct primitive to start with for modified cone shape

I am very new to Maya and trying to make a Nikon F camera from reference images. I can't quite wrap my head around how I would make the shape on top of the camera because it is essentially a square ...
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Are the sides of a beveled rectangular prism considered "ngons", to be avoided?

Many tutorials I have watched say that everything should be made in 'quads' (ie. no triangles, and no ngons). I think this is mainly due to getting into this habit so that if I make a complex model, ...
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How can I edit collisions in Unreal Engine?

I made a concave house model. When I import it to Unreal Engine it generates a simple box collision that covers the full mesh. I need a collision that only covers the walls. How can I generate one or ...
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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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How to add custom control shapes to a rig in Maya

I find most Maya animation videos has these circle lines to control character part rotation: Why does my imported fbx not have these circle lines?
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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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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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