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How do I model a real-world building?

This isn't exactly a game development question, but I am planning on using Unity as my engine and modeling in Maya so I was hoping folks on here might have some experience with this. I want your ...
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What does the Particle engine do and how are special effects created/processed?

For example, take bullets, sparks, fireballs, light sabers, lightning bolts, any kind of special effect in a game. Are there various ways to implement these effects in a game. As far as I can see you ...
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HumanIK Z axis Up in Maya for Unreal Engine

I am pretty stumped! I want to use HumanIK in Maya to throw together some prototype animations for my game that is being developed in Unreal Engine 4.7 The issue is that Unreal requires Z axis to be ...
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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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Normal map does not export into .dae file. Does Collada not support normal maps?

Every time I try to use DAE FBX export in Autodesk Maya and export a .dae file the normal map doesn't export with it? Does Collada not support normal maps?
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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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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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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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How to implement camera pan like in Maya?

I am trying to implement camera pan like the one in Maya. I've got it almost working. The problem is that the mouse cursor is moving faster than the 3d mesh (in fact I am moving the camera but I ...
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Unable to use Maya animation with scripts when imported to Unity

I am testing to import Maya animation over to Unity. I set up a simple cylinder with 2 bones and an IK handle. Made a simple animation where the cylinder bends and goes back to straight position over ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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How much a scene would be done in 3D modelling program before exporting? [closed]

What I am trying to work out is, when creating a level, or section of a level, how much is created in the modeling package before it is exported, take the scene in the link. Would this whole scene be ...
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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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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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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 field....
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3D Unity characters without Maya

I have been writing 2D iOS games for a while and I'm looking into getting into 3D. I want to know if Maya is required for making 3D sprites or if you can easily make your 3D sprites using just Unity ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to change a Maya scene file's selected viewport renderer from the file itself (text edit)?

So I have been running Viewport 2.0 in my 2012 version of Maya for a couple weeks with no problem. Day before yesterday it started crashing on load with a random MSVC dll pointer error. It's common, ...
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Missing texture coordinates for channel 0 Fbx and XNA 4.0

I'm getting this error while trying to load a model in XNA 4.0 : Error 2 The mesh "transform1", using SkinnedEffect, contains geometry that is missing texture coordinates for channel 0. The model ...
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How to access Maya Bonus Tools 2012 in Maya 2014

I have been trying to use the paint geometry tool for Maya 2014 but it isnt showing up. I downloaded Bonus Tools 2012 and installed it. Where can I find this tool in Maya 2014?
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How does the Maya ASCII FBX format store positions within animation?

I want to understand Maya's ASCII FBX format so I can convert animations in it to OSG (OpenSceneGraph) format. I have a simple sphere, with a translation in one direction for 30 frames baked into an ...
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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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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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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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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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Maya 2015 Collada mesh transforms not applied

I am trying to load a dae (Collada) model into my 3d engine. The problem is they export the vertices and transforms seperately. So in Maya 2015 it looks like this In the game engine I have it simply ...
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Parented hitboxes with attributes in .FBX

Here's a visual description. In Maya, I want to: have boxes parented to my model have these boxs scale/translate/rotate with respect to each limb. have them to carry attribute data that describes if ...
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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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Importing skeletal animation from vertex coordinates in maya

I have files of different frames of an animation which have the vertex co-ordinates of a human skeleton in 3D space. I want to import the animation from these keyframes into maya to perform motion ...
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How can a game engine's renderer be visually compatible with Maya's?

Say you create some model in say Maya, you apply all kinds of effect to the model and then export the file. Then the game engine has to load the file and render it, so surely the game engine needs the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Maya keyframe animation to unity

Sorry guys! I am super new to this, and I'm trying to teach myself Unity. I have a very small knowledge of Maya from a 3d modeling course I took a year ago in college, and have made a very simple ...