Vog77
May 20, 2010
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Hey guys,
I've spent a while trying to figure out what are ways of working with symmetry within maya, but none of them seems acceptable. am I missing something here?

Please take a look at the example attached (case_1.jpg)
what will be your suggestions about symmetry workflow for such object?

Case_1
Dashboard_avatar
May 20, 2010
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doublecliks on the tools for options and enable symmetry mode?

But yes about 7 other ways too. The real question is tough why you need the thing to be symmetrical at all times?

Vog77
May 20, 2010
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point here is that extrude will not be applied symmetrically...move/rotate/scale are OK, but other operations do not have symmetry...
why I want symmetry? 'cause it is simply convenient, you can see how shape looks like and you can tweak just one side. but if I have object like on pic (which is not separated in the middle) there is nothing I can do

i know there are apps which can do that easy way (modo, silo, lightwave) but why there is nothing like that in maya? (((

Dashboard_avatar
May 20, 2010
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>> point here is that extrude will not be applied symmetrically...

Huh? you must have different maya than i do*.


It will, provided that your uv map is also symmetrical and you use local mode. So yes you can get it to work symmetrically.

>> cause it is simply convenient, you can see how shape looks like and you can tweak just one side.
>> but if I have object like on pic (which is not separated in the middle)

Just do a fork in history? It doenst have to be separated in the middle. Its still as convenient.

>> now there are apps which can do that easy way

but thenagain they dont have history to go back on. maya does symmetry for most tools just as long as your selection is symmetrical also. But yes you can do fork or tell maya to repeat on opposite side things taht dont work out. But basically all you ask for is there allready its just the kind os stuff you get whan one doesnt understand WHY your implementing stuff.

* ahh spoke too soon you DO have a differet maya than i do normal maya doesnt reflect face selections. OK its easy to fix now how do i ull this one out without breaking a contract.... hmm. This is what you get for asking autodesk to do the tool for you :) Ill look into rewriting this once i get time to do so. Maybe once my current employment ends. This is pretty trivial.