I'm having a problem with the Maya modeler or better the Maya Modeler is
OK, I want to attach two head halfs but it doesn't work!
I model a head by drawing two curves which start in the mouth. So when I
try to attach the two halfes I have to "connect" the two curves on the
upper head and the two on the chin. But it doesn't work.
So far the best results I got by using the stitch tool but it does only
work for two curves because the head is then one open object and stitch
does only work with two different object.
When I model in PA 8.5 I just have to select the isoparms I want to
connect and everything is fine, but I want to do the same in Maya
because it's an "high-end" package and it must perform those things with
But when you connect Isoparms you get strange results. Connect the first
two isoparm and everything is fine, but when I connect the other two ,
the first two open. I tried every Option in the Align Surface window,
but nothing worked so far. Open/Close surface is also very bad because
it doesn't keep the shape and I don't know why there is a Preserve Shape
Checkbox (doesn't work).
How can I make a picture a template to use as modeling reference like in
PA. The only way I found in Maya is to make an Imageplane in the camera
attribute or to model a plane and asign it as a texture and go to
textured mode, but both slows Maya to a crawl!