help with Maya 3D...

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  1. phreakout13 macrumors 6502

    phreakout13

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    Sorry I'm posting this here, but I've tried looking in Maya's glossary and asking other friends, and I can't get an answer. I'm kina a newbie, but I can look basic terms and such up in the glossary. I want to take 3 NURBS objects (a sphere, a stick shape, and another woogly shape) and have them rotate on the same axis. The stick is slanted a little, too. Basically, I want these 3 objects to act as 1 object, but have different colored parts. Someone somewhere else told me "Run a worm gear (ball screw) through the origin of each piece, linked to a reversible drive gear. They can then rotate on the axis, which will drive the radial movement." but I don't know what that means. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could please help me out on this one. Thanks:)
     
  2. phreakout13 thread starter macrumors 6502

    phreakout13

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    Problem solved! By myself! I took all three objects and grouped them. I made their pivot point the center of the object and I can revolve it now!
     
  3. Logik macrumors 6502a

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    if you want to learn maya.. i highly recommend checking out these sites

    www.digital-tutors.com
    www.3dbuzz.com

    there's another one but i forget the name of the site...

    digital tutors rocks and that's how i learned to use maya, granted their kits cost money but they are very nice

    3dbuzz.com offers theirs for free. give them a shot
     
  4. phreakout13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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