02 February 2008, 06:04 AM
I am attempting to complete a character setup for a short film in Maya 2008. I had nearly completed all of the blendshapes when I came to one shape that needed a bit more of geometry. I groaned thinking that I would have to redo a lot of work, then read in the help documents that I can make changes to the base mesh and then go to Edit Deformers -> BlendShapes -> Bake Topology to Targets. This would update the target meshes. Which it did. Problem arose, however, when I applied the blendshape to the base and as I tested it I was getting odd changes to other parts that were not affected in the target for that shape. (I am doing a "brow squeeze" shape. The nose is squeezing together as well). I figured that I could try and paint a weight on the blendshape so that it wouldn't affect the nose, but when I select the head I do not get all the blendshapes in the editor. Only the first.
This problem may lead into my next question. In addition to the crushing nose issue, I am also not able to get these blendshapes to actually blend together. If I have one on, no other will work until I turn it off.
Any thoughts, suggestions, etc. are greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance everyone! :)