View Full Version : someone help me with rigging in maya 2008 !

10 October 2008, 10:17 AM
in maya 2008, im working in the front view. i select my joint tool and when i click in the panel window my joint doesnt show up but it shows in all other views. whats up?

10 October 2008, 06:25 PM
on the panel that it doesn't display the joint. go to "show > joints" if its already checked. uncheck it. then recheck it.


10 October 2008, 09:01 AM
thanx but it dont work. any other ideas?

10 October 2008, 10:15 AM
maybe the joint is outside the clipping planes of the front view?

or the front view is lower in Y than your joint

test this by unhiding the front vew in the outliner and check his position in persp view..

10 October 2008, 11:09 AM
sorry! im new to this. i dont get ya?

10 October 2008, 12:22 PM
-Go to the outliner
-select the front view and unhide it by pressing Shift+h, or in channelbox put visibility to 1 or on
-now check in your perspective view if the front view is pointing towards your joint
- if it's not then it's looking away from your joint and will never be able to see it, so you'll have to move the front view so it does... probably by moving it in Z

-if it is then select your front view and in the attribute editor goto, frontshape, camera attributes, and change near clip plane to a smaller value (0.001) and the far clip plane to a bigger value. these values determine what range a camera is able to see..

(in my earlier reply I accidently changed, front with top view)

10 October 2008, 11:07 AM
my front cam is pointing as it should be but no joy. take a look at the attached file.

10 October 2008, 11:12 AM
and did you try changing the clipping planes?
is it possible to maybe pm or mail me your scene file, so i can take a look?

10 October 2008, 04:47 PM
sure. need an email address to send.

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