Maya 2012L Extruding = Odd hole in model.

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Old 04 April 2013   #1
Question Maya 2012L Extruding = Odd hole in model.

I have been having this issue with most of the models I make in Maya. When I extrude a surface, I get a odd hole in the opposite side of where it is extruding from.
Here is what I am talking about.
http://screencast.com/t/Btb15gM7d

How do I fix this issue? Does it depend on the type of primitive that I start with? Because most of the time, I start with a Polygonal Plane. Could this be the problem because a plane is one sides and not two sided?

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by LanceDraconic : 04 April 2013 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #2
you can't extrude a face and have it create a solid cube connected to a plane on all sides. It's not an error. What you're trying to do would make bad topology. Extrude the entire object and then shape the extrude to thicken and thin the parts you want.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #3
Question

I was able to fix that issue by mirroring the mesh (go figure), but now I have a new issue.
How do I fix this problem?

http://screencast.com/t/1BkHWGE06

Notice that the mesh edges does not extrude in with the faces. Is this the same problem that you are talking about? Or something different?

Thanks
 
Old 04 April 2013   #4
BUMP

Still stuck on this problem. Anyone know?

Thanks
 
Old 04 April 2013   #5
Exclamation

It would seem that I am not the only one that has had this issue unresolved.
Look here.
http://simplymaya.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21560

This is a rarely talked about problem that is run into in Maya. So, does anyone know how to fix this issue?

Thank you.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #6
You are extruding new polygons back coplanar to existing polygons. You just need some practice to get a good foundation.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #7
If I were you I'd complete topology on the handle before extruding, that what you don't have to do it twice, unless your mirror is an instance. Also, after you extrude you can duplicate and mirror the whole thing and delete the faces created by the extrude, creating a mirrored poly with correct topology that you can weld to the other end that's been extruded.
 
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