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  11 November 2013
Dimension in maya [Beginner]

Hi!

I started with maya (again), and I really don't get it!

If I want to create a cube, and resize it too specific meters, how do I do?
I want the building to be 100 meter width=x, and height=7 would be 30m and depth would also be 100 me depth=z

so I did this at the building and wanted to have a platform where the building should be on, but if I set the depth to only 5, it is bigger than the building with depth of 100?

so my questions:
1. How can I set a specific width, height, depth to all my objects?
2. How can I see an objects dimensions?
3. what is scale? if I scale an object with 1, does it get twice it width, so if it is 500 and I scale it, it get width = 1000?
4. some advices to get me understand the whole complex please =)

Thanks in advance!
 
  11 November 2013
When you create a cube, select it and open Channel Box (ctrl A to switch between Channel box and Attribute Editor). There you should see the INPUTS stack, click polyCube# to adjust it's size. Or you can leave the size at 1 and play with the scale.

You can create measure tool from Create menu.

Maya doesn't help you much beyond that in terms to sizing your model to specific size...

Last edited by Panupat : 11 November 2013 at 02:38 AM.
 
  11 November 2013
Thanks for the fast reply!

Actually I think I figuredi t out now.
If I scale the object, then I can't change the width/height/depth for the object and still got the right measures.

I mean if my object got width 100m
But I start to use the scale and say I set x to 2, then it not be 100m even if the value says so, it will be 200 right.
Like I mulitply it with the scale.

The measure tool was great, thank you =)
 
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