Issue with imported model - strange artifacts


#1

I created this model in Modo and exported it as an FBX many years ago. It sat on my hard drive until recently when I decided to bring it into Maya. I planned on refreshing/reworking the model to prepare it for a small personal animation project. Unfortunately I cannot figure out what is going on with the thing. It seems no matter what I do, I cannot get it “clean” (for lack of a better term). There are strange black artifacts all over the model when it is not smoothed. Press #3 to smooth and the artifacts disapear. I deleted all previous surface settings and applied Ai Standard Surface to all objects in the scene. I have tried with and without UV’s. I dont quite understand what the issue is. I am just a hobbyist, however, I have been using Maya for many years. I am sure there are some experts out there who can point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.

Anyone have any ideas what may be going on?


#2

Unlock your normals.


#3

That did the trick!

Thank you. Much appreciated.!


#4

This video also helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVS8KWSdy6s


#5

Thank you for the video. Appreciate your time.