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?