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flyingtardis
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-16-2013

Maya 2013 won't let me select anything but the entire model

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07-16-2013 11:23 AM

hello i have been having problems with maya where i can't select  individual faces vertices or anythign other than the entire model

 

help on this would be greatly appreciated and as this is posted i am re-installing the programme

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EarthHobbit
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Registered: ‎06-26-2013

Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anythin gbut the entire model

07-16-2013 01:00 PM in reply to: flyingtardis
Quick (and stupid) question. Did you right click on the object and select Vertices or Faces ?
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flyingtardis
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Registered: ‎07-16-2013

Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anythin gbut the entire model

07-16-2013 01:53 PM in reply to: EarthHobbit

yeah  i have tried that thats how i found out about the problem i'm having

i have read of several ways to fix it but none have worked

 

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tony.su
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Registered: ‎01-05-2012

Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anythin gbut the entire model

07-16-2013 07:24 PM in reply to: flyingtardis

1.select an object

2.press down right mouse button

3.move mouse to "face" option, and release mouse button

select face.jpg

 

by the way, if you reinstall maya, don't forget delete or rename the user setting folder.

XP:  C:\Documents and Settings\"user name"\My Documents\maya\"version"

windows7:  C:\Users\"user name"\Documents\maya\"version"

 



Tony Su
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flyingtardis
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Registered: ‎07-16-2013

Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anythin gbut the entire model

07-16-2013 07:47 PM in reply to: tony.su

i do know how to go into face selection mode its just it will not selec whilst in face mode or edge mode or even vertex mode btu it will in object mode

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EarthHobbit
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Registered: ‎06-26-2013

Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anythin gbut the entire model

07-17-2013 11:16 AM in reply to: flyingtardis

And will it work better with a new scene or another polygon ?

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flyingtardis
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Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anythin gbut the entire model

07-17-2013 11:32 AM in reply to: EarthHobbit

ive drawn new polygons imported an object file  you name it it won't work

decided to use 2011 and it seems to work better as with camera selection only it works just fine but i reckon its soemthign to do with windows vista tbh as on my laptop which is 7 it works just fine

also i'll attacth what ive been able to do in 2011

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EarthHobbit
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Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anythin gbut the entire model

07-17-2013 12:04 PM in reply to: flyingtardis

Maybe you could try deleting the preferences files into \Users\<username>\Documents\maya\2013\en_US\prefs, and possibly contents of subdirs. I recommend to copy them elsewhere before deleting.

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tony.su
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Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anythin gbut the entire model

07-17-2013 07:49 PM in reply to: EarthHobbit

Delete or rename the user setting folder.

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\"user name"\My Documents\maya\"version"

windows7: C:\Users\"user name"\Documents\maya\"version"

Then when you lunch maya, select "create default preferences".create.jpg



Tony Su
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000004217
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Registered: ‎05-15-2014

Re: Maya 2013 won't let me select anything but the entire model

05-23-2014 10:24 AM in reply to: flyingtardis

In the SELECT tab at the top of the screen, you will see the options OBJECT/COMPONENT for F8, VERTEX for F9, EDGE for F10, FACES for F11. It might not bet hebest way but it helps if the COMPARE TOOL or SELECT ALL come up when you hold the right mouse button.

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