View Full Version : Manipulator tool disappears when I extrude, Maya2009Unlimited
08-13-2009, 04:27 PM
It's just one thing after another it seems! After I fixed my issue with grid snapping I could not extrude faces.
When I grab the faces and try to extrude, the manipulator tool [X,Y,Z, red, green and blue move tool, W] disappears. And then I can't move the faces but they remain highlighted.
Any ideas for me?? I seem to be plagued with problems.
Thank you for reading my thread.
08-13-2009, 04:39 PM
Assuming this is Maya, based on your signature, try going to Show in the viewport and make sure Manipulators has been checked
08-13-2009, 07:08 PM
You count yourself lucky and muscle on. Manipulators are tools of the devil. GUI crutches designed to slow us down with complacence. This (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a386/Asthane/SiloMouse02.png) is the one true control scheme, no others will be tolerated.
Or y'know--yeah--what fmnoor said. Check your settings.
08-13-2009, 10:33 PM
n88tr> Is the manipulator ever there? I mean at first when you extrude it's not there? Because if you deselect or switch tool you won't get back the extrude-specific-manipulator unless you use the Show Manipulator Tool (T).
If this isn't the case you could always try nuking your Prefs to see if that helps. I've had manipulators gone bye bye a few times and killing Prefs solves it every time. You have a user specific "prefs" folder that stores your custom preferenses, this is also quite often a source of weird behavior in Maya.
For example. C:\Users\kodde\Documents\Maya\2009\prefs
Note that this will remove any custom settings, shelfs, etc. If you are unsure about doing this just rename it instead of deleting it. This will make maya not find the "prefs" folder and create a new fresh one for you.
08-14-2009, 08:30 AM
Could be that you've turned construction history off. The icon right next to the render-icons in the status line. Looks like a piece of paper and a clock..... It should be on (if you want the manipulators to show)
08-14-2009, 10:07 AM
Ahhh, good thinking.
I'll put my money on ivars idea.
08-16-2009, 09:15 AM
Thanks a lot guys, I'll try these things out and get back to you.
08-17-2009, 04:10 PM
Yeah, Ivars that fixed it.
Thanks a lot!!
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