View Full Version : Maya - NURBS to Poly question

08-21-2011, 04:19 PM
Hello i have a noob question that gives me trouble. I made a NURBS model and want to convert it in poly according to the tutorial i watch. SO when i conver a thing from NURBS to poly i have 2 models and when i try to move poly model it's ok but when i try to move\delete NURBS thing the poly model of that NURBS model moves\delete with it. That gives me a lot of trouble and i need to detach NURBS model from poly to the first thing will not affect the other thing. So please tell me how to do that.

08-21-2011, 04:23 PM
delete the history on the poly object, then you can delete the nurbs object, just select the poly object then edit>delete by type> history

08-21-2011, 04:28 PM
Thank you so much!

08-21-2011, 04:54 PM
no problem man :)

08-22-2011, 10:52 AM
In contuniation of that topic(i dont wanna create new topics) i have a problem. I converted poly to SubDiv (deleting all the history) and somehow my subdiv attached to the poly so i can't move it or delete one or another when i try to click subdiv model poly selects too and vice verca but i can transform poly whatever i like without touching subdiv(it will not affect) so i need to delete poly without deleting subdiv how do i make it? http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/wtfykp.jpg/

08-23-2011, 03:15 AM
sometimes maya keeps conections between objects even tho history has been deleted ( also if you've instanced groups that can also cause problems ), can you show a screenshot of the outliner with "show DAG objects only" turned off ?

My solution would be to :
- first combine the poly object with a cube (select cube first then your poly object, then hit combine), that should sever any connections with the broken subdiv object,
-than make a copy of the poly object and convert that to subdiv (allways keep an original poly, never know when you might need it)

The poly object you converted to subdiv isn't a result of the nurbs to poly conversion you did earlier is it? If so the poly could have some funky nodes left over, combining it with a cube should fix that.
Also if you're trying to convert poly to subdiv and then to nurbs, it will allmost never be worth it, i've never seen a clean result that wouldn't have been made quicker wih nurbs from the start

08-23-2011, 09:07 PM
It worked! Thank you so much sir.