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Is there a way to automatically weld 20 meshes together?
show user profile  Hivoyer
I am currently learning basic animation and I'm using a sample mesh I found on a site of a man with his arms and legs spread out,ready for rigging.The problem is his limbs are separated in 20 pieces and even if I Attach them,when I rig it and animate it,they tear apart - for instance when I move the arm,the place where it was connected to the shoulder before I attached them tears apart and in the wireframe I can see green lines where the seams are(the vertices are obviously not connected).I know how to weld individual vertices 1 by 1,but is there a way to automatically weld the seams.The limbs are otherwise aligned perfectly.
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5/7/2012 4:29:28 PM (last edit: 5/7/2012 4:29:28 PM)
show user profile  jareu
I remember having this problem ages ago when I first started using Max. I'm guessing that you're using Poser?

anyway, from what you've described, the best bet is to convert them all to editable poly, then select one of the parts, click attach and attach the others, and then add a vertex weld modifier. safest way is to make sure the vertex that make up the seams are selected in edit poly first, and then add a select poly mod, before the vertex weld mod.

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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5/7/2012 4:42:29 PM (last edit: 5/7/2012 4:42:29 PM)
show user profile  Garp
To add a layer of safety, you can go to border (open edges) sub-object level, select everything, convert to vertex selection (click on vertex under the stack while holding ctrl) and then weld.
That way you minimize the risk of accidentally welding two verts that just happen to be under the threshold but shouldn't be welded.

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5/7/2012 7:06:49 PM (last edit: 5/7/2012 7:07:26 PM)
show user profile  jareu
aaah yes. I forgot about border selection :)

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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5/7/2012 11:29:49 PM (last edit: 5/7/2012 11:29:49 PM)
show user profile  donvella
Soulburn Scripts. 1 Script, A shotload of time saved.

i dont know how anyone maxes without these

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5/8/2012 1:38:45 AM (last edit: 5/8/2012 1:39:00 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Holy moses.

I don't know how it has been so long before I've seen anyone link those soulburn scripts.

Mega big thanks :) Lots of useful stuff in there
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5/8/2012 1:41:27 AM (last edit: 5/8/2012 1:41:27 AM)
show user profile  Garp

Did someone just break the internet?!
I end up here when I click on KB's So who's still alive here ? dated 05/29/2017.

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5/29/2017 3:43:37 AM (last edit: 5/29/2017 3:45:57 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Yes Garp.
The internet is broken.
We are all doomed.

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5/29/2017 10:27:07 AM (last edit: 5/29/2017 10:27:07 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Spoon should be made aware. It might be a bug :O

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5/29/2017 10:48:18 AM (last edit: 5/29/2017 10:48:18 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I think we've reached the Maxforums equivalent of the millenium bug, where internal thread ID's have started to repeat. There's a danger here that maxforums will eat itself and collapse, causing a phenomenon similar to a black-hole and in turn swallowing the entire solar system, and maybe even neighboring stars.

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5/29/2017 5:22:43 PM (last edit: 5/29/2017 5:22:43 PM)
show user profile  jStins
Dammit I clicked on a thread to talk about random old timers, not answer a 3DSMax question! What's going on here?!


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5/30/2017 6:29:27 AM (last edit: 5/30/2017 6:29:27 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
I just watched the very first episode of twin peaks for the first time. The original pilot. Perhaps this has something to do with it?
(Which, btw, i couldnt understand the hype for. Most mediocre)


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5/30/2017 9:37:12 AM (last edit: 5/30/2017 10:15:46 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Did you finish the whole first season?

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5/30/2017 10:46:30 AM (last edit: 5/30/2017 10:46:30 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
not yet. episode 2 tonight :)


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5/30/2017 11:20:27 AM (last edit: 5/30/2017 11:20:27 AM)
show user profile  chillywilson
I wonder if the OP is wondering what the hell happened to his thead
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5/30/2017 9:31:21 PM (last edit: 5/30/2017 9:31:21 PM)
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