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rigging tutorial question
show user profile  NiceDice
Hi, I'm currently doing the 'Character Rigging In 3d Max' tutorial from - it's a really good tutorial but I'm stuck on 1 point - On page 3 the Pivot Point section it asks 'Now right click to open to the quad menu and convert your object back to an Editable Mesh/Poly.' - my problem is that when I right click I only get part of the quad menu (2 parts) coming up and there isn't the option to convert back to an Editable Mesh/Poly.
Am I doing something wrong? I'm quite in-experienced in 3d Max so all pointers would help.
Thanx in advance.
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2/22/2009 10:41:27 AM (last edit: 2/22/2009 10:41:27 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Garydave? psshh wouldn't trust that bloke mate, right dodgy he is.

regarding your query, have you got the item in question selected when you right click? the 'two parts' thing would suggest not.

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2/22/2009 11:06:19 AM (last edit: 2/22/2009 11:06:19 AM)
show user profile  Dave
"Garydave? psshh wouldn't trust that bloke mate, right dodgy he is."

Yeah, well I heard that.. err... Grotey smells! *runs off*

Seriously though. NiceDice, sounds like Grotey has answered this one for you.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/22/2009 12:53:00 PM (last edit: 2/22/2009 12:53:00 PM)
show user profile  NiceDice
Hi - thanx for the quick replys - yep I've got the whole item selected and when right clicked I only get the 'display' & 'transform' sections popup. I'm using 3D max 2009 by the way if it helps?
Any other thoughts?

Just tried selecting part of the mesh and it still doesn't bring up the quad menu on right click???
Is there a way of doing the same but in a different method?
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2/22/2009 1:25:47 PM (last edit: 2/22/2009 1:54:41 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Something is not quite right... upload a screen grab or two of what you're doing. (or get jing (

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/23/2009 3:41:53 AM (last edit: 2/23/2009 3:42:24 AM)
show user profile  NiceDice
hi - yeh i agree something aint right. you can pick up some screenies of the line in question on the tutorial and a shot of the dual menu in 3dmax.

Just checked out jing - very handy, will use it quite a lot. :)
Cheers, D
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2/23/2009 9:03:05 AM (last edit: 2/23/2009 9:03:05 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
You must only have geometry selected when converting to e-poly. As you have 61 items selected I'm guessing you have more than just geometry in your selection i.e. ik chains/helpers .etc

An easy way to do this is change this drop down menu to geometry and hit Ctrl+A (providing all geometry in the scene is applicable to the converting stage in the tut)

Remember to change it back after otherwise you wont be able to select anything else ;)

by the way, try to stick to 800x600 images please cheers dude.

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2/23/2009 9:05:05 AM (last edit: 2/23/2009 9:09:14 AM)
show user profile  NiceDice
what a nugget I am - just looked at again and it was right there all the time!! Sorry for waistn ur time folks. This is proof that spending 12 hours infront of a screen IS NOT GOOD! Should b down the pub!
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2/23/2009 9:07:43 AM (last edit: 2/23/2009 9:07:43 AM)
show user profile  Dave
Image of my site posted by someone who isn't me, remember this day boys... I am now officially famous.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/23/2009 2:05:34 PM (last edit: 2/23/2009 2:05:34 PM)
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