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Creighton Stalnaker
Layered earth split into 4 pieces...shouldn't this be easy?
on Jul 30, 2008 at 7:47:22 pm

I am trying to do something that should be extremely simple: I am trying to do a layered earth split into 4 pieces. My model is nothing but 5 polygon spheres stacked on top of each other. It seems like it should be easy, done in 1 or 2 steps at most. However, so far the closest I've gotten is this, achieved through manually extracting faces:

-http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9567/earth2ww9.png
-http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7149/earth3ao0.png

That looks great - except the layers are hollow, not solid (you can barely see that there's a brown "Crust" layer between the top textured layer and the red Mantle layer). I can get the spheres split into hemispheres by creating a flattened cylinder and doing Boolean Difference for the individual spheres - but then I run into the classic issue of everything disappearing when I try to do the second slice (even after I run cleanup and delete all history). I tried creating NURBS spheres with 45-degree angle sweeps, but they weren't solid spheres. I've tried solid shatter on the individual spheres, but I keep getting shards that aren't relatively even in size. I've tried combining the spheres into one polygon, deleting history, running cleanup, then running solid shatter - but I keep getting an error and it doesn't do anything.

I know there should be a far easier way to do this, but for some reason it's eluded me so far. Anyone know what that way might be? And if the technical stuff helps any, I am using Maya 2008 on a Mac.


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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: Layered earth split into 4 pieces...shouldn't this be easy?
on Jul 31, 2008 at 6:10:37 am

hi

you are doing great just add and extrude to your polys to make them thick

Download _mix_earthLayers.zip from Uploading.com





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Creighton Stalnaker
Re: Layered earth split into 4 pieces...shouldn't this be easy?
on Jul 31, 2008 at 4:36:39 pm

I knew it had to be something like that...thank you!


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