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Josephine Akon
3d map of africa
on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:47:42 am

Hi guys

I just joined this site, i think this is a great forum for video graphics. I have been trying to create a 3D map of Africa in MAYA 8.5 without success, does anyone know how to model a 3D map of Africa in MAYA. Please i need your help!!...

thanks



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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: 3d map of africa
on Jan 29, 2009 at 5:29:47 pm

do you need the outline?

have you seen and example of what you wanna do?



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Josephine Akon
Re: 3d map of africa
on Jan 29, 2009 at 7:23:18 pm

Hi,

Yes i'll need an outline, i tried to create a 3d Map of Africa previously by creating a 2D representation in Illustrator ie selecting the object and going text> create outlines< but that did not work....yes yes please i need an outline anything at all to help me !!

Thanks...



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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: 3d map of africa
on Jan 29, 2009 at 9:36:11 pm

great

check out my tutorial

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/castaneda_alvaro/Maya_Tutorial_001....

I did a logo from curves there, that method should work with you
I also explain how to import etc

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Josephine Akon
Re: 3d map of africa
on Jan 30, 2009 at 9:00:19 pm

Hi I watched your tutorial...thanks...

but that was the method i tried before and it did not work i created a vector image of this map in Illustrator imported it into Maya 2009 applied the bevel plus command but it gave me an error message in return saying it cannot bevel open curves....

please what can i do...


THANKS !!



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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: 3d map of africa
on Jan 30, 2009 at 10:49:06 pm

OKey that's easily fix

select the curve. under the edit curves menu select open/close curve

then bevel it again

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Josephine Akon
Re: 3d map of africa
on Feb 1, 2009 at 11:24:01 am

Hi

okay thanks i'll try that out



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