First, I'm new to Maya, and am learning modelling, and at the momen am working with polygons. I think the simplest way to explain the problem is to post pictures, but in short, my image planes are sticking through my model in ortho views front and back, but in perspective they don't, and as a result i can't quite manouver vertices, edges etc.
Hi there is a couple of things you can do. One is to turn on xray view in the 'view' section of the panel you are in.
Second is to move the depth of the image plane, this wont affect the position but will move it backwards and forwards so that you can see your model better in each view, this can be done in each image planes attributes section..look for depth.
None of that works. After asking around, and loading my previous save of anoter time when I made that model, where I had no problem with image planes, i've decided that the best way is to probably just start from scratch as I haven't made much progress. Thanks anyway...