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Joint Mirroring problem in maya 2009!!! (7 posts)

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  1. yadavji83

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    i rigged my character according to jason's AFR Dvds but when i tried to mirror my joints with joint mirror tool . maya 2009 just shuts down without giving any warning..
    i tried it on example files from AFR and it's same for that also...
    but the example files mirrored fine in maya 8.5 ....So i think this is maya 2009 problem.
    But i saved my file with 2009 so i can't go to 8.5
    please help me !!!!as soon as possible!!!

  2. sim.On

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    hi ,

    did you try to save your file as *.ma ?

    ( you can edit the header of your ma-files with any editor / just copy and paste , the first -approx- 10 lines of an empty-maya85-ma , into one , which has been exported from maya2009 - just change the header of the ma )

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    if there are certain "unknown"-nodes in your maya2009-mb-binary file , and maya won't let you save it as ma-ascii , try to

    delete ' ls -type "unknown" ';

    ( you need to change: ' into ` as the forum , does not display code between backticks , as it should be , in order to post mel-code )

  3. scroll_lock

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    I think from version 8.5 there is an option in the open menu optionbox called "ignoreVersion". I`m not sure for 8.5 but I can open 2009 files in 2008 even if they are binary. If they are ascii you can open them in whatever version of maya you want.
    Also about Maya quitting. It's not a bug. I mirror them fine. Try to delete all your preference files (backup them) My colleagues experience the same issues when they copy settings from older versions to new one.

  4. yadavji83

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    first of all thax for replaying,
    Now , when i tried simon's method it gave me the WARNING "File contains unknown nodes or data. To preserve this information, the current file type cannot be changed."
    then i executed the command "delete ' ls -type "unknown" ';" as told , it then saves the file as .ma but after saving and editing the file in text editor my maya 8.5 won't start THIS SOUNDS STRANGE , idon't know why.but maya 2009 is starting correctly.
    SO now i can't try the Scroll_lock's method.
    but i found the solution -
    before mirroring the joints i have to unparent the geos ,
    and then mirroring the joints work fine ,
    but in 8.5 it mirror's fine with the parented geos.
    sorry if this is the method i should use before.
    i can't find this on the pdf's.

  5. sim.On

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    @scroll_lock:
    file / open -> options "ignore version" ....

    ha , i did not know that ... i thought it was one of the new maya2008-features , but it is already there in 8.5 ... good to know , i guess i will never exchange any ascii-headers anymore.

  6. scroll_lock

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    glad to help. Believe me or not - I was writing a python function one day to change my headers of the files from 8.5 to 2008 (our working apps in the studio) and someone tipped me with that..... I didn't know it either. Who opens files with option box.

  7. sim.On

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    LOL so i am not the only one , who sometimes tries to accomplish something unnecessary - i remember some really useless mel-scripts , i did ... lots of lines of code , and finally it turned out , that it can also be done in one or two lines of MEL . haha

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