an existing object is a useful way to make an exact copy of it without
having to start over. When you duplicate an item the copy takes
on the characteristics of the original. Using the Duplicate
Tool you can additionally apply transformations to the
copy (move, rotate, scale).
Return to a four view
layout to view what you’ve accomplished to this point.
the panel layout to a four view layout
- From the Toolbox,
click the Four View layout shortcut.
The workspace changes
to a four view layout. It is easier to view the work from this four
The base for the temple
is constructed of two levels and appears stepped. You duplicate
and scale the templeBase object using the duplicate tool.
To duplicate the temple base
- Display all four views by positioning
the mouse cursor in the view and tapping the spacebar. Then click
in the perspective view to display the base in this view.
- With templeBase selected, choose
Edit > Duplicate Special > from
the main menu.
The Duplicate Special Options window
- In the Duplicate Special Options window,
select Edit > Reset Settings and then
set the following options:
0 1.0 0
- Rotate: 0
- Scale: 0.9
- Geometry Type: Copy
- Group under: Parent
- In the Duplicate Options window,
click Duplicate Special.
Maya creates a duplicate
of the templeBase object that is scaled to 0.9 of the original in
the X, Z axes, and is one unit above templeBase.
As a result of the scale operation, the base for the temple now
Maya keeps track of the
name of the duplicated object based on the name of original and
renames the duplicated object templeBase1.