By default, you select faces in Maya with the whole face. I recommend changing this setting to “Center”. It makes it easier to select faces in the orthographic views and makes faces without area visible. To change the setting go to Window > Setting & Preferences > Preferences, on the left choose _“Selection” _and choose “Select Faces with: Center“.
Polycube with Zero Geometry Area Faces Select the Top Face of a Poly Cube in the side view
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Neal Burger is a successful entrepreuner. He is the founder of Acme Inc, a bootstrapped business that builds affordable SaaS tools for local news, indie publishers, and other small businesses.