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How to render objects in smooth mode in Maya

There is smooth mode (3 on keyboard if I'm correct) to show objects 'smooth' in the viewport, but when I render it, there is no smoothing. What should I do in order to get a smooth render? I've ...
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Make a transparent 3D sphere with objects inside

I want to build a 3d sphere as a container which has a blurred transparent surface and wrapped some objects inside. (Objects are placed on the half floor) I've created something similar, in 2D to ...
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How to use different shaders in 3ds max 2010?

When using Blender, there is a "Node Editor" where you have shaders like - Diffuse, Glass, Glossy, Emission etc. If anyone can tell me how to use at least some of those shaders in 3ds max?
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How to create an edge or a face from selected vertexes in 3ds max?

How can I create an edge or a face from selected vertexes? When using Blender: For edges - You select vertexes and hit F. For faces - You select the border and hit F. How is it done in 3ds Max?
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How to subdivide edges/faces in 3ds max?

How to subdivide individual edges/faces in 3ds max? That is, to add more vertexes/edges on edges/faces?
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How to scale/rotate vertexes/edges/faces around a point in 3ds max?

When using Blender, you have a "3d cursor", that you can put it on a location and then make an operation like scale and rotate around that point. It also serves many other purposes like aligning an ...
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Is there a way to mix one material with another in 3ds max 2010?

The mixing to be done in a way that if a value of a one material is higher, then that would result in lowering the value of the other material. Because you can't have a 100 % Diffuse and a 100 % ...
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Where to get a 3D human face model as .obj file

Related to this SO question, I got an idea to go for an unique 3D human face model which fits all the the human faces. 1) Where can I get a ready made human head model? I have seen some tools like ...
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How to start with Blender?

I'm very interested in animation however I only have a little bit experience in Flash Pro. I would like to start from Blender and how to make easy models then go higher and higher. Is there any book ...
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How can I control the origin point in 3ds max?

How can I control an origin point of an object. For example - in Blender you can select all the vertexes/edges/faces and click "ctrl+S" and then select "Cursor to selected". And then I can put the ...
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How can I merge vertexes in 3dS Max?

When using Blender, there is a command on merging vertexes like: Merge at - first, center and last - Can I do the same in 3dS Max or something similar to that?
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How to lock an individual axis when scaling in 3DS Max?

When scaling an object or a part of an object, how can I lock an individual axis so that the scaling operation is done only on two axes?
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VRay, FumeFX, and GI

So, I'm working on a model in 3DS Max that more or less has a physically-accurate glass lamp with a flame sticking out the top. The glass texture is a VRayMtl, and the problem is that in the FumeFX ...
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How to place a 3d object in a photo with correct measurements?

I want to make a Infographic, which shows how much water is flowing down a river per sec. To do this I want to make a photo near the river and place the amount of water with imaginary 1m³ bricks. ...
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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm bit of a newbie in Adobe Illustrator and have been learning the application by trying to follow some tutorials and recreating some cool stuff I come across on the web. That being said, I'm ...
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Transform a 2D image to a 3D [closed]

I am trying to create the look that photographers use in their photoshoots. I want to create a drape that hangs from the ceiling and then falls to the ground. The models are usually standing on the ...
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Illustrator CC: Mapping Art to 3D Object in Illustrator but the “Surfaces” aren't fully selected

I'm lost here. 2 hours down the drain trying to figure this out. This is what's happening: I'm trying to map text to a flag shape for a client's logo. I've followed the steps outlined here for an ...
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How to convert 2d product packaging net to 3D mockup

I've been asked to design some product packaging and have been supplied the 2D net file. Is there some software that can convert the net into a 2D mockup of the 3D box, so my customers can see what ...
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3D character modeling tool

I am working on building a Strategy Game (it will be in 2.5D), and for graphic design part we are using Illustrator and Photoshop for designing (including designing characters). Now we want to start ...
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Flash CS6 How to create 3D extruded text?

Anyone know of some tutorials or walk-throughs on how to animate 3D rotated/transformed text in Flash Professional CS6? I cant seem to find any. (Googled) I am trying to make an animation of some ...
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How can I rotate (twist) a particle field in 3D Studio Max?

I have a particle array emitting from an orb rising out of "goop" that I want to twist as they emit, to where it forms a tornado like effect around the object. How can the PArray be modified to do ...
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Ideal way to wrap a label around a bottle (3d extrude?)

Previously I might have used Photoshop's warp tool to wrap a label around a bottle but it's hard to get perfect results in this way. I'd love a more consistent method so I tried experimenting with ...
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Photoshop 3D object looks high quality only when moving it

I am working on some textures for 3D .obj files in photoshop cs6 extended. The objects look pretty pixelated and low quality, but when I move the object mesh, or scene, or camera, it instantly renders ...
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Painlessly export from Sketchup Pro 2013 to Cinema4D R15 Studio

I Use Google Sketchup Pro 2013 for modeling in 3D, and then I export said models into Cinema4D for Rendering and tweaking the textures applied in Sketchup. Most of the time it works, but on the odd ...
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Easy way to split a terrain mesh into sections?

I've created a piece of 3D terrain and converted it to Wavefront OBJ. It is 64 x 24 x 64 units in size. Is there a quick way to split the terrain mesh into 8 x 24 x 8 sections? I don't want to ...
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Rounded rectangle with 3d effect

I'm trying to make a sort of rounded rectangle card with a slight 3d effect. Below is a basically what I have now. I make 3 rounded rectangles, and skew the "shadow" layers towards the bottom right. ...
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Extruding with a slant using Lightwave?

This the thing i want to make it was made using maya but trying too make same in Lightwave 3D i am facing problem. This is what i get when trying same in Lightwave I am trying extrude the side same ...
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What software to use to create 3D cross sections

I was approached by a prospect client that has a very specific requirement. I would have to create a cross section of certain objects they're producing namely mattresses. Here's an example of such ...
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Illustrator 3D extrude and bevel problem

Right, sorry if the pictures are a bit small, but look at the group on the right where I'm previewing a 3D effect. Notice how there are three turquoise stripes running along it. (You can look at ...
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What is this style of icon with 3D white people called?

I want to know what to call this type of picture: Is there a specific name, so that I could search these kind of images (that is images with a white human). Any help would be appreciated.
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How do I add a raster texture file to Illustrator's 3D Extrude & Bevel?

How do I get an image to extrude and bevel using illustrator CS6. The shape that's having the issues has effect>texture>texturizer and then I uploaded a psd file. When I then select ...
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How to batch export top down previews in transparent PNG from 3D objects?

I bow to you experts! I have 2500+ 3d files with textures. I need previews in top down view in transparent PNGs. Can you recommend an application that can do that?
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3D objects with raised border in illustrator

I'm trying to make something similar to this in illustrator using the 3D feature. What I'm strugling with is getting the border to be raised relative to the base of the tray. I start off with a ...
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logo for clothing brand using 3d block

I'm designing a clothing brand logo and it uses a 3D children's toy block. We've looked at other clothing logos but none are in 3D. Is it ok to use a 3D object in a clothing brand logo?
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Using Vue in production

I'm new to Vue. I have followed a couple tutorials, but results are not that good. Renders are far from realistic (at least i could not find way to render it "cool"). Also, I can not find a way to ...
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Baking Problem in 3ds max

First of all: I actually checked if 3d software is in this site's scope. Apparently it's kind of grey area but it is allowed (especially when it comes to texture). So, I made a low poly model in ...
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How do I create this 3D typography effect?

I have been using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for a while now and I was wondering if you could guide me on how to create a 3D effect like this:
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How do I remove light from materials in 3DS Max?

Why are all my materials with light? How to make it dark?
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Illustrator 3D extrude on text misses faces

I am attempting to create 3D text in Adobe Illustrator CS5 in OSX using the 3D Extrude and Bevel effect. The problem is that if I only rotate the text on one axis, in this case the X axis and then ...
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What tool is used for 3d looking layouts like this? [duplicate]

https://www.behance.net/gallery/17399911/Dimense I've been trying to find a way to create layouts like this for a while, and now that I have the time to try, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to do ...
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Turn die-line into 3D mock-up

If I have a 2D die-line of a product. What's the quickest way to turn it into a 3D mock-up? Preferably it should output to a popular 3D format like 3ds Max. Here's an example of the kind of dieline ...
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How to change my manipulator to global?

Can I know how to change the manipulator from the current local status to global? Unable to do it via clicking right button and getting the local/global options (the option doesn't appear). Please ...
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How to make HTML5 logo (text mapped to 3D object) using inkscape?

Found many tutorials to create 3D text (extrusion, shadow, bevel effect etc.), but that is not what I am looking for. What I am looking for, is a way using which I could use text as "skin" to wrap ...
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How to render a 3D model like a blue sci-fi hologram?

In IronMan 3, Eve-Online, or Star Trek, 3D models render in a bluish fashion. Examples: Is there a simple way to achieve this result with my own models? I typically use Blender, but if it is ...
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Element that is below appears as if it is above other elements

I am following a tutorial set out by one of my tutors for a design course and as he is modeling the hair of his 3D model, the hair seems to go under, as it should be expected to. Mine turns out like ...
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Illustrator 3D Extrude Pipe Elbow

I'm trying to create a 3D extrude of an ABS pipe elbow like this: Large image. Although it can be solid, isn't necessary for a hollow pipe. I created a doughnut from two ellipses (one deleted ...
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Stick pyramids on a square

I'm quite new to cinema 4D. I want to make a square with this texture on. I've tried to make a pyramid and to use the cloner tool, but.. just can't make it work. Anyone who can tell me how it's ...
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Need advice on 3D Modelling Tool

We are about to build a business application with transparent 3D spheres, possibly cubes, etc. to visualize some data. Before we start building this, we want to brain storm and decide the exact UI we ...
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how to make an helix in form of an oval?

I am trying to draw on Catia a helix, that is not shaped liked a straight spring, but instead rotates around an 3D oval shape... I tried already to project the wireframe onto an oval surface, but I ...
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Is it possible to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs in a hand drawing?

There are plenty tutorials online on how to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs from existing photos in Photoshop or similar software. However, I'm wondering if it is possible to draw a 3D image by hand on ...