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Where is State Sets?

I need to get into State Sets to change my output path to default. I read that the State Sets is commonly to be found in the rendering menu. thing is it is not in my rendering menu. I am using the ...
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Is there a place for a 3D Modeler in 2016 [closed]

I know that this question was asked and answered hundreds of time, and I did google it and read them.The problem is that I think that 3D industry is rapidly changing. Is there place for 3D modeler in ...
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3ds Max - Turn an uneven rectangle into a box

I am a game programmer and I am trying to learn 3D Modelling by doing my own art for games. So I run into this problem: I created this model using a Rectangle. Now, I want to give it more height. I ...
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bookmarking group of vertices in 3ds max (for easily select)

I want to make group of vertices for easily select vertices,like "add selected vertices to group" in blender I want to bookmark Vertex groups in3dsmax ,like this : (this is define in blender ,I have ...
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FBX Export Plugin does not export animation layers

I'm trying to export a object with animation layers to a ascii fbx using 3ds Max (2012, 2014 or 2015). The thing is that while Maya exports the animation layers, the 3dsMax exports the layer data, ...
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3DS Max/V-Ray render to texture problem

At right hand side of screenshot below you see model. Problem part is sphere that holds ring. Left side below you see UV map of model. Sphere is rectangle in the middle. And above you see baked ...
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Rendering shadows against transparant background [closed]

I want to render out isometric sprites for a 2d game. But I need to have the shadow captured against a transparent background. If I use a plane with a matte material the alpha is completely white. ...
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See through material for 3ds Max

I am trying to recreate a diagram of a Brillouin Zone in 3ds Max which looks as follows: I successfully recreated the polygon shape in Pro/Engineer and imported the .prt into my setup environment ...
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3d studio max scattering with grouped object

Hello all. I want to play with scattering around my main shape and fill it with the object on the left. However 3d studio max does not recognize it as one object. I have already grouped my objects ...
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Export MassFX simulation with FBX problem

So I've create a simple scene in 3ds MAX with a box and a rectangle with Garment Maker Modifier: Then I apply MassFX Rigid Body Modifier to the box, setting it as a dynamic object: To complete my ...
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Difficulties applying texture in 3ds Max for .obj export

So, I've started creating 3D model for my small application. Im using libgdx. I firstly created a model in 3Ds Max: Then, I did this 'render to texture thing' with those settings: I also used ...
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Refraction and image emitting surface

I'm trying to model a following scene: It's a project of a simple DIY projector: on the left, there's a smartphone or just something with a light-emitting display (LCD, AMOLED). Just to clarify ...
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3D Studio Max for beginners

I would like to learn to use 3D Studio Max, but I cannot find any good tutorial to start with. I bought the manual, but there it explains in details all the possible functions you can find in the ...
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How to make camera ignore an object (my case: wall) when rendering?

I'm using 3dsmax and vray as my renderer. I want to take an interior scene but have a trouble when I render it because the camera render the wall and cannot see through it (I cannot delete the wall ...
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Can three reference images be used in 3DS Max when car modeling?

I was wondering if it is possible to model a car with only the front, back and side reference images in 3DS Max?
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How can I turn a polygon into a separate object?

I'm trying to turn those wings/canards/engines into different objects, so they won't be affected by the smoothing I'll do later on. PS: don't mind that little glitch on the wing, that only happened ...
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How to choose right graphics card for 3ds Max?

I want to configure a PC which should be used mainly for working with AutoCAD and Autodesk 3ds Max 2013/2014. I'm searching for the best value for the price graphics card. On the internet all forums ...
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Using simulation data as input to 3D studio Max animation

I have some simulation data which describes my object's position and orientation at specific time points. I would like to use this data to create an animation in 3D studio Max. Right now the data is ...
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3ds max connect vertices to edges

It is same editable poly, How to connect this 2 parts into solid geometry
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Faster modeling workflow in 3DS Max [closed]

As a Blender user for 2 years, I'm very comftoble with its workflow and I found modeling in 3DS Max a bit of a slower process than Blender. For example, Extruding in Blender can be done by hitting "E" ...
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Where are textures stored in 3DSMax?

I can't find the physical location where textures are stored within 3DSMax 2014.
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A spiral tube shape by autodesk 3d max

How can I draw a spiral tube shape by autodesk 3d max like that Thanks
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Mixing of shaders in 3DS Max 2010

As a Blender user, I know that shaders are mixed in a way that there’s always a 1.000 value in the mixing, because the mixing works as a transitional number between the first shader and the second ...
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How to convert an Illustrator file to a 3D model?

I have been trying to convert an illustrator file to a 3D model for a few hours now, but I keep coming across the same errors. I am using Maya, but I wouldn't mind using 3DS Max if it would fix my ...
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Preserve shape on object on different subdivision levels in 3DSMax?

Is there a way or a feature or a modifier in 3DS Max like the "Turbo-smooth" modifier that would preserve the shape of an object on other subdivision levels after making changes to it on a high ...
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How to model with “isoline display” in 3DS Max?

When used a "turbosmooth" modifier with "edged faces" pressed on, there is a feature called "Isoline display", which ignores all other edges but those from the original geometry and at the same time ...
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Is there a way to render freestyle edges in 3DS Max?

I'm trying to make a render where the straight wire-frame is rendered together with the curved - Is there a way to render freestyle lines in 3DS Max and combine them with a wire-frame material so ...
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Are softwares like maya, autocad, 3d max, nuke, etc. helpful in anyway to a ui/ux designer

Are the above softwares actually helpful in any practical way while applying for a job in big companies as a ui/ux designer?
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is there a way to render a scene with wireframe blending effect in 3DS Max?

is there a way to render a scene with wireframe blending effect in 3DS Max? Like this or something similar to this effect - Something like this is possible using blender Is 3DS Max capable of ...
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Should I do AutoCAD first or 3D Max? [closed]

I want to go for industrial design. Learning computer aided design and rendering is the main aim of learning these softwares. Should I do AutoCAD first or 3D max ?
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Rendering two wire-frames in 3DS Max? [closed]

Is there a way to render an object together with double wire-frames in 3DS Max? Wire-frame 1 - The original geometry of the model - which on the render will curve by following the shape of the ...
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Subdivide edges/polygons in 3dS Max?

What is the way to subdivide individual edges/polygons in 3dS Max? That is, to add more vertexes on edges and to add more vertices/edges on faces. For edges - For a polygons - Anybody knows how ...
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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. Can I do the same in 3DS Max? When that point is ...
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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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3DS Max Length/Height flipped?

It's been a few months since I've done any modeling in 3DS Max 2010. When I went to create an object, I noticed something funky about the definition for Length/Width/Height parameters on the right... ...
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3d max view rotation around static point

Orthographic view. I select object A and rotate view it by viewcube. It is rotated relative to the center of object A - it is what I need. Then I select object B and try to rotate view, but it is ...
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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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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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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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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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Not getting shadows on 3DSMax model

I created a model of a reception desk in 3DSMax. To light it, I'm using a target light positioned behind the camera angled toward the scene, and one free directional light with the same specs. The ...
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Can photoshop wrap 2D image around entire custom shaped 3D object?

I've been playing around editing textures for some video game objects. I recently discovered that I could use "Merge Down" to put a 2D image over the 3D object and translate that to the texture. My ...
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3DS Max: Multiple subtraction (boolean) - how to do it?

I have a board full of inputs, and need holes in the box behind them. How can I do these all at once instead of multiple boolean operations?
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3DS Max 2015: link objects so that they stretch?

I am importing a 3d model from an external program. There are three long objects end-to-end like so: +---+---------------+---+ | +---------------+ | | | ^ | | | | C ...
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Is it possible to animate a modifier in 3ds Max?

Is it possible to 'animate in' a modifier? Elaboration: I want a cube to behave as a regular cube for, say, 10 frames, and only after 10 frames should a cloth modifier fade into the cube. This ...
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How do I make mecha-style models?

I am rather newbish at modeling and noob at texturing. For a few weeks I have been trying to make some buildings inspired from Oblivion (the scify movie) and perhaps Elysium. What happens is, I start ...
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How to assign a value for a single in a VertexPaint in 3ds Max

I have a mesh and it has VertexPaint modifier. How I can set values on a per vertex basis? I tried to select a single vertex and looked for any property I can change to change its coloring. I need ...
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Some ideas to improve my skill in 3ds max modeling

I'm a beginner in 3DS Max and I want to start/improve my modelling skill!!! Any ideas for some objects that are both easy and use many modifier and technics? Thanks and have a good day!
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3ds Max units problem when importing STL file from SolidWorks

I'm trying to import a SolidWorks file (saved as .STL) to 3ds Max. The shape, vertices etc. are importing correctly. But I cannot figure out how to set the units. I made a simple 100mm x 100mx ...
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How to create a spline from an AutoCAD .DWG file in 3ds Max?

I'm kinda new to 3ds max, and I don't know AutoCAD. I'm trying to create a line (spline?) to outline a building's basement plan, then I will extrude it and go on with the modelling. To create the ...