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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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How can I create several equally spaced spheres in 3DS Max (using MaxScript)?

I want to start with a single sphere (25 in diameter) and replicate it 10 times in all directions using MaxScript [spaced at +/- 60 each time]. How can this be accomplished?
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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 can I manually modify batch render setup in 3D Max?

I have some 200 layers that need to be rendered individually. After a maddening session of creating the scene states with layer visibility, I now need to setup the batch renderer. I want to ...
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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 ...
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Smoothing Groups vs Hard Edges + Turbosmooth

After watching some tutorials regarding hard edges + turbosmooth, I have noticed some of the users are selecting all faces and then selecting no smoothing group for all faces. I would like to know if ...
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How do I reset the model matrix in 3Ds Max?

In 3ds max, I need to reset the model matrix without changing the position of all vertices. Does anyone know how to do this? EDIT: I didn't know that the model matrix was called a "pivot".
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Rendering Video in 3ds Max 9 Custom 1280x720 didn't come out 16:9

Ok I tried a few times rendering my 3d animation to video custom 1280x720, image aspect 1.778 pixel aspect 0.9. So far when you see it as it renders it appears to look fine, but after all the ...
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How to get into VFX industry

I'm 22 years old guy, from european country. I'm software engineer according to my diploma. I'm coding for 2 years now, i know few programming languages (ruby, objective-c, javascript, python), but ...
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3DS Max viewport canvas painting artifacts

I created a cucumber model model (my first model) in 3DS Max 14. I used object paint to paint the bumps on the cucumber and user proboolean to attach the bumps to the cucumber. i am working with the ...
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What are the options for animating a camera sequence with 3D Max files?

I am working with a freelancer to produce some 3D models of our products. He has been sending me renderings which for the most part is fine, but I'd now like to receive a model that I can rotate ...
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Problem in Painting with selected Objects 3DS Max 2014

Even if I pick objects like two different kind of trees, when I am ready to paint them on the landscape it does not paint them, instead it paints the landscape as long as I press the brush. I tried ...
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Straighten a rotated object in 3DS Max

I have an object that has been rotated and attached to another. I now want to detach this object and rotate it so that it is straight again. The object consists of multiple boxes so surely there is a ...
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How to control quality of light baking in 3DS Max?

Our team has been struggling to figure why a shadow/light is rendered with high quality and something rendered in low quality (pixalite). Example of good light map (shadow of sofa on the wall and ...
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How do I hide all the geometry in a scene that is contained in a box object?

I have a nature scene that "stands" on z = 0 level, basically on the grey grid. I want to hide all the geometry below z = 0, which would be under a plane, or inside a very large box. I don't want to ...
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Output knobs from Altium 3ds as “filmstrip” image array

I'm a project manager coordinating development of audio pluginsoftware. Our GUI designer is using Altium 3DS to build a 3D photo-realistic GUI, and will then output images from there for the software ...
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How can I remove the default shading of a simple model in 3DS max?

I've been downloading free 3d models for a project that I'm working on, but I can't figure out how to disable the default shading. I'm using 3DS MAX 2013. Here's an example of a table I'm working on: ...
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How can I create a realistic 3d model from my 2d photos of furniture?

Before you point your finger and laugh, please take into consideration that my boss is asking me to do this for him. As a faithful employee with some Photoshop skills and no experience with 3d ...