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Max file view or convert

I am an illustrator and I have a MAX file that I would like to view since I need it as a reference. Is there any software or anything that I could use to open it? I don't want to buy 3ds max just for ...
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GI leading to image variation [on hold]

I have a scene in 3ds Max/Vray that I use to generate some images which I then process in Matlab. I noticed that when GI is not enabled, rendering always generates exactly the same pixel-for-pixel ...
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Wrap image in 3d max model [closed]

How to wrap image in auto desk 3 d model ? Please reply it is related to my final year project.
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3ds max , convert biped to skin bones [closed]

In 3ds Max 2016, I have a Biped animation with Physique modifier and I want it to convert to bone animation with Skin modifier . Is it possible? How can it be done? Maybe with a script?
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3ds Max: Turbosmooth Messing with Bridged Polygons

I have started creating this object. It is a sphere i have done some polygon modifications to. Inside it there is a gap i want to bridge together to give it a more solid appearance. So I bridge it ...
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Reaction manager / path follow problem: Snowspeeder

First post - please be kind! I have a model aircraft (snowspeeder) parented to a dummy with a follow path constraint. I also have flaps rigged with reaction manager to rotate (local axis) to open as ...
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3Ds Max Viewport and Render Issue [migrated]

I rendered the image in Vray but the Render image differs the shown area of viewport. i.e. The size of image does not look the same image size that in Viewport. Here is the image. please see the ...
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How to prevent interpolation between keys in 3ds max

I have an object passing in front of the screen , when the object is offscreen, I move it again on top of it so it "falls" again. The problem is that the 3ds max interpolates the key "on return" and ...
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Insert frames into the middle of the timeline

I have a 3ds Max file with a set of animations done already (about 2500 frames). I would like to add a pause at frame 1000 for 1 second (30 extra frames). Is there a way to insert frames into the ...
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how can i set a specific size for a polygon in 3ds max [closed]

i'm working on a model in 3ds max and i need to input specific sizes after converting to edible poly. is there a way to set a specific polygon after selecting it ? thank you
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Trying to create a particular object in 3Ds Max

I'm trying to make this And I've got to this The dimensions are radius=49.75inches, we're assuming half an inch thickness height is 90inches How do you add the curves in the cove? If there's an ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 ...