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Vray render faceted? [on hold]

Is it possible to render faceted mode using Vray Materials? As in the following example. I can't seem to find the setting. Thanks!
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“Line in file exceeds 255 characters” after Import Adobe Illustrator CS6 (.ai) File to 3dsMax 2009 [closed]

While I was trying to import Adobe Illustrator CS6 file (.ai format) to 3dsMax 2009, I got the errors: "Improper file format" and "Line in file exceeds 255 characters". Why was not able to import ...
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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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How can I smoothen some of the edges in 3DS Max?

I'm fairly new to using 3DS Max, and I've run into a problem I can't seem to find the answer to. Some of the 'edges' that should appear smooth in my model, appear hard; observe: A very distinct ...
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Problem exporting blend materials to fbx

I have been searching for a while on this one. Im not sure if its possible. I'm trying to export some animations to an .FBX file and in my animations I make use of blend materials that I animate, so ...
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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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3ds Max online certification

What's the procedure for online professional certification of 3ds Max? I have already searched the Autodesk website and I got the rode map to prepare for the certification, but I couldn't find any ...
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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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How can I Animate a tree in Camera view on 3DS Max?

i made a tree using Onyx TreeStorm and applied necessary wind and lights. after importing the file into the Autodesk 3DS Max, the file is working just as fine and wind and other things working ...
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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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Transparent mesh has noise when change camera

I have 3D Studio Max 2014 and i made my mesh transparent (first with material, second with ALT+X) but when i change the camera or move the object the mesh has some kind a noise on it for a few second ...
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Closing the lines in 3Ds Max 2010

I have a problem. i begin to draw a particular shape with line in shape tab in command panel. when i want to close the shape the program automatically close the shape in something that have different ...
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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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3DS Max & Vray: Simple Vray textures for office walls

Novice question: which Vray MTL texture settings you advice to create this office wall from F.E.A.R. game? It will be not enough if just change diffuse color, isn't it?
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Main render quality control in 3DS Max

I'm learning VRay in 3DS Max and every time I press on Render, it takes too long to render. In Blender there's an option called "Samples" and the number of it doesn't effect anything except that it ...
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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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Why displacement, vray fur and opacity doesn't work at VRay RT?

guys. I'm using 3D Studio Max 2012 x64 with VRay 2.20. I'm trying to render a simple exterior scene with VRay RT using OpenCL on my video card. The scene has VRayDisplacementMod, VRayMtl with ...
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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 customize the view-port lights in 3DS Max?

Is there a way to customize the view-port lights in 3DS Max? Something like what can be done in Blender - View-port lights customization - View-port shading result -
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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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How to capture 2D motion in 3dsmax 2009

How can i get the 2 dimensional motion of a point in a video to 3dsmax 2009? That should help me to move the objects in 3dsmax as they move in the video.
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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 ...