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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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3DS Max - How to install plugins with the .dlm extension? [migrated]

Hello GraphicsDesign community! This will be my first question here and it's probably a noob question, but... How do I install 3DS Max (2015) plugins with the .dlm extension? Most of the guides for ...
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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

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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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 ...
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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 ...