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3ds max : Model Optimisation

Is it possible in 3ds max to decimate a mesh while keeping it as close to the original as possible down to a 1mm difference? Is it possible to measure this distance? Cheers
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Create cylinder with bones?

I'm trying to build a segmented cylinder (r3xh6) in 3DS Max and attach bones to it so that it can essentially function like a rope fora game I'm working on. The only way I can figure out how to do ...
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How to animate the triangles within a hexagon in 3d Max?

Basically I have created this structure and what I would like to do now is to animate the triangles within each hexagon so that they will open up like this. If anyone has any idea on how I could do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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3ds Max - What's the three types of texture maps? 'D, N, S'

Using 3ds max, I'm just playing with a model, which I found from a game. I'm not familiar with 3ds max, Hopes the question is not so silly. It has three types of maps, with 'D', 'N', 'S' suffix. So I ...
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3DS Max Making 45Deg Miters

I'm making a molding for a wall. I have a completely vertical piece and a completely horizontal piece. At the top cap of the vertical piece I want to make a 45 deg miter to join with the horizontal ...
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3ds Max Strap / bandage animation problem

Below is the image of what I am trying to achieve. My client wants me to create animations of character applying multiple straps or bandage in various ways. I've tried Normal rigging / spline IK / ...
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How can I reapply a texture to the new modified mesh after using the bevel modifier in 3DS Max?

See the screenshot attached. The rainbow texture was applied to a very thin half-circle as you can see. After bevelling, I was able to make the semi-circle wider as intended but the texture "has not ...
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3ds max path deform modifier won't align correctly

When I try to use the "PathDeform(WSM)" modifier sometimes it works fine but other times it won't align correctly when I use the "move to path" button and just snaps to some other place. I have tried ...
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How can I render a ground shadow as semi-transparent in the final output PNG?

I am rendering a 3D model into a transparent PNG so that there is no background in the final render. All it contains is the fairly well detailed 3D model. Now I want to include a shadow below the ...
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How to export 3DS Max file to .obj with multiple objects?

I have a 3DS Max model of an inhaler which is made up of two parts, the actuator and the cap. When I export the file as a .obj file the cap and the actuator are classed as 1 part. How do I export ...
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Selecting Bottom of Modifier Stack in 3DS Max on Object Selection

I'd like to be able to select an object and have the bottom modifier (e.g. Editable Poly) selected. The top of the stack gets selected, usually. In the image below, 'Turbosmooth' gets selected when I ...
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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 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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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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remove a Black shade in objects in 3ds max

remove a Black shade in objects in 3ds max