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How to plot defects (dislocations and disclinations) in crystals?

How to plot dislocations and disclinations in crystals? like the pictures blow (from Chaikin and Lubensky's book Principles of condensed matter physics). I need to draw several pics of this type. Any ...
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Output knobs from Altium 3DS as “filmstrip” image array

I'm a project manager coordinating development of audio plugin software. 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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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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Straighten a rotated object in 3DS Max [closed]

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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FBX Export Plugin does not export animation layers [closed]

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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How to control quality of light baking in 3DS Max? [closed]

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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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 to ...
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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 the ...
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How to make camera ignore an object (my case: wall) when rendering? [closed]

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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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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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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How can I rotate (twist) a particle field in 3D Studio Max? [closed]

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 so?...
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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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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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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 channel ...
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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: 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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How do I replicate this (3D) metal texture?

I work with 3D models. I'm currently trying to replicate this solid kind of surface texturing as accurately as possible: This is what I got by using chrome texturing. It's not close enough, there's ...
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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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How to model charcoal grate's rods?

What modifier to use for transform horizontal rods by arc like at this photo? I try to transform manually, but it is very slow.
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3d max vray proxy objects. Can I get back to the editable poly?

I converted objects to vray mesh. Now I need to edit it as an editable poly. Is there any way to do that? I tried to convert it to an editable poly, but vray mesh preview polygons only converting ...
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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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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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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 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 is this overlay and texture change on an e-commerce site achieved?

In this site, in the customization section, how is the fabric selection applied to the clothing? Which technology are they using? Being in the fashion and retail sector, I am interested in knowing ...
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3ds max 2014 - import FBX from Maya 2017 then see nothing

According to Transfering a 3ds Max scene to Maya and vice versa Export the scene file as fbx and import the fbx into the other application. I use Maya 2017 to export my scene into a FBX file. ...
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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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Low Poly - Add detail from objects polys or by another object?

When creating a low poly object and am about to add detail to it ie. a wooden shield which should receive some kind of extruded symbols on it - should I created those from the polys of the objects ...
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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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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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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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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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3dsmax V-ray render 'smooth' background

I have a question about V-ray rendering, based on the picture: How to create such 'smooth' background, where you can't tell where the ground ends and where bg(or wall) begins? I know, that I can just ...
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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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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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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!