Questions tagged [modeling]

usually refers to the activity of creating three-dimensional objects in a digital, two-dimensional space.

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Turn die-line into 3D mock-up

If I have a 2D die-line of a product. What's the quickest way to turn it into a 3D mock-up? Preferably it should output to a popular 3D format like 3ds Max. Here's an example of the kind of dieline I'...
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Is it necessary to be good at drawing, to develop good 3D digital design skills for modeling and animation?

I want to make 3D animation films. Not as hi-fi as Disney and Pixar of course, but as close to them as an indie animator can get. I'm good (not enviable, just plain good) at drawing things on paper ...
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maya skeleton smooth bind acting weird

I have a problem with rigging in maya. I have a skeleton that I smooth bound to the model. The normal position of the legs are this: But when I move the controller on the left foot, the skin on the ...
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3D objects with raised border in illustrator

I'm trying to make something similar to this in illustrator using the 3D feature. What I'm strugling with is getting the border to be raised relative to the base of the tray. I start off with a ...
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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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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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How to do symmetric modeling on Houdini?

I am trying to switch to Houdini from XSI. In XSI I could do something called symmetric modeling. Cut an object by half, and mirror it. And edit just the source half, then I get exactly same result ...
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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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