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

What you really need is a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) application. Not only can the FEA application solve your problem and visualize it. It allows you to somewhat easily solve an arbitrary complex ...
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3dsmax V-ray render 'smooth' background

Make a extruded background that looks like this: It emulates the way photoshoots do it. Alternatively if you want evenmore controll give this background a matte shader thatway it will only catch ...
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3ds max connect vertices to edges

Apparently, you are looking for Bridge command, which build a segment of pipe. Then you should switch to the Border sublevel, select both borders and click Bridge. Using this command's setting allows ...
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Subdivide edges/polygons in 3dS Max?

Found this post via Google, and thought I'd provide an expanded list of options for achieving this result from another article on the topic. Depending on your use case, here are a different approach ...
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Trying to create a particular object in 3Ds Max

Try applying an FFD4x4x4 modifier to it, expand the modifier's rollout, select "control points", select all of the central points and uniform scale them down a bit. You might have to move some up and ...
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3d max vray proxy objects. Can I get back to the editable poly?

In the object's Modify panel, make sure the option of "show whole mesh" is selected before you convert the object to an editable poly.
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How to model charcoal grate's rods?

I use Cinema 4D, so the options might be slightly different, but the process should be the same. As I mentioned, 3D questions are a bit tricky on this site and usually wind up closed. I'm only ...
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Which program was used to create this image?

You can do that in any painting program. Photoshop, Gimp, PhotoPaint, Krita, Painter, Paint.net, Paint, etc.
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How do I change the number of steps in a staircase using 3DS Max?

Click the Pin Icon of one of the other 3 options. This will lock the parameter and unlock the Riser Count.
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3DSMax: bounding box not fitting the model

use Reset XForm, you can find it in or rotate the model perpendicular with the world normal and use Reset XForm and reconvert to poli
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3dsmax V-ray render 'smooth' background

Quick and dirty solution: just use a really large studio setup. In your teapot image there's a gradient because that's where the ground "bends" into a wall, so you see shadows where the (spot) light ...
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3ds max 2014 - import FBX from Maya 2017 then see nothing

Turn out the problem here is because of the file version of FBX file format. To make the 3Ds max 2014 read the fbx exported from Maya 2017, we must edit the export settings in Maya 2017 a bit. In ...
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Weld verticies in 3D Studio Max

I just figured it out,... use the Attach multiple, then select the objects to attach.
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Displacement modifier grainy result

It's been a minute since I was using 3DS a lot - I can give my reactions based on my overall 3D generalist knowledge (which these days orbits pretty solidly around modo-based workflows) and hope that ...
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3ds Max - What's the three types of texture maps? 'D, N, S'

According to the naming conventions of texture files, the suffix _S is generally used for Specular Maps in Specular workflows, especially in the Unreal Engine (see e.g. here and here [updated version ...
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How do I replicate this (3D) metal texture?

I think what you're asking for is a brushed metal shader or material - not a texture. Textures have a specific meaning (usually a raster image of a real-world texture) in most CAD programs. Here's a ...
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How is this overlay and texture change on an e-commerce site achieved?

These are almost certainly 3D models, with fabric texture images which have been applied using UV mapping. As for which software was used, there's no way to tell for sure. However software such as ...
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What is this texture called and where should be connected?

This is a "Metallicness" texture for use with a PBR material, such as are used in Substance, Unity or Unreal PBR workflows. I believe in Max it would be Metallic Roughness. In most PBR approaches, ...
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Create cylinder with bones?

It's now been quite a while since I was in 3DS - in modo I'd probably use a spline effector for this instead of bones, to get easier sliding and curved formation (I think in 3DS it'd be spline morph); ...
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3dsmax V-ray render 'smooth' background

You might learn something from studio photography here. To avoid shading or shadows falling on to a seamless white backdrop, it is usually specially lit with diffuse lighting. So if you can set up a ...
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3dsmax - Snap a single vertex of an object to a 0,0,0 (world), moving the entire object with it

Select your object, click on the move tool, right-click on the move tool to get the dialog. Type 0 0 0 your object will be moved to the origin.
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3DS Max Spline snapping to straight line

In the process of composing the question I discovered the answer. Under the "Interpolation" menu of the modifiers tab, turn off the "Optimize" option. I posted this since I couldn't find this info ...
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Transparent Curtains issues

This looks like what's known as Z-fighting, where two parts of the falling curtain are folding back over on each other, and ever so slightly going in and out of each other on their way down the screen,...
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3ds Max: Trying to reduce polygons in multiple objects, while others are automatically adding

Unfortunately there's nothing easy about this. Polygon reduction is a bit of an art, in and of itself, and the more you learn about polygon modelling the more you'll understand about reduction. This ...
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Insert frames into the middle of the timeline

In this example, I will interrupt a box's movement along the x axis at frame 15 (of the 30 frame animation). As with all things in Max, there are many ways to do something. Using the set key command ...
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how can i set a specific size for a polygon in 3ds max

Select the uniform scale tool then go to Edit>Transform Type-In. This will allow you to scale the poly on a percentage basis. The only way I know how match the size of a poly to a specific dimension ...
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Trying to create a particular object in 3Ds Max

I'm not a 3D person anymore, and when I was it was AutoCAD or Rhino, but I think you're approaching it in a more difficult manner. Draw a single section: Then in plan draw a path / polyline / spline ...
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