3DS Max has a decent material editor system that supports a wide range of workflows. It allows for a maximum of 24 materials at any given time but can accommodate many more if needed. By using the multi/sub-object material you can easily increase the number of slots in the material editor window to as many as you like.
3DS Max's material editor has two distinct versions; the Compact Material Editor and the Slate Material...
3DS Max features an array of snapping tools to make any workflow easier. The Spinner Snaps tool allows you to control the increments by which object parameters are increased or decreased. I used 3DS Max for years before I discovered this feature but now I use it all the time.
The Spinner Snapping feature in 3DS Max is a serious time saver. It allows users to set fixed increment values by which many numbers of settings...
Different 3D modeling software caters to different workflow demands. Finding the best 3d modeling program is no easy feat—but knowing where to start can help. This list is all about helping discover the best 3d modelers on the market today, how much they cost, and the benefits of each.
Among all the 3D modeling programs software packages out there are several regarded as "industry standards." This article is about highlighting some 3D design programs that...
Autodesk has announced a new licensing model for two of their flagship design software products; 3D Studio Max and Maya. Each of these programs is used for 3D modeling, Animation, and 3D Rendering and are considered among the best 3D modeling and rendering software on the market today. The new Autodesk Indie license looks to make these powerful programs more accessible to smaller studios and freelancers.
3D Studio Max licenses retail for $1,545/year or...
Chaos Group recently announced the launch of the much-anticipated V-Ray Next update to their industry-standard rendering engine. This next-generation rendering engine comes packed with speed and workflow optimizations that look to keep it at the top of most studio's favorites list.
V-Ray Next: The Next Generation Render Engine
In CGArchitect's 2018 Architectural Visualization Render Engine survey, it V-Ray was reported to have an overwhelming market share among architectural visualization artists and studios. Second to Cornoa and...
Studio lighting setups come in as many variations as there are working photographers out there. There are three, four, and five-point light setups as well as many variations of each. When it comes to creating a digital studio lighting setup however, some of the rules can be bent—others can be broken. Using 3DS Max + VRay can provide you with powerful results by taking only a few basic concepts into account.
Highlights Creating a 3D...
3D modeling software packages come with a dizzying number of tools to help create just about any type of geometry. These tools can create spheres, particle systems, procedural objects, and even animate objects! No matter how powerful these types of tools are, almost every project requires the manual editing of 3D models. Knowing how to add a vertex in 3DS Max can help avoid starting from scratch and even make adding complexity much easier. Below...