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Saving Custom UI Settings in 3DS Max

3DS Max comes with a decent system of defining, customizing, and saving user-preferences. Their use of the maxstart.max approach for default startup scene is very effective. When moving from one machine to another, or working with different versions of 3DS Max, this isn't always an option. In these cases, it's possible to save an external preference file and load manually. Saving User Preferences in 3DS Max 3DS Max offers the ability to save various settings related to...

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3DS Max, Tutorials, Uncategorized, VRay

Studio Lighting Setup in 3DS Max + Vray

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...

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Using Multiple UVW Map Modifiers in 3DS Max

UVW mapping is one of the most time-consuming aspects of 3D visualization. Depending on the complexity of your model, you may spend hours unwrapping your model. I like to avoid unwrapping UVWs as much as possible and have found that making sub-object selections and adding multiple UVW Map modifiers can help. The Problem When creating 3D models it's often possible to generate UV mapping coordinates as a by-product of the modeling process. Spheres, cubes, and other basic...

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5 Ways to Add a Vertex in 3DS Max

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...

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Rendernode Seat Cushion Modeling Tutorial
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How To Model a Seat Cushion in 3D Studio Max

One of the trickiest types of 3D models to create is one which features elements made of fabric. The texturing can be difficult, but creating realistic geometry for these elements can be tricky as well. For advanced fabrics such as curtains, clothing, or bedding there are dedicated solutions such as Marvelous Designer.For simpler cases such as basic chair seat cushions, it's often easier to keep everything inside of 3D Studio Max rather than juggling multiple...

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UVW Mapping Channels Rendernode
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How To Use UV Mapping Channels in 3D Studio Max

UV Mapping channels can help map separate textures to a single object in such a way that allows different UV tiling configurations. This is useful in cases where blending masks are used, different resolution textures are used, or when repeating patterns need to be broken up for a more natural look. In this tutorial, you'll see how to quickly leverage UV Mapping to add a grungy water splashing effect to the bottom of a wall...

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