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3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby ProtocolX27 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:23 pm

Does anyone have any particular references that they find helpful for 3dsmax? (above the typical answer of Google ;)

I'm asking mostly in regard to navigation & interfaces. All my recently acquired knowledge in Blender obviously does not carry over so easily, :lol:
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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby Ventrue » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:35 am

I have learned everything I know of Max from YouTube tutorials, or by myself. I do have an old tutorial on TRF though... Which version do you have? If it's 2011,12 or 13 you should change the material editor back to the old one. You'll do it by pressing 'M' to bring it up, then the first tab on the top of the pop-up will be 'Mode' then choose classic. The names might not be accurate since I don't really use the newer versions.

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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby ProtocolX27 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:34 am

Thanks, :thumbup: I'm using 2010, so I think it has the method setup as default. When I was randomly clicking keys to find commands I noticed the Material editor popped up. Sadly, the only thing I remember, :lol:
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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby RoxasKennedy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:17 am

Can someone tell me the best method to convert scenery in a format that can be opened by Blender and that it has all the textures applied correctly? :)
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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby Ventrue » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:27 pm

If all the textures are just diffuse ones then .obj will do just fine. At least it worked for me.
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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby Runa » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:30 am

Like Ventrue says, save it on .obj :) it perfectly works if the textures are applied.

About the material editor, press M key and it should just appear. I have 3DS Max 2011, but this should work in previous version as well I think. You can also simply drag the textures from folders to the program (when you are in Material Editor).
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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby ProtocolX27 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:30 am

Anyone know Hot keys for stuff like Move, Scale, Rotate, etc? I'm dependent on those in Blender, :( and I just finally remembered those are pop up menu driven from what found in 3ds...
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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby Ventrue » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:25 am

Move: W
Rotate: E
Scale(and cycle through scale types): R or CTRL+E

And the others:

http://forum.train2game.com/showthread. ... rtcut-Keys
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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby ProtocolX27 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:27 am

Excellent, Thanks! :thumbup:

That ought to help. :D
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Re: 3dsmax General Questions / Info

Postby thePWA » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:30 am

Is there a way to select all hidden layers in one click in max2012 Manage Layers?
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