3ds max 6 Killer Tips by Jon A. Bell

By Jon A. Bell

3ds max 6 Killer advice positive aspects 275 scorching tips--all illustrated, all in complete colour, for all degrees of 3ds max clients, from beginner to complex. Get immediate assistance on UI customization, modeling, animation, lights, fabrics and texturing, rendering (including psychological ray three secrets), the Reactor dynamics method, Particle circulate, Bones and IK, the transportable License software, and extra! easy methods to improve your 3ds max renderings with courses reminiscent of Adobe Photoshop and Discreet Combustion! accelerate your workflow and create beautiful results with greater than forty MAXScript assistance, created by way of visitor contributor and scripting specialist Borislav Petrov. Written and edited through Jon A. Bell, specialist 3D artist (The Discovery Channel, The background Channel, nationwide Geographic) and writer of the best-selling 3D Studio MAX f/x ebook sequence, 3ds max 6 Killer guidance is a must have reference for each 3ds max 6 artist!

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Alternatively, you can load previously saved settings if you have different UI layouts and preferences for different tasks. 4 CHAPTER 1 • Nuts and Bolts 3ds max 6 KillerTips WHAT’S YOUR PREFERENCE? Although you use the Customize > Customize User Interface feature to modify the way 3ds max looks, you can use the Customize > Preferences feature to modify how 3ds max behaves. In the Preference Settings dialog, you can alter a huge variety of 3ds max defaults, including settings for Rendering, Viewports, Animation parameters, Gamma settings, and so forth.

Now whenever you re-start 3ds max, it loads with the UI parameters you just saved. CHAPTER 1 • Nuts and Bolts 15 3ds max 6 KillerTips TEAR-OFF TOOLBARS A reminder: 3ds max allows you to tear off toolbar components from your main 3ds max UI and place them as floating menus anywhere on your workspace. You can tear off some (or all) of your toolbar components and place them anywhere on your screen to help your workflow or to satisfy your craving for rearranging things. ui file from your 3dsmax6\UI folder.

3ds max does the math for you. ) To test this, create a simple box of 200 × 200 × 200 units. In the Length setting, select the 200 value, type r125 (so that it replaces the 200), and press Enter. The 3ds max program changes the value to 325. 45 and press Enter. 55. This technique works well especially if you’re trying to draw connected splines (that are of specific lengths) from keyboard entry. ) INTERACTIVE TRACK BAR/TIMELINE CONFIGURATION Did you know that you can change the start time and end time of the 3ds max Track Bar interactively?

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