Make Compound Shapes in 3ds Max

How To : Use Illustrator to make shapes for 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to use Illustrator to make shapes for 3d Max. The video shows you how to prepare and export files in Illustrator. You'll also learn how to import to 3D Max, and extrude the shapes. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top le ...more

How To : Create 2D lines and shapes in 3ds Max 8

Check out this 3ds Max video tutorial on a detailed look at creating shapes and lines. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and television, so don't miss out you digital animators.

How To : Create simple shapes in 3ds Max

Shapes in 3ds Max are 2D objects that do not show in the rendered images, but are used as a basis for construction of 3D objects or as animation paths. Shapes have names and a specific color in the viewport. In this 3ds Max 7 & 8 video tutorial you will learn how to make primi ...more

How To : Box model a jet in 3DS Max for PaperVision3D

This software tutorial series teaches you how to box model in 3DS Max. Specifically, you will learn the basics of box modeling in 3D Studio Max, then box model a jet and animate it for PaperVision3D. PART 1: covers the basics of shapes and objects and do a review of keyboard s ...more

How To : Implement mesh relaxation in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use the relax modifier in 3ds Max. Learn how to implement mesh relaxation with the relax modifier when modeling in 3D Studio Max. Using mesh relaxation is a fast way to turn cubed or planar surfaces into curved shapes in 3ds Max. Impl ...more

How To : Join two polygons with the bridge tool in 3ds Max

3ds Max lets you use 2D shapes as the cross sections of 3D models. In this 3d Max video tutorial you will learn how to do this using the polygon bridge weld too. Basically, this bridge tool lets you join two polygons. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of ...more

How To : Attach polygons together in 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to attach polygon shapes to each other using boolean unions. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Attach poly ...more

How To : Model a robot in 3ds Max

Building a robot in real life is not an easy task, and not usually accomplishable unless you have a degree in electrical engineering. But building one virtually on your computer is something almost anyone can do, if you know what program to use. This Autodesk 3ds Max tutorial ...more

How To : Edit polygons in 3ds Max

This 3d Max video tutorial is aimed at new users. You will learn how to edit polygons, and convert mesh shapes to editable polygons. This video shows you how to select a vertex, an edge, a polygon, and an element. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the ...more

How To : Use the bevel modifier in 3ds Max

This short 3D software tutorial shows you how to use the bevel modifier in 3ds Max. The Bevel modifier extrudes shapes into 3D objects and applies a flat or round bevel to the edges. A common use for this modifier is to create 3D text and logos, but you can apply it to any sha ...more

How To : Create a 3D text shape in 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D text shape. Learn how to extrude a font using the Extrude modifier. The modifier works with any closed spline shape, not just text objects. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to ...more

How To : Create & manipulate shape lights in 3ds Max 2010

In this clip, you'll see how to create custom shaped light sources using simple meshes and adding an Arch&Design shader to it to render the scene with Mental Ray. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint ...more

How To : Convert a mesh to hexagon polys in 3ds Max

This 3ds Max software tutorial covers how to turn your mesh into Hexagon poly’s which creates a smoother mesh. This is a technique Dave learned from Toru Hasegawa that he is sharing with all of us. You essentially triangulate a quad poly surface then collapse the triangles to ...more

How To : Select objects in 3ds Max 8

In this 3ds Max video tutorial, you'll learn how to select objects or shape in the scene and also the many different ways to do so in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max digital graphic modeling software. You'll learn about free form, paint, and more.

How To : Refine organic models with EditPoly in 3ds Max 8

This 3ds Max video tutorial will go over several ways to refine and add detail to your 3D model, like using EditPoly. More specifically, you will be adding polygons for a nose, then refine them until we achieve our desired shape in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max digital 3D modeling ...more

How To : Use the displace modifier in 3ds Max

The Displace modifier in 3ds Max acts as a force field to push and reshape an object’s geometry. You can apply its variable force directly from the modifier gizmo, or from a bitmapped image. The 3D Studio Max displace modifier works on Shapes, Meshes, Polys, Patches, NURBS. Di ...more

How To : Use the patch deform modifier in 3ds Max

The PatchDeform modifier in 3ds Max deforms an object based on the contours of a patch object. This modifier works similarly to the PathDeform modifier, but uses a quad-based patch object instead of a spline shape or NURBS curve path. Patch Deform is a great tool for mapping g ...more

How To : Use the affect region modifier in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use the affect region modifier in 3ds Max. The Affect Region modifier is a 3D Studio Max surface modeling tool, primarily used with vertex sub-object selections while surface modeling. With Affect Region, transforming a selection of v ...more

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