3ds Max is a program for creating 3D animations, models, and images.

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3ds Max Rigs to Cinema 4D

I exported the rig from 3ds Max as a FBX file and opened it with Cinema 4D. Everything works great, but the model and a different look to it. Also the mask on her head has a different texture, but it ...
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Physique and exports from 3ds Max

Are there any file formats that support Physique and are compatible with Unity? I really don't want to start over from scratch and have to use the Skin modifier...
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How do I export physique animations without breaking them?

I've been trying to export a simple footstep animation that I made in 3ds Max, but its either failed to export or broken (imported into unity sans a few frames, or appearing to have imported but not ...
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Exporting 3DS Max animated biped character into Assimp

I've been having some trouble with MD5 meshes exported from 3DS Max into my C++ program, using Assimp to import the model and its skeletal animation. If the models were rigged manually with bones, ...
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3dsmax crashes when exporting

I'm trying to export a (.max) file to openCOLLADA (.dae). Whenever I do this, 3dsmax crashes and produces this error: An error has occurred and the application will now close. No scene ...
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Disjointed bones in 3ds Max - Are they a problem?

The title sums up my question fairly well. I'm working with a biped, and I'm not sure whether to put the extra effort into connecting all the bones, or just to leave spaces between each of them. What ...
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How do I remove unwanted areas while keeping the animated keyframes and wav in sync?

I recorded a motion-capture along with voice as fbx and wav. How do I remove unwanted time periods while keeping the animated keyframes and wav in sync? 3DS MAX 2012 is being used. Standard plugins ...
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Differences between textures? [closed]

Me and a small team of people are creating a video game in UDK. As i have heard, the game engine can only go up to 8192x8192px textures. In cry Engine 3, you can go up to about 16K px. Is there a ...
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How to know if a model is composed of a group of models?

I've downloaded a model, and try to ungroup the model and learn how this model was made. However, the big model in the image below can not be ungrouped anymore. I feel that this model is composed of ...
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Are there tutorials which teach you to paint textures for 3d model UV maps in photoshop?

Are there tutorials out there which show how to paint textures for models in photoshop with their UV maps? I already have 4 years experience with modeling in 3ds max and I'm dying to learn how to ...
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Texture not carrying over to game correctly?

I have created my map for my game using 3DS Max. I have then applied textures to the map within 3DS Max, where the textures all show correctly. I export the map as a .fbx file to use within an XNA ...
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How to let game characters enter existing 3D buildings model in my own game? [duplicate]

I want to use ShiVa 3D game engine to build a 3D RPG game. And I want to load other people's 3D models into my game so that I wouldn't need to draw these things myself. Here's a building model I ...
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Why does exporting to FBX in 3dmax loses simulated animation

I made a cloth simulation (wind blowing a cloth). When I export it to FXB and the animation box is ticked on export menu it seems ok (no error in longs). When I reload it to Unity. or 3DMAX again. The ...
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3ds max render to texture in PNG

Using 3ds Max 2012, I've been able to use the "render to texture" function to successfully bake my lighting. The only problem is that these image files are always output to TGA files. I need PNG ...
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How to convert a silhouette to a blob?

Using ShapeShop you draw a silhouette and it converts the silhouette to a "blob", which gives a nice game character. Using 3DSMAX 2012 you draw a line and close the spine. How do you convert it to a "...
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Import FBX with multiple meshes into UDK

I used this script to generate a few buildings that I was hoping to import into UDK. Each building is made of about 1000 separate objects. When I export a building as FBX and import the file into UDK ...
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How to improve my maxscript random blood generation code?

The idea was simple. Draw basic blood drop meshes. Shuffle them with random generator to get final drop's. Export and render them in game as other meshes. The problem is that it's not looks like a ...
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Start an animation exported from 3ds Max in UDK

I made a shape in 3ds Max with one bone and I gave it an animation. I exported it and imported to UDK. When I shoot to that shape, I want my animation to start playing. How can I do this?
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Best way to develop a level from Top down image using 3dmax

I have to create a game level from a top down view of an area. I used a plane converted to an editable poly to do the job. I used edges to create the top view of roads, walkways and parks so that i ...
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Learning resource for 3d modeling [closed]

I want to start learning 3d modeling. I already have experience with maya and 3dsmax but I made a long pause (2 years) Now I have free access to maya, 3dsmax and blender (I am a student). I know that ...
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How do I use the morpher modifier in 3dsmax to morph into several targets simultaneously?

I have a 3D-Face from Facegen here including all necessary phenomes' positions. But these targets are separated into upper, lower teeth, sock and eyes. How do I combine them for the face to morph into ...
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If I draw a rectangle, then extrude it, will it be identical to a box?

If I draw a rectangle, then extrude it, will it be identical to a box? I mean, will bottom face be closed as in box?
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How can I convert a model's rigging from standard bones to a biped in 3DS Max?

I've purchased a rigged 3D model from Turbosquid. Unfortunately the model has been rigged using standard bones instead of a biped. Is the a way I can automatically converting the skinning from bones ...
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Why circles are not created if small?

I have changed the scale to my own and now I cant create any object, including circle, if it is of the size which is normal for my scale. I am to create big object first and then modify it to smaller ...
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How to remove bezier handle in 3dsmax?

While editing spline, I need to make one of the vertexes to be an absolute corner. I.e. bezier control points should be in zero distance from the vertex. How to do that?
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Animating a 3D model with XNA

How do I animate a biped model from 3ds max using XNA framework or not necessarily the biped model, it could be any 3D model but how can I code the animation?
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How do I make a circular hole inside an editable poly without boolean operations?

I have created a rectangle, then converted it into an editable poly. Then I created a circle and converted it to editable poly too. How to make it so that that the circle becomes a hole in the ...
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Models from 3ds max lose their transformations when input into XNA

I am making models in 3ds max. However when I export them to .fbx format and then input them into XNA, they lose their scaling. It is most likely something to do with not using the transforms from the ...
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Creating models in 3ds max and exporting as .x for XNA

I have created a few models in 3DS max which contains textures, geometry and animations . .however .fbx doesnt really support textures.. So im planning to use .x format.. I have seen a few converters ...
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Exporting .FBX model into XNA - unorthogonal bones

I create a butterfly model in 3ds max with some basic animation, however trying to export it to .FBX format I get the following exception.. any idea how i can transform the wings to be orthogonal.. ...
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Importing 3d model with multiple skeletons

I have created an animated butterfly in 3ds Max and try to export it in ".fbx" format to use in XNA, however as soon as I compile, i get the following Errors: Warning 1 Multiple skeletons were ...
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Why lib3ds can't open this max model?

I'm using lib3ds's 3dsplay example to load this model, whose suffix is .max but get this error: 3dsplayer: Error: Loading 3DS file failed. But it can load the .3ds model shipped with lib3ds. Why ...
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3ds Max error dialog: “Instancing not supported for this action”

"Instancing not supported for this action” is the dialog I get. My favorite part is that, according to google and yahoo, apparently i am the only person in the history of mankind to experience these ...
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How to reproduce the 3ds Max Gradient Ramp effect? [closed]

The material definition of a mesh is composed of these three components: Self-Illumunation, Refletcion and Refraction. Each of these components has a Gradient Ramp as a map and the mapping mode is set ...
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When I select one vertex it selects multiple vertices?

I'm trying to do some kind of a face. When I select a vertex it selects two other vertices. However, when I try to select one of the two other vertices it doesn't select them. I want to move only one ...
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UVW Unwrap multiple quads on same texture space automatically

I've been looking around the web for the answer to this question, but to no avail. So here I go. I'm looking for a way to automatically map several quads on the same texture space (for example (0,0) ~...
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3DS Max MassFX — Animation to XNA without bones/skins?

I made a model in which a number of cobble stones fall into a hole using the rigid bodies in 3DS Max 2012 MassFX. They are just editable polys, no skin, no bone. I want this to play (Take 001, 0-100 ...
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3DS Max exporting too many vertexes for model

I have a sample model of a cube and a buddha downloaded from internet in 3ds format which I can load correctly into my program and view them without problem, but wanted to try and create my own model. ...
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3D Studio Max biped restrictions?

I have a stock biped character in 3D studio max which has a jump animation. The problem I have with the jump animation is that there is actual y offset happening inside it which makes it awkward to ...
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Create edges in Blender

I've worked with 3DS Max in Uni and am trying to learn Blender. My problem is I know a lot of simple techniques from 3DS max that I'm having trouble translating into Blender. So my question is: ...
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Is using the student version of 3DS Max and Unity3d legal?

I am developing an indie game together with my friend using Unity3D engine. I bought "Silo 3D" for modeling two month ago and for texturing I use 3D coat. We plan to sell our game in the future. For ...
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Bones Animation - Matrices and calculations

We are 'on final' when it comes to finishing the project, but just before implementing the animation system. Our Client decided to choose "Bones Animation" - which is that I should export each ...
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File format for animated scene

I've got a custom OpenGL based rendering engine and I'd like to add support for cinema-type scene animation. The artist that is helping me uses primarily 3DSMax. I'd like a file format for exporting ...
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Making XNA Play Nice With 3DS Max, Boundiing Spheres

I'm using 3DS Max 2010 with the KW x-porter plugin, which outputs a .X file (just downloaded the very latest version). Been getting some odd results: http://www.picvalley.net/u/2930/...
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3Ds Max is exporting model with more normals than vertices

I made a simple teapot with the "Create Standard Primitives" option and exported it as a collada file, ended up with this: < float_array id="Teapot001-POSITION-array" count="1590"> < ...
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Normal maps in 3dsMax - OgreMax - how to view associated tangent vectors?

Reading this post I found out that 3dsMax might not use the same tangents when rendering normal mapped objects. In my case, I was using Ogre and OgreMax to analyze results and they were very ...
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How to put an invisible marker on a model and refer to it in the game?

I am using XNA/C# to load up 3ds Max models exported in FBX format. Is there some way to mark a specific point in the model like the pipe of a gun so I can just refer to it and place a bullet in there ...
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Making 3D Studio Max Affordable [closed]

3DSMax is pretty expensive. I haven't used it since the late 90s (and remember complaining when the cost hit $1000!) -- it's now around $4000USD, which is pretty pricey. It's also great, and I find ...
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Character and Weapon animation interaction

If I have two models, for example: some character, and a bow, how do I work with them together in 3DS Max to animate them both (for example, when the character shoots an arrow with his bow, the ...
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What is the metrics of vectors in XNA?

When exporting a model from 3ds Max as FBX to import it into XNA, what metrics should I choose to make 1 unit in 3ds Max equal to 1 unit in XNA? For example: I have a sphere model with 1m radius ...