Autodesk 3ds Max is 3D computer graphics software for making 3D animations, models, and images. As of now it's only available on a Windows operating system.

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Is it possible to do freelancing with 3dsmax? [closed]

I am learning 3dsmax architecture for building models of houses. Is it possible to do freelancing with house modelling thing? For various reasons I have to stay at home. So I was wondering if I can ...
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3DS Max 2012 OBJ file import missing polygons

I started learning OpenGL. I got to a point I want to import some "real" objects. After "Googling" I decided I will go with OBJ file for start, since it is simple to understand, and there are plenty ...
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How can I simulate shattering glass?

I need to make a simulation with stone thrown through a glass window. How can I accomplish that? I mean, I was thinking about making a 3D model of a stone and glass in 3D Studio Max 2012, shatter the ...
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Rendering an explosion in 3D Studio Max to a spritesheet?

I'd like to render a 3D explosion in 3DS Max but into a sprite sheet. My main problem is that I need to use alpha values instead of the viewport background (which is usually black). Any ideas how I ...
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Trouble rigging rotating head to pivoting arm

I've got a 3ds max model and I'm trying to rig it. I followed some tutorials, but I got stuck. I've got my rotating head, and the arm that holds it and pivots up and down, but the two don't "connect" ...
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3ds envelope underlap?

I'm rigging up a man in 3DS Max 2012, but I'm having some envelope problems. I have this man, but I can't ever seem to catch those nodes along his inner thigh so they protrude, as you can see in the ...
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Having trouble with grouping in 3D Studio Max

I'm using 3D Studio Max 2012. I've got a simple mesh and several other polygons and I want to group everything all together. But the option is greyed out, I can't actually select 'Group' under the ...
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Is 3DS Max the sofware used to design all game contents?

Please tell me what is the software which persons or companies use it to design the graphics of games (2D and/or 3D), is it 3DS Max? Is there any other software or any more simple software?
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How do I export an animated scene with a rigged character and dds textures to blender from 3DSMAX 7?

Which format should I use, which settings? Which plugin or script?
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3ds max “thread stiching” plugin for cloths or furniture

i`m trying to find a plugin or way to add 3D thread stiching to a mesh. It would be perfect if you could creat thread stiches along edges in "editpoly" mode. I know that you can somehow do this in ...
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Where can I learn about Substance maps for 3ds Max 2012? [closed]

A new feature in 3ds max 2012 is Substance procedural textures. Are there any good online libraries or resources for substance maps?
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Turning model from 3ds max file into sprite

I'm planning to buy animated 3D assets to render and use as 2D sprites in my game, but i don't know anything about 3ds max or own any software. How do i render the animations (i need top-down ones) to ...
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How do I play an animation using lib3ds?

I am having trouble playing an animation of a .3ds object using lib3ds. I am able to load the .3ds model with lib3ds. But I can't find a way to play (for example) my 'walk' animation. Where can I ...
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3ds Max - How to Cross Edges

I' relatively new to modeling, so this might be a simple question to answer. I'm having trouble trying to cross edges. I've placed a screenshot below of what I'm trying to accomplish (made in ...
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Which 3D Authoring Application to Decide for

I have read a lot individual information about three key 3D Graphics Authoring Applications: Softimage, 3DS Max, Maya. To me, it looks like each of them has its own way to accomplish the same goal, ...
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What to do to UV coordinates, when swapping Z/Y coordinates (axis) of the geometry?

In my Maxscript exporter I have the ability to flip the Z/Y axis by simply swapping the Z and Y co-ordinates. When swapping the axis this way, what is the correct thing to do to the UV coordinates? ...
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Remove rotation on bones in 3DS Max 2009

I was given a model by an artist and it was boned and skinned for me. The .max file that he provided also included an animation to show what he would be able to do. (A basic running animation.) ...
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How to make simple game from max model [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any video tutorials available for game programming with Max? Suppose i have model of simple 3d ball made in 3ds max. i just want to make simple game for fun . ...
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Change 3ds max mesh local origin pivot point

I'm developing a 3D videogame in C# with XNA, my problem comes when I load my model done in 3ds max, and I try to rotate a mesh of it, because the pivot point isn't exported so it takes the local ...
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Should I learn 3DS Max or Maya? [closed]

I have two options to choose from: 3DS Max or Maya. I am not going into the commercial line. I need to get advice from users on which thing I should choose provided I am really not going in to ...
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How much RAM or CPU configuration is required for good rendering [closed]

I am learning 3ds max . I was just wodering if need to build a complete small village with small building , hotels , rooms , then do i need more advanced configuration . i mean how much minimum RAM ...
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Are there any video tutorials available for game programming with Max? [closed]

Are there any videos on how to make a small game using Max? I mean is it only done in Max or are there other things used? I am a newbie in game programming.
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What do I need to learn in 3DS Max? [closed]

I have joined a 3ds Max course. What are the diiferent part of 3ds Max which I need to learn? He was saying that he will teach me architecture. What are the divisions of 3ds max, so that I know which ...
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How much time it will take to learn 3ds Max [closed]

I am not a 3d developer but i want to lean 3ds max just for simple house building with 2-3 rooms. Actually i don't want to develop from scratch . What i really want to do is get the existing models ...
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3d Max script for exporting opacity

Note sure how much this question belongs to this forum so please redirect me if necessary. My question is: Can 3d Max script be used/written to export opacity value of an mesh (material) to a file ...
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How to convert .max files to .egg on linux

I am very new to 3d graphics and game engines and panda3d and python. I followed few panda3d tutorials and now I want to test them with few new models. High majority of 3d models in the internet are ...
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How can I convert a 3ds Max .max to a Cinema 4D .c4d and maintain the animation?

I have recently purchased this asset from the3dstudio.com: http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=193089 It has a corrupt .3ds file available, and a .max (as well as what appears ...
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Units issue when exporting from 3DS Max to XNA

I am working on a XNA game where we have defined that 1 XNA unit equals to 1 meter. Then, I set meters as system unit in 3DS Max and set to meters the units in the FBX exporter. However, when I export ...
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Coordinates from 3DS Max to XNA 3.5

My problem is this. I have a simple box made in 3DS Max 2009, the Box is 10x10x10. I've tried to load it on XNA and traslate the camera for 15 units, but I can seem to find the values needed to see ...