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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Where can I learn about Substance maps for 3ds Max 2012? [on hold]

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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How can I generate isometric sprites based on a 3d model? [duplicate]

I'm wondering about the following: I'd like to create isometric sprites for a game that I'm currently developing. Rather than asking an artist to draw numerous sprites (which will be quite costly), ...
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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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How to export FBX models to use in SharpDX?

I am trying to export a model from 3ds Max 2014 as a fbx file and use it in my SharpDX driven project. In the SharpDX example solution, there is a project named ModelRendering.Desktop. I just modified ...
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Two vertices won't weld in 3ds Max 2014

I'm trying to model a bike and everything was fine until I found groups of vertices that's do not weld.I've tried everything else from bridge 2 edges to cap only.And the welding threshold is adjusted. ...
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Why are my 3ds Max .fbx exports huge?

I've made an animation in 3ds Max and want to export it to .fbx and import it into Unity. I've done this once without problems. But this time, my .max file is 2,8MB and my .fbx file came out a huge ...
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3ds Max Biped Scale Restriction

I have a 3D Model under 3ds Max and I'm trying to integrate a biped skeleton. But when I start to adjust the pelvis or any other bone I can't scale it. I don't know why, and this is driving me crazy. ...
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How do I make parts of a texture transparent in Max?

I am applying an eye.psd eye-texture to my character model's face, but the results aren't what I'm expecting. Here's what it looks like (Observe the eye on the right. Ignore the other one.): The ...
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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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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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Transparent texture over colored polygon?

Let's say I have a cube with each face having a different colour. I want them all to look like brick walls, but I don't want to have to recreate the same brick texture for every colour. Is it ...
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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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Animation Texture spread out when animation on 3dsMax

I have a 3d model of a human biped, i did the skeleton and attached it to my 3d model with a skin modifier. But when i move his arms a part of the trunk is comming too . Is it possible to fix this ?
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FBX 3ds max export, bad vertices

I need to import model in OpenGL via Fbx SdK, and for testing purposes I created a simple box centered in the (0, 0, 0), length 3, in 3ds max. Here's the image: But when i exported it, and imported ...
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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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Rendering models in isometric view

How to setup the rendering and camera for isometric gameworld projection? And specifically how do i get the images exactly the right size? What angles to use to get the exact 2/1 isomtric view? ...
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Why are cube map axes sometimes labelled incorrectly?

In both 3ds Max (which uses a right-handed coordinate system) and Unity (which uses a left-handed coordinate system), the cube map faces labelled "left" and "right" show the view facing the opposite ...
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Texture coordinates for a 3D box

I have a box model in my DirectX application, stored as 8 vertices: MyVertex vertices[] = { { DirectX::XMFLOAT3( - 1.0f, + 1.0f, - 1.0f ), /*,tex coord...*/}, //0 { DirectX::XMFLOAT3( + ...
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How much a scene would be done in 3D modelling program before exporting? [closed]

What I am trying to work out is, when creating a level, or section of a level, how much is created in the modeling package before it is exported, take the scene in the link. Would this whole scene be ...
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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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How can i create sprite sheet from 3d model (3D studio max)

I built simple 3D model of a car, with simple animation in which it's wheels are turning. Now i want to create a sprite sheet, the only way i know how to do it, is to render manually 20 frames from ...
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Is it possible to develop a game using only 3DS Max?

My team is going to get involved in a project and we are researching to decide on whether to reject one particular project. It is a car simulation like a 3D driving simulator. I know we should use ...
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Normal map causing certain faces to get shaded

I added a normal map to a MR arch & design material in Max 2012. I have a specular in the reflection color slot and a diffuse in the diffuse slot. As i increase the intensity of the normal map i ...
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Animation Workflow from Blender to Mecanim in Unity 3d

I've recently started learning Unity and one of the things that's really really slowing me down is not being able to add custom animations to the standard FBX's you get from unity's app store. When I ...
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How to import a character with multiple parts into udk

I have a master chief model that I downloaded and rigged, and it has multiple parts. The body, helmet, and pieces of armor that go around his body are all separate objects that have separate texture ...
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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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How to unify vertices in 3ds max?

I want two vertices of editable spline become one. Neither fuse, nor weld helps: vertices remain separate. Here is a video: http://youtu.be/bp3OJPeKapc
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How can I export a model using the CAT bone system into XNA?

Has anyone successfully used the CAT bone system in 3ds Max and exported the file into XNA? If so, what was your method of doing so? There are a number of methods of doing this, apparently, but the ...
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How can I export models from 3DX Max into XNA?

I am looking for a way to import my 3D models (including materials and shaders) from 3D Studio Max to XNA. For example, if I have a model with diffuse, bump, reflection textures and values (through ...
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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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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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What does “Poser-like” mean?

The Wavefront OBJ exporter of 3DSMax says it can flip YZ axis. Claiming this is "Poser-like". What does this mean? And what is the exact transformation if we decide to flip? Is it simply this? x ...
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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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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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How do I hide all the geometry in a scene that is contained in a box object?

I have a nature scene that "stands" on z = 0 level, basically on the grey grid. I want to hide all the geometry bellow z = 0, which would be under a plane, or inside a very large box. I don't want to ...
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Export object or scene with textures

Is there a way to export or publish some work to a folder so somebody else can open the .max file and does not have to reassign all the textures again? My problem is that i used lots of textures ...
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Directx Texturing problem [closed]

I've recently started exploring Directx 11. I'm almost done the introduction so I started making my own *.obj parser and it works beautifully. I accounted for the right-hand coordinate system of 3ds ...
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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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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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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 import big scene in 3ds Max to Shiva game engine?

I downloaded some 3ds Max scene models, and I want to use these scenes in ShiVa 3D game engine. For example, I have this scene, and when I tried to use some tools to export the scene and loaded it in ...
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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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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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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 ...