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Questions tagged [3dsmax]

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

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Comparing meshes and reducing duplication of data

I'm writing a class that reads an obj file, indexes each mesh and creates a VAO and GameObject of the appropriate type. I've stumbled on a design issue. Objects of the same name (Tree_A001, Tree_A002) ...
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Using .3ds smoothing groups in OpenGL

I would like to use some sort of a software to create 3D assets and put them in a binary file so that I could extract the necessary data and use it in OpenGL. I only need the vertex attributes and ...
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Creating materials in modeling program vs in Unity: when to do either?

This is something I should know the answer to by now, so I'm asking to clear up the gaps in my knowledge: As I (re)learn about shaders, specifically in relation to Unity, I see all sorts of ways to ...
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Pros and Cons of making one complex mesh vs more simpler ones

Looks like I have a problem with basic understanding of how OpenGL works. Lets say I have a mesh made out of three cylinders that is shown on the picture: So are there any major difference in ...
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Run 3ds Max animated train at specific speed in unity

I have a 3d Max exported Train animation which has animated at speed of 1 in 3Ds max Tool. Now, I have to run the animation at specific speed like 160 kilometer per hour (KMPH). I can easily set the ...
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Exporting steps/actions with a 3D Studio Max plugin

I'm trying to figure out how this plugin works behind the scenes. Do you know if there is any 3ds-max API function (maxscript/c++/python) which allows to record the action history somehow? You could ...
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Reset 3ds Max 2017 keyboard shortcuts to default

I somehow messed up my keyboard shortcuts for 3ds Max 2017. How can I restore them to the default? Is there a default shortcut file I can restore them with? I'm aware there's a Reset button inside ...
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How to draw 3ds max gizmos?

I'm trying to achieve the same effect than 3ds max gizmo drawn on the bottom-left and up-right side of the viewports, these ones: So, let's say i got already the 3d models of those 2 gizmos. What's ...
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How to work properly with different coordinate-systems

Let's say we got a little set {S} wich has 4 possible coordinate systems (LH=left handed, RH=right handed): LH-y_up LH-z_up RH-y_up RH-z_up Now, let's say my Opengl engine is using a RH-y_up ...
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How To Animate Skeletal Interactions (Hugging, Handshakes etc.)

I am fairly new to animating and IK systems, but I've got the basics down to some extend. Now I am looking into how to go about skeletal actor animation interactions such as handshakes, fighting, ...
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Why is my animation glitching?

The Animations done is 3ds max works great and smooth as they should be, problem happens when i import them to unity, they seems to be glitching and noncontinuous at some parts, all i did was ...
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Converting Euler rotation angles from Z up to Y up (Max to OpenGL)

I'm working on pulling geometry and it's transformation from a 3DS Max exported FBX (Z-up) to an OpenGL model format (Y-up). The main problem is I intend to keep the transformations as Translation and ...
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Normal map causing abrupt change in shading across UV islands

As you can see in the image above, there is a big change in shading past the uv island on the end. i have no idea what caused this, but I can reproduce my steps as best i can. Model high poly in ...
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Issues with 3dsmax and Unity3d scale

I changed the units in Blender so they are identical to Unity 3d. If I make a 1m^3 box in Blender, it will import into unity as exactly the same size as the standard cube. With 3ds max, I changed ...
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Import Quaternions from a different coordinate system to perform an animation (DirectX to 3ds/Maya)

I'm working on a tool to import a biped from a DirectX engine that uses Left-handed coordinate system to 3ds Max that uses a right-handed one. I managed to achieve the initial positions of the biped ...
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How can I prevent pinching and jagged edges when deforming joints in 3ds Max?

I've rigged and skinned a character, but no matter how or how much I blend the weights, it doesn't look good: Why does the weight map look pixelated? I don't get it. I've never been able to get past ...
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FBX animation works in 3DSMax but not with Assimp [closed]

I have an FBX file that represent a plane with an animation of the gear opening. In my editor 3DSMax or in the Unity editor, the file and animation seem good, but when I use Open 3D Model(the official ...
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UV Packing Roadblock

I noticed that when I was unwrapping and packing UV's in 3DS Max, that about 75% of the map was taken up by a bunch of repetitive small parts, because of their unique shape and inability to fit ...
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How to achieve a hard edge at this geometrical intersection?

Im trying to make this edge appear smooth, soo that the faces on each side seem to meet up smoothly. But I want the green edges around this to be hard and sharp. I am using 3ds max, and this is the ...
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Reflection areas on texture

I have a wheel model. It's use Reflected Diffuse shader and only one texture and only one material. So it should seen like that, right? But it's seen like that: I'm really curious about that. What ...
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How to sync animations of 2 different characters in Unity 3D?

I am working on an endless running 3d game. I have 2 characters. One of them is a small kid and another one is a security guard. Both characters and animations are exported as separate FBXs. The ...
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How to create realism similar to scenes rendered in Vray?

I am tasked to make a game which requires very realistic interior scenes. Unity's bedroom demo(http://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/11/10/bedroom-demo-archviz-with-ssrr/) really caught my eye. See I know how ...
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IK bones stretching vertices to ground during animation (UE4, 3DS Max, using default skeleton)

I modified the 3rd person example skeletal mesh to a simplistic model in 3DS Max 2016 student edition, by deleting all but one faces and building thereon, thus leaving the hierarchy just as it is ...
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Is render to texture available in blender? [closed]

I don't know is render to texture available in blender like in 3dsmax if it is available please tell me step by step method to do that thanks in advance.
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Trouble in 3DS MAX 2016 exported ogre.mesh file refering the correct .material

Actually we have some trouble in exporting ogre mesh + material files correctly from 3dsmax. We are using "Easy Ogre Exporter V 2.40" for the export to ogre format. And actually just testing its ...
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Problems with rendering in 3ds Max

I am working on a project in 3ds Max, but when I render the project it looks very weird. See this picture for an example: How can I fix this?
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Combining several animations into a single FBX

I'm trying to figure out a workflow for preparing character animations for Unity so that they are all combined in a single FBX file. The advantage as far as I see it is that it then uses only a single ...
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How to set rotations to 0,0,0 in 3ds max for exporting in unity?

I'm a modeler in 3ds max and the unity programmer ask me that the object must have: pivot with Y up rotations at 0,0,0 but every object that I export in fbx he says don't have rotations at 0,0,0. I ...
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Unity - custom Export and Import FBX Data

I am trying to write custom data inside a FBX file from 3dsmax at export time. This might be possible even if I don't know right now how to do that. But my question would be how can I read those ...
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is edit tangent possible in 3dsmax?

I have a custom hlsl directx shader, it takes vertex normals for rim light calculation. and vertex tangent(it stores unified normals) for edge render(enlarge model & cull front). I can export one ...
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3D Studio MAX dxf model to OpenGL and DirectX

Main Question I saw this Loading and Animating MD5 Models with OpenGL an old post explaining .md5mesh .md5anim files. Is there any similar alternate mechanisms? Additional Questions 1.) Is there an ...
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3DS Max 2015 - Viewport issues when using sub-object selection box

I'm fairly new to using 3DS Max (2015), and have encountered an issue that I can't figure out. Whenever I'm using the selection tools (Vertices, Edges, Polys, etc) and drag out a marquee/selection ...
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Unity not importing pivot points?

To start things off, I begin with the following set of procedures: Begin with a model in 3DS Max, which I will refer to as Cube. Confirm that Cube's pivot point is exactly in the center of it, which ...
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Specific bone not present in the skeleton XNA

I have created a human mesh, bone structure, and animation rig in 3ds max for an XNA game I am developing for school. I am currently having a problem with one specific bone upon build in Visual Studio....
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Where to create scenes? [closed]

I'm starting to develop a 3D game with Unity and 3ds Max. Where do I create levels for my game? Do I create individual objects in 3ds Max and transfer them to Unity, or do I create the whole level in ...
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3ds max CAT Animation layers export

I've made 3 absolute layers Each layers has it's own animation cycle. Now I would like to export it as FBX and import to unity3d, however, it would import only active layer. Is it possible to ...
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Combine skin material to two elements without a visible seam

Software used: 3ds max 2015 and Photoshop CC 2014. I have two elements of the head, the "FaceHead" and "UpperHead". I used unwrap UVW for both elements and used Photoshop to add a skin color (eye and ...
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How do I convert a greyscale height map to .3ds format? [closed]

I was given some height maps to use for game development, but they are in grayscale PNG format. How can I convert them to 3DS format?
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Matching the 3ds max camera view in my game 1:1

I want to match 1:1 the 3ds max camera render with my 3d engine (DirectX 11, C++). I believe that my mesh exporter (coded with MaxScript) works fine, I see the ...
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Importing z-brush cube to 3ds max causes shadow issues

I have created cube model in z-brush then I exported it to .obj format. Seems vertex count is the same as in 3ds max as in z-brush. In all my viewports I see cube, but in perspective I see not a cube ...
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How to unsmooth polygons in 3dsMax

i am creating a game using a "Low Poly Art Style". Meaning there is an effect of polygons on the model. Whilst modelling a tree, a portion somehow became smooth and i continued to model not knowing ...
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Texturing issues in cry engine sdk

Sup? I've been working on a new environment scene inside 3ds max. It looks something like this - When I used the cry engine exporter to export my assets onto my level, I've been getting very weird ...
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3dsMax to Mudbox - Import Warning: UV not a complete set

I'm exporting my 3dsMax model to Mudbox. The import gives me a warning that the UV set is incomplete. First, what does this mean? That I haven't got all the UVs unwrapped? Web searches have brought ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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? ...