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

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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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How to use multiple animations?

convert an animated model: 3dsMax(CAT) -> Export FBX -> fbx-conv -> model.g3dj my code: ...
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Auto key bones with controller helpers

I have skinned and rigged a human character with IK / FK and helper objects to control the position of the IK goals and the rotation of the bones. For example, the characters' left arm IK goal is ...
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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 it either fails to export or is broken (imports into unity missing a few frames, or appears to have imported but won'...
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Hand control makes arm roll bone rotate strangely in 3ds Max

first time poster here. I am following this rigging / skinning / animaing Autodesk tutorial here: https://youtu.be/UC_voh3sGy4 and I am having a problem that I have described nicely in a video here ...
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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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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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How to properly build unity mesh from 3dsmax Triobj extracted data

I'm trying to make a importer for my mesh file exported from 3ds max sdk using triobj I already changed YZ vectors and extracted data is just like a obj file. In unity I have no idea how to build it ,...
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Downsides to automatic UV unwrapping

I have seen several software packages that offer auto UV unwrapping as an option. My question is why would you ever manually UV unwrap if there is an automated tool to do so? Are there any ...
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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 ...
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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 can I de-rig & delete the skeleton while keeping the mesh?

There is this 3D model one can download here and then import to 3DS Max with XNALara importer. (Side note: XNALara is also known as XnaPosingStudio) Now this model already comes with a skeleton ...
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How to export 3ds Max wsm to Unity?

I have made a cylinder in 3DS MAX. I then added a wave WSM. I then made the animation so it waves a bit. Then exported it to unity. The animation works perfectly in 3ds max. When I import it to unity ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why circles are not created if small?

I have changed the scale in 3DSMax to my own and now I can't create any object, including circle, if it is of the size which is normal for my scale. Instead, I have to create big object first and then ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Which things to do in AutoCAD and which in 3ds Max? [closed]

I learned 3ds Max two months ago. I am not perfect in it, but I used it to make a model of a house. I am interested in house architectures. I used to model everything in Max. I have just started to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I export the opacity of a mesh per keyframe?

I'd like to export opacity of mesh materials on a per-keyframe basis from 3DS Max using a script. How can I accomplish this? (This is basically extension to my previous question.)
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How can I clear the animations associated with 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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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 ...