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

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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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Animation workflow between Blender and Mecanim

I've recently started learning Unity. Not being able to add custom animations to the standard FBXs you get from Unity's app store is really really slowing me down. When I import one into Blender, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the standard procedure for importing animations in Unity?

I need some info about importing game objects from Maya to Unity. I am making 2D Tower Defense game, I have made some basic functionality using dummy objects (cubes and spheres). Now I want to replace ...
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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) ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Texture coordinates for a 3D box

I have a box model in my DirectX application, stored as 8 vertices: ...
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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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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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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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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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How to make and render a simple game just with 3d max?

I want to make a simple EXE file, where there is one object in the scene and the user can rotate that object by using arrow keys (or mouse). Is there any way in which I don't have to use a game engine ...
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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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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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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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Can't change the textures of a .FBX or an .X exported from 3dsmax

I created a model (real simple) in 3DSMax 2010, exported it to FBX format and loaded it in an XNA 4.0 content project. I also tried with .X files using kW X-port and it has the same behavior. I can ...
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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...