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

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Texture not carrying over to game correctly?

I have created my map for my game using 3DS Max. I have then applied textures to the map within 3DS Max, where the textures all show correctly. I export the map as a .fbx file to use within an XNA ...
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Learning resource for 3d modeling [closed]

I want to start learning 3d modeling. I already have experience with maya and 3dsmax but I made a long pause (2 years) Now I have free access to maya, 3dsmax and blender (I am a student). I know that ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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? <...
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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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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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Why lib3ds can't open this max model?

I'm using lib3ds's 3dsplay example to load this model, whose suffix is .max but get this error: ...
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Problems in exporting terrain from autodesk 3ds

i am trying to make small counter strike sort of game and for the terrain part i have exported the terrain in 3ds format from Autodesk 3ds-max and imported the same in opengl using lib3ds. Its working ...
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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 Z-...
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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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How to use multiple animations?

convert an animated model: 3dsMax(CAT) -> Export FBX -> fbx-conv -> model.g3dj my code: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to let game characters enter existing 3D buildings model in my own game? [duplicate]

I want to use ShiVa 3D game engine to build a 3D RPG game. And I want to load other people's 3D models into my game so that I wouldn't need to draw these things myself. Here's a building model I ...
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3DS Max exporting too many vertexes for model

I have a sample model of a cube and a buddha downloaded from internet in 3ds format which I can load correctly into my program and view them without problem, but wanted to try and create my own model. ...
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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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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 . the ...
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Is using the student version of 3DS Max and Unity3d legal?

I am developing an indie game together with my friend using Unity3D engine. I bought "Silo 3D" for modeling two month ago and for texturing I use 3D coat. We plan to sell our game in the future. For ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Where can i find tutoral for Designing building in 3dsmax [closed]

I have searched various tutorials for 3ds max. They only show simple house apartment and that too not compelete. Is there any online company which have tutorial set for complete building design from ...