3ds Max at a Glance by George Maestri

3ds Max at a Glance by George Maestri

By George Maestri

One glance and you may see that this 3ds Max ebook isn't like the entire others. It provides the center 3ds Max beneficial properties in pages full of notable photos that completely illustrate the ideas. every one web page is loaded with designated factors on the most important parts, reminiscent of the 3ds Max interface, modeling and animation instruments, rendering settings, and extra. enticing step by step classes and projects supply hands-on reinforcement as you examine. Create textures, research rigging, convey biped characters to life—even create hair with this pretty, full-color consultant.

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27 The character is done. Select the polys on the neck. Open the Bevel tool and set it to Local Normal. Bevel these polys to create a collar. 24 25 Add a MeshSmooth modifier to complete the body. qxd 10/27/07 6:27 PM Page 45 T U TO R I A L Spline Modeling a Spaceship 45 Spline Modeling a Spaceship Start by creating a spline circle. Reshape this into a slight oval. 1 Continue doing this for the other outlines. The outline along the top needs to have a break around the cockpit area. Select the original circle, add an Edit Spline modifier, and attach all of the other splines to create a spline cage.

Selecting a control vertex and increasing its weight draws the mesh toward it. Selecting a control edge and adding a crease creates a corner. By combining both methods, you can create sharp edges on an otherwise smooth mesh. TurboSmooth TurboSmooth is a simpler way to subdivide surfaces and will do much of the work of MeshSmooth without the overhead. It is much faster and more memory-efficient than MeshSmooth. It simply subdivides the mesh and allows you to set the iterations seen in the viewport and at rendering time.

A Twist modifier is added to this box. A Bend modifier is then added on top of the twist. By changing the Twist modifier, you can affect the twist of the object within the bend. Each modifier has a lightbulb icon next to it. Toggling the bulb icon off removes the effect. Each modifier shows up in the modifier stack in the order it was applied. Pin ModifierKeeps the modifier highlighted regardless of selection. Modifiers can have sub-objects, which control different aspects of the modifier. Show End Result–Shows the result of the entire stack.

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