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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free Studio Max Tutorial Sites & Other Stuff

    Below is a listing of sites that offer free tutorials for 3D Studio Max. General Tutorial Sites: cgtutsplus.com 3dtotal.com tutorialized.com tutcity.com

    Started by Cad64‎, 19th Nov 2008 04:52 am
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Project Ideas

    If you're out of ideas and can't think of anything to create in 3D, take a trip over to the Competitions section and check out the project challenge threads. There are only a few challenges so far,...

    Started by Cad64‎, 11th Oct 2013 10:19 pm
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: 3ds Max Related Websites and Resources

    Main Product Page: http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-3ds-max/overview Updates, Service Packs and Hotfixes:...

    Started by Cad64‎, 19th Apr 2013 11:31 pm
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  1. Collapsing a modifier stack is defaulting to Edit Mesh?

    I'm working for a company - they're using max 2012. When I collapse a stack it becomes an editable mesh. Is there a setting to change it so it collapses to an editable poly by default as this is...

    Started by spittle‎, 11th Apr 2014 09:39 am
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Apr 2014 08:26 pm Go to last post
  2. can no longer d/l youtube video tuts anymore - help?

    For the past several months I was d/l my youtube video tuts using Clip Grab (for windows) with no problems at all. Now suddenly, for some strange reason, even when I do a copy/paste of whatever...

    Started by AlienBZ‎, 6th Mar 2014 02:40 pm
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    9th Mar 2014 10:39 pm Go to last post
  3. graphics card

    please kindly suggest me graphics card . my currently pc status is 4 gb ram core i 5 now i am increasing ram to 12 gb and graphics card also .please suggest me aout graphics card i.e. one gb or...

    Started by uzixs911‎, 11th Feb 2014 04:40 am
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    11th Feb 2014 03:16 pm Go to last post
  4. Shader for filleted edges in 3ds Max?

    Is there a way for 3ds Max to render all objects with an edge as a rounded or filleted edge, instead of applying a modifier to every single edge?

    Started by tzframpton‎, 31st Jan 2014 07:54 pm
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    31st Jan 2014 08:49 pm Go to last post
  5. I'm getting new computer - how is it?

    I just bought a new computer, http://www.ebay.com/itm/271357689446?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 which I think sounds like a very powerful laptop for these 3d modelling...

    Started by AlienBZ‎, 31st Dec 2013 02:27 am
    • Replies: 8
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    29th Jan 2014 02:55 pm Go to last post
  6. Vray Training - How to truely understand how to optimize your renders

    Some clear, concise Vray training. You could also apply the same concept in mr. Free render optimization tutorial: http://www.cggallery.com/tutorials/vray_optimization/ Advanced shading and...

    Started by spittle‎, 10th Jan 2014 09:25 pm
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  7. Smile Happy new year to everyone


    Started by ntptorres‎, 2nd Jan 2014 10:44 pm
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  8. Update group instances

    I have a load of groups, they are all instances of one another. Is there a way to update one and have this affect the others? Instance seems to not work in this case. My group also...

    Started by spittle‎, 9th Dec 2013 11:50 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Dec 2013 08:14 am Go to last post
  9. How to smooth an object?

    So I drew some building in autocad and imported it to 3dsmax for rendering but the round objects look edgy, like this So should I broaden the face count? How do I do it? I tried in autocad...

    Started by Zox‎, 5th Dec 2013 10:32 am
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Dec 2013 10:12 am Go to last post
  10. Architecture importing into 3D Max

    Need your help - I've built a model in Architecture 2014 and trying to import into Max 2011. I've saved it back, as the Max version is older, but lose all of my AEC objects. I've downloaded every...

    Started by J D‎, 1st Dec 2013 10:40 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Dec 2013 09:13 pm Go to last post
  11. 3d max tutorial for Architectural design

    Hi, please i'd like you to help me with a tutorial on how to use 3d max for architectural design. i.e importing AutoCad plans and modelling it in 3d max

    Started by onomsy‎, 13th Nov 2013 10:49 am
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Nov 2013 02:24 am Go to last post
  12. Embarrassed missing graphite modeling tools

    hi friends i am facing some problems with graphite modeling tools. in graphite modeling tools their is another tools ie. free form tools but in that ploydraw and paint deform tools are not their. i...

    Started by kayaan‎, 16th Nov 2013 05:59 pm
    graphite tools, paint deform tools
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    19th Nov 2013 02:25 am Go to last post
  13. Gnomon School Master Classes 2013

    After attending the last two Master Classes the lineup looks really impressive. Great place for networking, insight and getting answers to all those questions that trouble you in a private forum...

    Started by rocneasta‎, 15th Nov 2013 04:49 am
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  14. Cool Rendering Workflow between networked computers?

    My new laptop is coming in and I'll be loading my home use license on it. I got to thinking.... I have a pretty good workflow for using extra computers in doing rendering in AutoCAD... I'd use RDS to...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 5th Nov 2013 03:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Nov 2013 05:00 pm Go to last post
  15. PC Specs

    Hey all, Just a quick one, here's my home PC specs: i5 3570k quad core, GeForce 670 and 8gb RAM. I use Windows 7 64bit. Will this be enough to comfortably run 3DS Max for small projects? (EG:...

    Started by PotGuy‎, 21st Oct 2013 03:08 pm
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    21st Oct 2013 07:15 pm Go to last post
  16. 3ds max 2013 - Installation complete. Some products failed to install

    Hello. As the title says, I get the following error when installing 3ds max. The screen looks like this: The final lines of the log file are: . I read on the Autodesk site that I need to uninstall...

    Started by igreere‎, 17th Oct 2013 06:26 pm
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    18th Oct 2013 05:06 pm Go to last post
  17. HDRI and the benefits?

    I've been reading a lot here lately on HDRI. Seems that's really the way most digital artists approach their rendering outputs. What is it exactly (personal definition from experience, please no...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 15th Oct 2013 03:32 am
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    17th Oct 2013 10:31 pm Go to last post
  18. Which tutorial sites are best?

    Out of the links provided here: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?29434-Free-Studio-Max-Tutorial-Sites-amp-Other-Stuff, which would be best for a beginner who wants to simply get familiar...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 3rd Jun 2013 09:07 pm
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    7th Oct 2013 02:18 pm Go to last post
  19. 3DS max Basic Skills Testing

    Does anyone have information regarding free testing for a person to test their abilities with 3DS Max.

    Started by Brucewoodrem‎, 2nd Oct 2013 07:20 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Oct 2013 08:19 pm Go to last post
  20. Cool Precision linework in AutoCAD or 3ds Max?

    Hello all, quick question. I have a new project that I'm about to start up. I want to model it completely in Max, however some of the parts are highly precision-based components, and others are...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 29th Sep 2013 02:26 pm
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    29th Sep 2013 07:03 pm Go to last post
  21. Question Editable Mesh vs Editable Poly

    What is the main differences? In all the tutorials, one of these steps seems to be required before you advance to any edits. Is there any information out there that gives an explanation on the main...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 10th Jun 2013 04:01 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Sep 2013 05:56 pm Go to last post
  22. Can't open 2013 files in 2012

    Hello! I have a problem that I cannot fix. I am trying to use my home computer which has 3dsmax2012 installed but my laptop has 2013 (the home was given to me with it already installed).. now when...

    Started by mandamurphy‎, 11th Mar 2013 05:46 pm
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    26th Sep 2013 12:25 pm Go to last post
  23. Selecting Object in the 3ds Max?

    I got a 3D model from friend of mine that consist of many assemblied objects. I open it in in my 3ds Max software. However, why when I select a certain one object, all objects are selected too?...

    Started by spinecad‎, 13th May 2013 02:58 pm
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    26th Sep 2013 12:25 pm Go to last post
  24. Question How to draw a straight line ??

    Hi there, i'm completely new in 3ds max and i need to draw a straight line for some practicing.. but when i draw a line it become curve slightly. Is there any way as like Autocad ?

    Started by provas_ce‎, 5th Sep 2013 05:18 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Sep 2013 05:11 am Go to last post
  25. Firepro V4900 Text Issues

    I'm using the V4900 graphics card with 3DS Max and have problems with small text and buttons not visible in selection windows. The Windows 7 control panel can change the major menu bar text but at...

    Started by IB1‎, 3rd Sep 2013 10:39 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Sep 2013 04:40 pm Go to last post

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