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Forum: UVW Mapping, Textures & Materials

Questions about UVW coordinate mapping, the material editor, bitmap textures, working with materials and applying them to your models, etc. should be posted here.

  1. problem in assigning material in 3ds max to the blocks in autocad file.

    i have created an autocad file in which some block i have inserted for creating window which are repetitive in nature like window frame, window shutter and window glass. the file i have imported in...

    Started by sandycvl05‎, 24th Jul 2016 10:21 am
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Dec 2016 05:44 pm Go to last post
  2. Creating Realistic Ground

    Hello .I want to design a ground as shown in the picture.Those tyre :) marks in the image and the water spot,How do I create them?Also how do I make this material realistic?

    Started by Freedom9111‎, 15th Apr 2016 11:39 am
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Apr 2016 07:47 am Go to last post
  3. Sky Background - CADTutor Tutorial 3DS Max

    Hello Everyone, I cannot get the sky background to come out right. The image used has a ground level with the sky. I can't get the horizon to line up with the uhhh...ground? haha. It comes up all...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 7th Apr 2016 04:25 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    8th Apr 2016 05:29 pm Go to last post
  4. New post!!

    Hey everyone. I just recently dove into the world of 3DS Max with zero skill and knowledge in the software. I have been going over all of the 3DS Max tutorials offered on this site. I even made it...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 6th Apr 2016 08:28 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Apr 2016 12:42 pm Go to last post
  5. Show map on inside of sphere

    How do I get an applied map to show on the inside of the object?

    Started by evilsorcerer1‎, 10th Aug 2013 01:06 am
    • Replies: 6
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    1st Jan 2016 04:52 pm Go to last post
  6. Question Cloth modificator, realism, covering body

    Hi! My name is Pavel. My issue is the following: I need to cover a body with a sheet. The problem is that the sheet is covering body too tightly. (the image is attached) What parameters...

    Started by shivaprem‎, 31st Oct 2013 06:11 pm
    cloth realism covering
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Jan 2016 12:38 pm Go to last post
  7. Object becomes distorted after applying textures

    Hello, I am using 3ds 2015 on a Dell running Windows 8.1 (6GB RAM, 1.9 GHz). I am extremely new to 3ds (like just downloaded four days ago). I have a problem with an object becoming distorted...

    Started by dragonfall‎, 7th Oct 2014 02:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Jan 2016 07:51 am Go to last post
  8. realistic texturing tut - help?

    I'm following a max tut that I saved as pdf and Im practicing with same type of model in the tut - a cup of coffee (in my case cup of tea)' ok, here's my problem: I'm trying to add the jpg image...

    Started by AlienBZ‎, 28th May 2014 09:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Dec 2015 02:19 pm Go to last post
  9. Materials changing by themselves?

    Hi, I am having trouble applying materials/textures. On occasion when I select an object then apply a new material, another object in the scene is also changed to the material I just assigned...

    Started by jeremyw01‎, 25th Sep 2014 04:48 am
    • Replies: 8
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    30th Sep 2014 09:05 am Go to last post
  10. Stock materials in 3ds Max seems scant?

    I was looking for some type of carpet material in 3ds Max last night and maybe I'm not looking in the right location. Under the Rendering menu, I see three options: Material Editor, Material/Map...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 6th Apr 2014 03:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Apr 2014 06:55 pm Go to last post
  11. Any one found a way to view multiple UV channels in the viewport?

    As far as I can tell this isn't possible. Rod - how does modo handle this?

    Started by spittle‎, 26th Feb 2014 01:01 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Feb 2014 06:35 am Go to last post
  12. material editor in max 2014

    hi i am using max 2014 . i make a file in 2009 max . now when i open the file in max 2014 and render it in v ray all the objects appear white.all the texture images dnt appear well i asked my...

    Started by uzixs911‎, 12th Feb 2014 05:09 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Feb 2014 07:42 am Go to last post
  13. Displacement maps for grass

    Dear forums can someone please educate me on how to create a grass displacement on a editable mesh created from a plane object. I am new to 3ds max 2012. i have tried all sorts of grass creation...

    Started by linopoeti‎, 29th Dec 2013 02:07 pm
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    1st Jan 2014 11:07 am Go to last post
  14. Making Hoverbuses resemble PAT buses of my home city - help?

    Still working on this movie I've started about 6 months ago or so. So far I've d/l these hoverbuses http://artist-3d.com/free_3d_models/dnm/model_disp.php?uid=1159&count=count and now I'd like...

    Started by AlienBZ‎, 29th Dec 2013 12:52 am
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Dec 2013 11:10 am Go to last post
  15. How to import V-Ray materials to 3Ds Max

    Hello, I learning to work on 3Ds Max, the problem that i stuck is that i can't understand how properly import V-Ray materials and apply it to objects that they would look like in the picture....

    Started by Xawier‎, 7th Feb 2013 10:54 am
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Dec 2013 04:40 pm Go to last post
  16. Question How do I permanently attach materials & textures to objects

    Hi all, How do you permanently attach or embed materials to an object in 3Ds Max. Thanks if anyone can help.

    Started by ajac63‎, 4th Dec 2013 12:07 pm
    attach, materials, object
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Dec 2013 08:02 pm Go to last post
  17. Problem Textuing and/or UVW Mapping an Eyeball

    Greetings All, I have been modeling non-characters for years and have just started venturing into making actors for stories and have run into a problem, so far only the one. I would greatly...

    Started by Digital Gepetto‎, 23rd Aug 2013 08:34 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    29th Nov 2013 10:20 pm Go to last post
  18. How to obtain the Map libraries in 3DS Max Design 2013

    So I've performed some general Google searches on this but I cannot find anymore info on it. I downloaded 3DS Max Design 2013 to my home computer as a "Student License". The download apparently is...

    Started by driftingsun3‎, 5th Dec 2012 06:45 pm
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    28th Nov 2013 09:27 pm Go to last post
  19. Help on slate editor

    please i need urgent help on how to put a picture into 3ds max slate material for modeling...

    Started by kenecad‎, 7th Nov 2013 03:35 pm
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    11th Nov 2013 10:20 pm Go to last post
  20. MK2 Grenade - Work In Progress

    Hey Guys..I am trying to model a MK2 Grenade, and I wish I got more time coz I usually dedicate time for this after my work around 2-3 hours and I hope to finish the final render and submit this to...

    Started by Rewind23‎, 17th Oct 2013 02:10 pm
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    30th Oct 2013 10:41 pm Go to last post
  21. Question what exactly are assets in a Vray material?

    Hi I searched the forum to find a solution to my material assigning problem.the only question similar to mine was answered by a person who indicated there were assets missing.I couldn't finds simple...

    Started by ShivaRoma‎, 7th Sep 2013 02:07 am
    assign materials, materials, multiple, submaterial, vray
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Sep 2013 03:53 pm Go to last post
  22. Unwrap UVW

    I created some planes and bridged them together and then added a shell modifier to create a basement. Then I applied a bitmap to the walls but one wall didn't turn out right so I applied a UVW Unwrap...

    Started by evilsorcerer1‎, 9th Aug 2013 08:24 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Aug 2013 08:04 am Go to last post
  23. cant find my material library

    Hi...my first post. I am from Nigeria and I guess not many users are from here. I cant seem to find my material Library from the material Library browser. Also any links to architectural animation...

    Started by TerraCraft‎, 6th Jul 2012 12:39 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    31st Jul 2013 12:40 am Go to last post
  24. material preview image

    I'm not getting any of my materials or images preview in the material editor, only a picture of a lamp or something.

    Started by evilsorcerer1‎, 1st Jul 2013 08:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Jul 2013 01:01 am Go to last post
  25. Materials Blending

    I need some help figuring out how to blend one material into another. I have seen tutorials using the blend mask but I need to be able to blend one area of grass texture into another area of grass...

    Started by wscottbenson‎, 5th Apr 2013 03:29 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,364
    5th Apr 2013 09:01 pm Go to last post

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