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Export 2D elevation from 3ds max 3d model

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nocturne00

Hi all. not sure if this topic has been posted here before.

I need to export 2D line elevation drawings from a 3D model in 3Ds max.

googled some topics but got no straight answer,, only that there is no straight way to do it.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers!

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Cad64

I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do, but I've done similar projects using the 'Ink n' Paint' shader.

 

Here are some tutorials:

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nocturne00
I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do, but I've done similar projects using the 'Ink n' Paint' shader.

 

Here are some tutorials:

 

Thanks for the reply. nice tutorial by the way.

but the tutorial exports the 3d model as an image(jpg, Png, etc)- what I need is to export it in 2d lines in autocad format, im unsure if there is a direct way.

 

Similar to how Sketchup has that export to 2d graphic, or AutoCAD command "Snapshot"

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Cad64

Try exporting your model to .sat format, then import the .sat file into Autocad. Switch to Front view and run Flatshot. I just tried this on a very simple model and it worked perfectly.

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nocturne00

That worked great! i didnt know about the ".sat" format, until I recall seeing it in Revit. I'm currently using LT version so I couldnt use flatshot. ended up importing the .sat file in Revit then exported from revit a set of 2D autocad lines from the elevations.

 

Thanks again for the help.

 

Cheers!

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Cad64

No problem. Glad I could help. :)

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