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davidsharp
09-22-2010, 04:24 PM
I'm working on a site model and typically what I do when working with good aerial photos is use a high res version for the area closest to my model on low res for the far areas of the horizon but I was wondering....

Is it possible to transition between low and high resolution images in 3d studio within one material? Like a blend material that would blend between the high res image close to the camera and at a given distance become the low res map? I don't know if there would even be a benefit to doing this especially if max has to fully load both bitmaps at render time

scrimski
09-22-2010, 04:44 PM
You could mix using a falloff distance. Depending on how you set up the mix curve 3ds Max will either load one or the other or both.

Trauco
09-23-2010, 05:59 AM
The awesome Neil Blevins has the answer:

http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/zoom/zoom.htm

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