View Full Version : Building a City - Problems

06 June 2005, 05:11 PM
I have been trying to build an environment(city) to populate with people for an animation. I can get several proxy buildings in the scene and a ground plane but when I try to zoom into the scene to be able to actually see the people, I am unable to zoom close enough. I can only get to where the person looks like they are 200 yards away as opposed to getting 5 feet away. What could be keeping me from being able to get any closer?

06 June 2005, 07:37 PM
Did you forget to maybe tell us something? Like, what program are you using? :p

06 June 2005, 08:30 PM
hehe :shrug: My Bad. 3dsMax 7

06 June 2005, 05:20 PM
Max's zooming has some funky scaling issues, your best bet is to select one of your characters and hit the 'z' key to zoom selected, that will scale your movements and make it a lot easier to navigate, first person mode might help as well. I've been finding that the z key and rotate around selected have been life savers recently when working on large models or trying to get a good angle to work on some interior geometry.

06 June 2005, 07:38 PM
how do you access first person mode?

06 June 2005, 10:47 PM

First select the walkmode (look at the picture above on how to)

To walk use the arrow keys or W, A, S, D. To look around hold down the left mouse button.

06 June 2005, 01:20 PM
That is awesome, never even knew there was such a creature. Thanks man.

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