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  11 November 2004
alright im getting angry now lol... ive started a new max file.. made a box n a sphere.. there both visible n fine.. once i convert them to an editable * (poly or mesh or etc) they go invisible... only the surrounding box around them is there.. in edit vertices mode the vertices are visible and the surrounding box but nothing else...
edge mode only surrounding box
same with poly.. selected poly/edge is visible in red...

ive had a look at the driver settings but cant see anything that seems wrong.. they havnt been changed and they worked fine before..

as far as i know i dont have any distanstfog... had a look for anything with that name n cant find it.. anyway im meant to check or anything?

this is so frustrating :\ any ideas?
ive tried file->reset .. no luck..
help please! :|
  12 December 2004
ive got an annoying problem in max 7 where if im dragging an object using the arrows on the gizmo it snaps to the center of that axis, so if im in side view dragging an object around then look in another its stretched across the screen and is actually at the center.

in the right view it looks fine but on the top its moved to the centre.... AGHHHH!!

The Image
  04 April 2005
Is there a reference chart for people from other applications..

I have seen things like Maya to XSI pdfs and such.
  05 May 2005

Is 3DS Max the same thing as 3D Max?

I know it's a silly question, but I'm just getting started on the 3D animation software and such and I was wondering.
  05 May 2005
3D max

Sorry if I posted this twice, but I didn't see the question in here.

Anywho, is there a difference between 3ds Max and 3d Max? Or are they the same thing?
  05 May 2005
Originally Posted by kendraad: Sorry if I posted this twice, but I didn't see the question in here.

Anywho, is there a difference between 3ds Max and 3d Max? Or are they the same thing?

There is nothing called 3d Max. Just some people like to nick name 3ds max as 3d max
"cry me a river..."
Eddie, in a Sarcastic tone
  06 June 2005
I hate that there are so many incarnations of its name. When searching, I find that it's best to refer to it as '3D max' (without the quotes). I've noticed that the word "studio" is more often than not dropped completely, and '3dsmax' isn't always the most popular choice. With '3D max' you can't miss!

I'm so lonely...
  06 June 2005
Originally Posted by Werewolf006: There is nothing called 3d Max. Just some people like to nick name 3ds max as 3d max


However the product we are talking about is indeed 3ds max. That's what it says on the box, the manual, the splash screen, the top bar, and everywhere else! I don't understand why people insist on calling it "3d max." It makes my blood boil!

Perhaps I'm overreacting.

  07 July 2005
When I put my mouse over a poly, surface disappear and i only see wires.

What's the trick to use snaps in the good way (generaly callrecision drawing). I have difficulty to use the align tool and to change the reference point of an object.

  07 July 2005
Is there any easier/quicker way to model a round shape on box for example, than just creating a cylinder and adjusting the vertexes as in the cylinder?

What's the shortcut for selecting for example edges, without the whole selection rectangle getting around it, sometimes Max selects all the edges that the rectangle touches and that's why I'm assuming there's a shortcut I accidentally press sometimes.

Thanks in advance.
  08 August 2005
Originally Posted by valoukh: I've noticed that the word "studio" is more often than not dropped completely..

That's because it was dropped by discreet several versions ago. It's not been called 3D 'Studio' Max for years... it's officially called 3DS Max.

sorry, just being pedantic.
Matt Clark
The Pixel Hive
  09 September 2005
selection using 3d shape possible?

I have a problem: I have a scene, with lots of objects and a big concave mesh (mountain) I would like to remove all the objects inside/outside the mountain. Is it possible in max world? I don't have a clue how to do it! I think it could be a very easy, if I could select the object automatically, but I cannot do it. Is it possible via a plugin/maxscipt?
  09 September 2005
Hm, I don't really understand what you mean but I'll try it anyway:

1. You can Select ALL your objects in the scene except your mountain then apply a Volume Select Modifier. Then you use as selection method faces/verteces (I think both should work, you can try out) and define your mountain as the "selector" (there's a node, you just click on it and pick the mountain geometry). Now all objects inside the mountain have selected faces/vertices. Now, with the same meny objects selected (except the mountain) you just add the "Delete mesh" Modifier. The selected stuff disappears :-)

Did you mean that?

Or just the old "Delete"-Button Delete function? ;-)

VFX artist
  09 September 2005
Thanks, it really helped me a lot! The good old delete button does not work, it deletes all the objects, but the delete mesh modifier really does it well.

My only problem now: is it possible to delete/show not based on verticles/faces but on objects. Now my scene looks almost good, but I have a lot of sliced objects. Is it possible to remove objects which does not have closed surface? I tried to choose the object method in volume select, but it removed all the objects!

Here is a sample I made for explanation:
  09 September 2005
How can I use volume select modifier/object mode? It works for me in vertex/face mode, but in object mode it always selects all the objects I applied it to.
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