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Old 04-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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George Masi
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How to model hexagonal tower

I want to model a hexagonal tower in a state of construction but there are no hexagonal primitives in 3dsMax'

From the Shapes menu I've made a hexagon and changed it to an editable poly.

It is my plan to extrude the thing but I can't seem to find extrusion in the Modify Panel.

Please help if you can.

Thanks for your consideration,
Old 04-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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It has been a long time since I last used Max, but I'm reasonably certain when you make a cylinder, you can give it any number of sides, including six.
Old 04-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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There is an extrude modifier in the modifier list which can be applied to 2d splines and there is an extrude tool in the face sub-object toolset of editable poly in the command panel/graphite toolset.

I would recommend 'F1' maxhelp for extremely basic things like this.
Old 04-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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Thank you

Thanks to both of you for your replies.
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