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3ds max 6 Killer tips positive aspects 275 sizzling tips--all illustrated, all in complete colour, for all degrees of 3ds max clients, from beginner to complicated. Get fast assistance on UI customization, modeling, animation, lighting fixtures, fabrics and texturing, rendering (including psychological ray three secrets), the Reactor dynamics method, Particle move, Bones and IK, the moveable License software, and extra! methods to increase your 3ds max renderings with courses resembling Adobe Photoshop and Discreet Combustion! accelerate your workflow and create attractive results with greater than forty MAXScript assistance, created via visitor contributor and scripting professional Borislav Petrov. Written and edited via Jon A. Bell, expert 3D artist (The Discovery Channel, The historical past Channel, nationwide Geographic) and writer of the best-selling 3D Studio MAX f/x booklet sequence, 3ds max 6 Killer assistance is a must have reference for each 3ds max 6 artist!

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And, of course, if you use the File > Archive feature, 3ds max zips up your entire scene, as well as all bitmaps associated with the materials used in the scene. This is handy for moving all scene components from your home office to work, or when sending scene files and all their associated components to friends or co-workers. 28 CHAPTER 1 • Nuts and Bolts 3ds max 6 KillerTips FOCUS YOUR INTENTIONS: INTERACTIVE PAN One extremely quick way of centering a selected or unselected object in an active viewport is to use the Interactive Pan keyboard shortcut.

22 CHAPTER 1 • Nuts and Bolts 3ds max 6 KillerTips VIEWPORTS: SEE ONLY WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE Want to isolate objects in your viewport based on their Z-depth from the Perspective or Camera view? Just right-click on the viewport label to bring up the Properties menu, and choose Viewport Clipping. When you do, you’ll see a slider bar with two indicators along the side. Sliding either indicator clips (cuts off or hides) objects either closer or nearer to your point of view. You can use this slider bar to hide pieces of your scene interactively, so you can focus only on what you want to see.

Now, if you look at the status bar at the bottom of your 3ds max UI, you should see five new fields. The first four fields correspond to the frame rate of the (default) four viewports, and the fifth field is the current frame rate. CHAPTER 1 • Nuts and Bolts 9 3ds max 6 KillerTips MAKING A SPLASH (SCREEN) When you load 3ds max 6, the splash screen (or title screen) shows the newest 3ds max logo: a blue, snaky, “Yin/Yang-type” numeral 6. ) Then, on top of this image, 3ds max 6 displays the standard program keyboard shortcuts while the various components and plug-ins load.

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