# 3ds Max | Tutorials

## 3DS Max - Compound Objects - Loft - Part 3

In this video, we will continue with the Loft series, we will see some additional features in the Scale feature, plus we will learn about another feature called Twist.

## 3DS Max - Compound Objects - Loft -Part 1

In this tutorial, we will start learning about a very powerful modeling tool in 3DS Max, called Loft, found in the Geometry, Compound Objects section. This tool needs a path and some cross sections, and it contains many powerful features to manipulate and customize the resulting geometry. This is the first video for the Loft tool, and hopefully, as soon as possible, I will make a second one to cover some of the other features of this powerful tool.

## 3DS Max - Create A Custom Construction Plane

In this video, we will see how we can create our own construction plane,
close to the UCS thing in AutoCad. We will learn also how we can place a construction plane on top of a specific face so that this face's orientation will be the custom construction plane's orientation. In the end, will we learn how we can use this custom grid as a handy modeling aid in complex geometry. Also in this last section, we will deal with the problem when you try to use the Auto Grid on a Polygon that shares the same smoothing group with an adjacent face.

## 3DS Max - Easy Modeling - FreeForm Geometry

In this video, we will learn a quick and flexible technique for modeling freeform shapes. We will use a Surface modifier, Shell modifier, and Turbosmooth for that purpose. You can use this approach to model a wide range of geometries like roads going up and down, ribbons, etc,...

## 3DS Max - Edit Poly - Different Usage For Animate

In this tutorial, we will see how we can use the Animate feature in the Edit Poly modifier so that we can, after adding another modifier on top of it, go back and change some of the values of the parameters, like for example, Bevel, Extrude, Inset, etc,...

## 3DS Max - FBX Export Warning: Non-orthogonal matrix support - Fix

When exporting from 3DS Max to FBX sometimes we get this Warning: Non-Orthogonal matrix support. In this video, we will learn how to fix this problem, we also learn what that warning means and how it happens by reproducing it using various scenarios.

## 3DS Max - Group Clone Instance Controller

In this video, we will see how, when cloning a Group, we can instance the transforms of objects inside the groups. Also, starting from minute 2:08, we will see how we can make the transforms unique again, to avoid issues when, for example, trying to detach an object from a group while its transforms are instanced.