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3DS Max - Compound Objects - Loft - Part 3

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

3DS Max - Group tool is not available - Grayed out - Solved

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In this short video, we'll see why the Group tool, sometimes, becomes grayed out and not available. The reason for that is the presence of opened group among the selected objects.

3DS Max - Hidden features - 2D drawing aid - Polar / ortho Snapping

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3DS Max - How To - Show Invisible Edges And Quadrify Faces

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In this video, we will see how to show the hidden edges and make them permanently visible to be used in Editable Poly. Also, and quickly, we will learn how to use the Quadrify tool in Editable Poly to create quad faces out of Non-Quad faces. This tool doesn't have 100% success result all the time, it depends on the object's mesh, but it will try its best. In many cases, it's 100% successful.

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