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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 - 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.

3DS Max - Trick - Creative Way To Align

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In this video, we will learn how to align objects in a specific direction on another object using a helper object.

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 Numerical Expression Evaluator

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Whenever you have a numeric field in 3DS Max, you can use a nice little feature called Numerical Expression Evaluator. Just click inside that field and press CTRL+N to open Numerical Expression Evaluator Dialog.

3DS Max - Trick - Lock Selection To Rectangle Mode

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In this new video, I will show you the way to lock the Selection mode to the rectangular one.

3DS Max extract 2D sections from 3D objects

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Here we learn how to use the section tool found in the Shapes category to create 2D sections out of 3D objects and export them to other programs like Autocad.

Lesson 6 - 3DS Max - Total Beginners - Axis Constraints

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In this 7th video of the Total Beginners series, we will learn about an Important feature called Axis Constraints that can help us use the Snap tool on a specific Axis or a pair of axis.

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