# Tagged 'learn 3ds max'

## 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.

## Lesson 4 - 3DS Max - Total Beginners - Explaining Editable Poly - Making A Simple Drawer

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In this 5th video, we'll learn about Editable Poly object, its sub-objects elements, explaining some of their main tools, what they do and how they work. After, we create our first 3D model, which is a simple drawer with shelves and 4 legs. During the video, you will hear many additional, and useful tips that will make your workflow easier.

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

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 Rotate And Scale Using Snap

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In this video, we will learn how to use Snap to Rotate and Scale objects,
Using any point in the scene.

## 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

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 Tip - Keep The Mouse Centered In The Viewport

In this short video, we will learn how to keep the mouse centered in the viewport, this is useful in many scenarios, like, for example, tracing a spline over a picture while staying zoomed in.

## 3DS Max - Trick - Lock Selection To Rectangle Mode

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

## 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.