3d (8)

3d tag related to things that are 3dimensional, be it art or technology

3D FAQ

List of frequently asked, basic questions related to 3D, that could be answered by very simple google search, but were instead asked on one of online places, so you can link this article for lazy person to read. List isn't in any particular order. #Whats…

Getting best normalmap bakes

AKA why there are seams on my normalmaps / why there is weird shading on my model If you're not familiar with 3ds max terminology, setting up smoothgroups is equivalent to hard edges in maya, or editing normals in blender. tl;dr version for people who…

Understanding the value of your own time.

AKA - how much should I ask for doing XYZ? First thing I want to say: If youre good at something, never do it for free -If you do it for free, youre an exploitable idiot, and youre not only hurting yourself, but the industry…

MACROSCRIPT: open max file location in explorer

Very short one, written literally 5 minutes ago. Execute below maxscript to create macroscript in Customise User Interface menu, and use it to quickly open folder where the max scene is saved: macroScript OpenMaxFileLocation category:"_Piro_Tools" tooltip:"open max location" ( command = "explorer" commandArg = maxFilePatch…

OK BOOMER 3D Workflow, it works.

Several people asked me about my workflow, so I've decided to put it here for easy of access. This is translation of one of 2010-something post i've made on max3d.pl, with additions to workflow with techniques / tools that are more recent. My current modelling…

Proper way to learn 3D.

 So, you just finished a grenade tutorial, ak tutorial, pistol or knife one. You have zero experience in 3d modelling, but by extensive handholding you managed to finish it, clicking exactly what tutor clicked and doing exactly tutor in the movie did. You learned nothing.

Most common mistakes while making 3d asset.

And how to avoid them, minimising the damage. If your model have issues, you most likely messed up some step or steps. Enjoy re-doing most of your work. Click here for explanation: ASSET CREATION GRAPH + EXPLANATION