quick_3d_tips (12)

Getting best normalmap bakes

AKA why there are seams on my normalmaps / why there is weird shading on my model tl;dr version for people who cant read: synchronise your smoothgroups and uv islands. for people who arent very good at thinking: uv piece = uv island = uv…

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…