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Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 12:38am

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does anybody know where i can find good tutorials on the basics of 3ds max or can someone that knows how to use it just answer some questions i have.
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 12:45am

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Manual
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 12:51am

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yeah but those things are so confusing i need something thats speaks in my language
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 12:52am

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www.3dtotal.com
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 1:35am

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http://www.tutorialized.com/
http://creativecow.net
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 1:48am

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www.google.com ....
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 1:51am

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ssj john wrote:

yeah but those things are so confusing i need something thats speaks in my language
Well, what language do you speak? razz
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 4:17am

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In my experience the manuals of 3d software are usually excellent.
What questions do you have?
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 4:46am

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tons od things like what does all the little springs and stuff on the side do and what does mesh mean ?
stuff like that
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 4:51am

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For menu walkthroughs, read through the manual smile

Mesh : A Mesh is basically the skin of something, say for example you had no bones, just your skin was standing upright, that would be your mesh. It's hollow and needs bones inside it to adjust its movement.
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 4:52am

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and how do you apply testures that you created in photoshop or something
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 4:53am

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In the manual, search for applying a texture...

A quick piece of advice is to make sure your textures are seamless. Use the photoshop offset tools to assure this.
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 4:57am

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

For menu walkthroughs, read through the manual smile

Mesh : A Mesh is basically the skin of something, say for example you had no bones, just your skin was standing upright, that would be your mesh. It's hollow and needs bones inside it to adjust its movement.
so how do you put the mesh on?
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 5:01am

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Judging by the questions you're asking, it's becoming rather obvious you have little knowledge or understanding of how 3d modelling actually works. A site was mentioned further up, learn about basic shape modelling before you start worrying about meshes and the like. Once you have that basic understanding everything else will become apparant.

It's not my job to walk you through 3d step by step wink
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 6:59am

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does anyone know how to export movies in 3ds max i trie but all i get are pictures.
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 9:08am

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does anyone know how to export movies in 3ds max i trie but all i get are pictures.
Exporting movies from 3D Max is done by changing the file type to a movie format instead of a still image format. However, exporting your animations as stills is usually a better idea, if your puter crashes when rendering you will have to start all over again, also some image formats support alpha channels which help when compositing.

To set the image type open the render settings click Files under the render output and you will get a standard windows box with a list of file types.

But judging from your other posts you are getting a bit ahead of yourself if you want to start rendering, 3d max actually has a load of really good tutorials included with it's online help
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 9:36am

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Seriously though go through all the tutorials in the help section first and that way any terms you don't understand will be explained along the way.
After that, as Pooky says, google is a pretty safe bet if your looking for more tutorials.
There's also www.3dlinks.com
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 1:25pm

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Read the manual, seriously its the best way. It tells you how to export and that stuff and even includes some tutorials.
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 1:53pm

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rmw wrote:

Read the manual, seriously its the best way. It tells you how to export and that stuff and even includes some tutorials.
This is assuming he has the manual...
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 3:56pm

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Hehe.

EDIT-Rawree, nice link up above. Some nice tutes for Cinema 4d for me. smile +1
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 5:33pm

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i am getting the hang of this cinema 4d 8 now, i think i can figure most of it out, oh and ssj john, ill come over to your house and help you out.
peace out crazy
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 7:28pm

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Rawree wrote:


This is assuming he has the manual...
Ssj john, if you didnt get it you should mail dicreet and ask them for it, its very useful. But it should come with the program.
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 7:30pm

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Thats not what I think he was saying RMW

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 9:50pm

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Yeah, I am pretty sure Rawree implied erm, something.
cough*pirate*ahem. smile
I'm not saying he did, but that's what Rawree, probably, implied.
Posted: Tue, 17th Aug 2004, 10:38pm

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Yar!

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Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 4:29am

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Oh, I misunderstood. redface
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 4:37am

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Where do you guys find these thousands of dollars to get software that you know nothing about, you usally get the demo to learn at least the basics and see if you like it and would like to purchase it.

Doesnt 3ds max cost like $3000, I see many people who have it and know nothing about 3d at all.

I smell pirates.
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 5:00am

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its 600$ with student discount biggrin
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 5:15pm

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xbreaka wrote:

its 600$ with student discount biggrin
But its very difficult to get an academic licence. wink

slick wrote:

Doesnt 3ds max cost like $3000, I see many people who have it and know nothing about 3d at all.
Yes this is exactly what Ive been seeing, there are many people that dont know the first thing about 3d and they have a program like 3dsMax crazy ... strange. You could buy a very good DV camera for that price and start in 3d by using wings3d etc.
And then there are people that are very good and they only use something like blender (which is actually very good).
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 5:21pm

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Slick: http://studica.com/Discreet/
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 5:43pm

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rmw wrote:

But its very difficult to get an academic licence. wink
Yeah, it's SO hard to become a student somewhere... rolleyes
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 5:57pm

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Well, it is if you're over 22!

If you are a student, you just need to send a letter or something saying you are a student. It can be a letter about anything at all, or you can approach your school or university office saying you just need a letter confirming you are a student at that school/university.
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 6:04pm

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DigiSm89 wrote:

Slick: http://studica.com/Discreet/
Its like $200 for a 1 year liscence, and notice that in this kids profile it says that hes 14 I though these education version were only for collage students and k-12 for school faculty only.
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 6:18pm

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k-12 = middleschool and highschool . 14, most likely he'll be entering highschool.

Anyways, this is off topic. Why is it that anytime someone posts a topic about a product they just bought, people have to go posting replies like, "Why is it you have it? Where did you get it? You really don't deserve it. I really don't like it when people younger than I am gets the gifts I really want! I'm jealous. wink "

Really, now come on, if a kid asks for help, help him. Jeesh. unsure
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 6:37pm

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It is off topic and this isn't the place to discuss it but people are always going to be that way when someone claims to have bought $3000 worth of kit and then appear to have almost no idea what it does (<----slight exaggeration). If someone asks a noobish question like "How do I render something?" then it's clear that they either havn't read the manual or *ahem* "Don't have the manual" and that's when people get annoyed and start askingf questions.

Anyway, we're not here to judge, we're here to help.
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 7:13pm

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You can ask question here if you want to.
Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2004, 3:53am

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lol dude guys first off i never said i had the full program
so actually i could be asking this stuff to learn on the demo then see if i want to buy
im serous though i only have 24 days left on my demo lol
but serously go back through all my posts and see if i hav said i had the full version not once. anyways thanks every one i have learned alot through the tutorials that you have posted. and i think 3ds max is a great program. btw i knew how to render something but everytime i did it it would just render as a picture even when i saved it as a .avi but i figured it out.
peace out
Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2004, 4:16am

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sorry guys my mistake i have 26 days left
Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2004, 4:42am

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The problem is simple.

You fall into a large category of young program users who want instant flashy results without the painstaking effort of trial and error know as learning, accomplished most easily by reading manuals and gaining a fuller understanding of how to use a program rather than tidbits that can be answered on a non 3ds max related web forum.

You've heard my advice already and I shall give it to you one final time.

- READ THE MANUAL.
Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2004, 4:54am

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ok thanks but i wish the demo came with a manual
Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2004, 5:01am

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Those other comments weren't about you they are just generalizations because there are people that know nothing about 3d at all and have 3dsMax etc. And since you hadnt mentiomed you have the demo we all jumped to conclusions and it made us think of all the other cases where people have the program.

And you can download the manual at discreets website. But the demo comes with a help.
Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2004, 6:00am

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alright cool but one more question about rendering how do you render an animation where the final video is of the camera that you made see i animated a camera and a bal rolling but when i render the movie it just renders it in the perspective veiw? can anybody help me out
Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2004, 6:07am

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nvm mind i just figured it out