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101 Things you didnt know in Max...
show user profile  mrgrotey

^^ Click above to go to the 101 Things page ^^

Just reply below if you have another tip for the list.

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1/10/2008 10:34:59 AM (last edit: 3/15/2010 1:41:15 PM)
show user profile  Garp
I have to agree, Joey. But now I hate you!
Oh well, Grotey will sort them out. :)

Tip #102 bis (?)

A Gradient Ramp can do pretty much everything a Mix map does, PLUS a lot more!
Add more flags as needed.
Right-click the flags to access their properties and add your maps there.
Set the Interpolation to Custom to edit that property independantly for each flag.
Set the Gradient Type to Mapped and add your mask in the Source Map slot.
And last but not least, Gradient Ramp has a nice set of Noise settings.

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3/24/2009 2:01:11 PM (last edit: 3/24/2009 2:01:11 PM)
show user profile  Dave
An add-on to #3 in the modelling section.

Ctrl + B will cycle in/out of sub object mode.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/29/2009 8:23:46 AM (last edit: 4/29/2009 8:23:46 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Cheers guys.

Well a big'ish update folks.

Once again one of my pages in getting too long and lumbering for just replies. The tips spread onto 4 separate replies in this thread so I decided to make a separate html page, just like the member gallery, faq pages .etc Click the link at the top to go to the page where they are all laid out in sections.

The categories are also accessible via the quick links down the left.


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4/29/2009 12:32:15 PM (last edit: 4/29/2009 12:32:15 PM)
show user profile  Garp
The title's wrong...

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4/29/2009 1:57:53 PM (last edit: 4/29/2009 1:57:53 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
What title? where?

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4/29/2009 2:08:22 PM (last edit: 4/29/2009 2:08:22 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
couple of shortcuts as the left hand is usually hovering over the bottom left corner of the keyboard
ctrl + alt + z zooms into the scene as a whole- so everything is in view
z on it's own zooms in on the object you currently have selected
ctrl + alt + z is the magnifying-glass manual zoom
also works in the edit uvw window

Website and Portfolio

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5/20/2009 9:15:12 AM (last edit: 5/20/2009 9:16:03 AM)
show user profile  mumuyu1717
So Many shortcuts i dont know~~~
thx =========3D Model Free==========
~~~~~Thousand of Models R waiting for U~~~~~~
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5/26/2009 1:18:22 AM (last edit: 5/26/2009 1:18:22 AM)
show user profile  s_purs
Shift+C and Shift+L hides and unhides the icons for the Cameras and Lights respectively (but doesnt turn them off/deactivate them)- great when you have 70 odd lights and dont want them to be in the way of veiwing things
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7/13/2009 10:36:13 AM (last edit: 7/13/2009 10:36:13 AM)
show user profile  Vivifyer
Max 2009 related.

customise your shortcut keys and point CTRL+H or just H to ‘Selection Floater’.

Not only will you be amazed by the simplistic design of the old school lister, but you may note that it can now stay open at all times and you can see your selections changing in real time!

Vivifyer - Lastpixel

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7/16/2009 11:22:09 PM (last edit: 7/16/2009 11:22:09 PM)
show user profile  Chris123643
just found this out... for colour matching from a website, in the colour selector you can use the eyedropper external from max, click and hold the eyedropper anywhere in max and drag it out to somewhere else on your screen, a website for example. i used to enter the colours RGB values but there is no need!

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7/23/2009 5:14:35 AM (last edit: 7/23/2009 5:14:35 AM)
show user profile  K-tonne
there was a thread about edges not looking selected when they were that isn't showing up on any searches so i'll post it here
if an edge that's selected looks like it isn't or the edge is partially showing red but not all the way across the line you can convert to editable mesh and back to editable poly and it should be fine

Website and Portfolio

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8/5/2009 11:38:43 AM (last edit: 8/5/2009 11:38:43 AM)
show user profile  Garp
To display an object in wireframe in a shaded viewport without applying a wire material, you can use some layer features.

First, create a new layer that will be used just for that and, while it's active, run the following in the listener:
layermanager.current.display = #wireframe

Second, select the object(s) you want to see in wireframe, add it(them) to the layer and enter this:
$.displayByLayer = true

Et voilà!
When you're tired of it, you can always set the layer display property back to #viewport.

edit: Or select some objects and type:
$.displayByLayer = false

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11/26/2009 9:50:15 PM (last edit: 1/26/2010 1:15:25 PM)
show user profile  Duders
K-tonne > That was me :D Cheers. I found turning off Hardware shading fixed it so it may be a different issue.

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11/27/2009 6:21:51 PM (last edit: 11/27/2009 6:21:51 PM)
show user profile  LoyHogg
Since it's on the front page.

Right clicking on the undo arrow displays a history list.

Dunno if it's a general unknown or I just didn't know? Anyway thought I would share.

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1/6/2010 2:16:45 AM (last edit: 1/6/2010 2:16:45 AM)
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