3ds Max Modeling Tutorial: Basics

In this video we will cover the basics of modeling, lighting, and rendering a basic object in 3ds max.

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Viewport Fix:
I Don’t want to have to copy and paste this in every comment box, so I am just going to post it once here. In case you are having trouble previewing the lighting

1) Go to the upper left of the viewport where it looks like “[+] [Perspective] [Realistic]” And make sure the right option is set to realistic (in newer versions it might be called “DX Mode”)

2) If that does not fix it, click on the far right option (should be set to “Realistic”) and under “Lighting and shadows” make sure “Illuminate with scene lights” is checked, as well as “Shadows.”

If that does not fix it, reply to the comment where I told you to to look at the description 😛

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Mental Ray fix:
1): run the installation again and download the plugins you didn’t install the first time.(No need to click any links or something just run the installation and you are gonna see some boxes. Tick all of them.)
2): If the first one didn’t work for you go on this link: https://autodesk.app.box.com/s/ta5nhuzn8qwqgsbzzckexm1atpqv5byc
Don’t worry its from the official website of autodesk. No viruses :P. Once you download it extract it somewhere and click on this: Mentalray2017.msi. When the installation is complete you are gonna have the mental ray ( and iray renderer)

Comments

Kazzux says:

good tutorial, here’s the result http://imgur.com/IRnC5OW

Alex Muirrhead says:

my cyclinder comes out pointing upwards not across anyway to sort this?

TechLife says:

thank you so much for your hard work sir

jonny11995 says:

I don’t have the mental ray tab within the material editor. I think it’s because the Nvidia rendering option didn’t appear although I am using a Nvidia GPU :S

Balcythus Viking says:

where did
you learn

TheMajorN says:

Hey, instead of saying “pick operand” it says “add operand” and whenever I click the cylinder to add it, my sphere disappears.

Julio Moreno says:

sorry to be so noob, which description? in the menu bar?

Jordan Dae says:

Wow, so cool!

That RTSguy says:

its pretty important to learn vertex manipulation techniques though 😛

Dollar Lady says:

why do I have the material thing only for one object. you have all 3 10:36

TRK LOT says:

Nice tutorial thanks bro

Its Remi says:

i know this is a relatively old tutorial, but please reply: when I change the intensity of my light, it doesnt actually change, the scene is still as bright as 15,000 intensity, until i change it to 0 which obviously turns it off

TheVaelon says:

Excellent tutorial – clear, articulate and straight to the point.

LunaTheMidnightGamer says:

I’m using 3ds Max 2017, when I go to polygon select, and I select, it ends up jagged. Why is that?

Adelson Miragem says:

Show!!!

Logmetech says:

Excellent stuff

Patrick Colton says:

Excellent! Just subscribed, you put a lot of time and effort into these and it shows!

valentinus budiono says:

thank you

Julio Moreno says:

I am stock at 10min 5 secs I don’t have in my list the NVIDIA option in rendering although I have NVIDIA video card, I am using 3ds Max 2017 Thank you so much, so far I am ok I will say,

ZakkSmash says:

how do you leave something in the modifier list, like probooleon and switch to booleon

Hương Đoàn says:

Thank u very much. Nice work and very usefull lesson.

KAT says:

Thanks so much for this <3

Nathalia R says:

Thank you so much for this! You are amazing!!

Mr Remy Remmington says:

Also I out the light in but doesnt cast a light, whatsup

veyis veliyev says:

which version 3D max is this?

Mr Remy Remmington says:

After some fiddling I got the mental ray to work. When installing 3DS max 2017 and all the added programs, one of them has the Mental Ray check box that we overlook because its not expanded. You dont have to reinstall, so go to c>prog files>autodesk>3ds max 2017 then search Mentalray2017.msi. Double click that when it comes up and either it’ll automatically repair or install it, make sure 3DS max is closed obviously. Bam it worked.

Carlos Cunha says:

my ball is too blurry and the shadows too even tho i changed the samples, you know what might help ?

GMP STUDIOS says:

BOOLEAN!

TUKANG EDIT says:

waaw this good video

Revearn says:

what would be a good replacement of NVIDIA Render?

F Dinu says:

you are great bro !

SATISH CHANDRA Bangalore says:

Thank YOu Zach Hixon. Your explanation is excellent. When ever you pick up a new tool you are explaining first what you need, to do that what tool to pickup along with tool explanation. This is great.

PAK TV Dramas Entertainment says:

3ds max writing by pen tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJpx4GUgV0M

Aneesh Makoon says:

Great Job man Thaks a lot

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