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Edit Spline, this modifier turns any parametric shape into an editable spline leaving the base object parameters available. It is important to note that edits done using the edit spline, as well as the edit poly, modifiers refer to the vertex numbering criteria established in the base object, when the number of subdivisions of the base object is altered, the modifier will still refer to the old numbering and will therefore produce unwanted artifacts.
Edit Poly, similarly to the edit spline modifier, when applied turns the selected object into an editable poly. Using edit poly modifier is usually preferable than just converting as it leaves the option to revert, if necessary, to the source object turning off or deleting the edit poly modifier in the stack. Note that when an object using the edit poly modifier needs to be represented with NURMS, the MeshSmooth modifier can be used for this purpose.
This chapter will introduce to the reader importing procedures and tools used when populating scenes with objects. Creating a new file and using Merge to acquire models from an oddly behaving MAX file is also sometimes used to revert to the default scene settings and effectively represents a valid alternative to time consuming scene settings troubleshooting sessions.
Imported drawings are often used as background reference or directly as splines to create geometry objects in the scene.
Files can be imported using Import or linked using the File Link Manager so that they can reflect any progress changes in the source file and be updated in the 3ds Max Scene.
Weld Nearby Vertices is used to close open splines on import. Note that, depending on the distance between vertices to be welded, there could be a noticeable change in the orientation of concurrent segments of the spline since the resulting vertex will be located at the center of the area or segment in the typical case of only two vertices defined by the location of all selected vertices within the specified weld threshold.
Spline rendering properties can be defined on mass for incoming splines. A list of layers is available to selectively import objects contained in specific AutoCAD layers. It is also important to note that imported AutoCAD blocks are translated into instances, see paragraph 2. It is worth mentioning that when 3ds Max Design models are used for visualization of massing volumetric entities, e. This work flow references the splines used in 3ds Max for visualization purposes via the File Link Manager to AutoCAD files, where polylines can be associated to tables with fields and formulas for area calculation.
Incremental transforms can be applied to clones created with array. The tool’s interface allows to control weather the clones will be created as copies, instances or references. Object Paint, found in the Graphite Modeling Tab, allows distributing clones or MR proxies of an object in the scene with brush settings such as random scatter, rotate and scale.
This tool is often used for landscape models, allowing organic distribution of natural features such as rocks, vegetation etc Mirror is a tool used to create symmetrical clones of objects. The clones will be placed at the specified Offset Distance. Similar result can be obtained using the Mirror Modifier producing one single object where symmetry is applied on sub- object selections.
Clones can be arranged on paths using a total number of clones or a spacing value. The Snapshot Tool is used to create clones of animated objects at individual or multiple frames with an option to convert clones to mesh objects.
The Measure Distance Tool is used to measure the distance between scene features, it is usually used with Snaps on and it reports the resulting value inside the MAXscript Listener F The Rename Objects Tool provides a dialog for renaming of multiple objects using prefix, suffix and numbering. Collapse is a utility that allows attaching a selection of multiple objects obtaining, as a result, one single mesh object.
Note that the boolean option is available, often used to remove self-intersecting surfaces that would result by the union of intersecting operands; the main difference with using boolean compound objects is that, with collapse the resulting object, being converted into a mesh, does not allow further editing of the boolean operands.
Measure is a utility that reports the surface area, volume and center of mass of one or a selection of geometry objects and cumulative length of selected shapes. Results can be pinned on a floater window. Reset X-Form is a utility used to remove all Rotation and Scale values from selected objects pushing those transforms in an XForm modifier and align object pivot points and bounding boxes with the World coordinate system.
The XForm modifier can then be deleted or turned off to reset the object’s rotate and scale transforms. Note that the hotkey is available only when a numeric field has been activated left click inside a field. Consult the 3ds Max Design Help File to learn about Expression Techniques that can be used with the expression evaluator.
A library of material templates is also available to provide a solid starting point for subsequent materials creation. The material assignment can then be revised during the subsequent stages and finalized for the production of final renderings. Materials are assigned to selected objects using the appropriate Assign Material button on the Material Editor M.
The material editor can be used in two modes: Slate and Compact. The slate material editor allows advanced visualization of the material’s levels and structure. The compact material editor is a simplified version of the slate material editor. Both modes allow editing the same material’s parameters. Selection of a material for editing is accomplished selecting the corresponding Sample Slot in the material editor.
Sample slots are rendered views showing the material applied to a sample object. When a material is selected it is possible to adjust its parameters in the dedicated portion of the material editor, the appearance of the material in the material slot is updated in real time. Double clicking on a sample slot will open a standalone re-sizable slot. Solid white triangles at the corners of a sample slot indicate that the material is applied to the selected object in the scene, gray triangles indicate that the material is used in the scene but it is not applied to the selected objects or no objects are selected, lastly, the absence of triangles in the slot indicates that the material is not used in the scene.
A number of ready-to-use material library files are included in the installation folder of 3ds Max. A material used by an object in the scene can be displayed in any slot of the material editor simply using the Pick Material from Object button4.
Material Editor Settings are available such as the number and size of sample slots and using preview objects other than spheres. The material editor uses a tree structure organization for navigating through specific material’s levels. An important interface item used when navigating and editing materials using the Compact Material Editor is the Go to Parent button, located on the right side of the material editor’s toolbar; when navigating through material’s levels, e.
When assigning placeholder materials or when the material specification has not yet been finalized in the project, it is advisable to choose a basic finish template like Matte, Pearl and Glossy from the dedicated pull down menu. Reflection can be controlled setting appropriate values of Reflectivity and Glossines. The Special Effects rollout provides control for Ambient Occlusion, a shading rendering method that allows to simulate real world light distribution in areas of the model prevented to receive light by surrounding geometry and Round Corners, a Material Effect that simulates rounded edges.
The Self-Illumination Glow rollout is used for materials of light-emitting objects, the feature needs to be enabled under Glow Options, Illuminates the Scene using Final Gathering see 8. The blend material is often used for tiled surfaces in order to render tiles and grout using two different materials with the Tiles procedural map used as a mask.
It is important to note here that, in order to be able to conduct a Lighting Analysis on the model see 8. Maps are controlled with the material editor using the General Maps rollout and can also be used to simulate complex geometry and surface geometric patterns on objects when using Bump maps and Displacement maps. The opacity level of a material can be determined according to the corresponding map’s pixels gray scale values using a general Cutout map.
Mapping Coordinates are used to control the placement, orientation and scale of maps onto the object’s geometry, these are specified using the U, V and W directions respectively used for horizontal, vertical and depth dimensions of the object.
Primitive objects have default mapping coordinates. After conversion, editable poly and mesh objects inherit these coordinates but often require further adjustment, this is usually accomplished using the UVW Map Modifier. With the UVW Map Modifier the user can control the size of maps and the mapping method plane, cylindrical spherical and box.
It is important to note that the final scale of the map as represented in viewports and renderings is determined by the combination of parameters set in the material editor under map scale and offset and the UVW map modifier. One noticeable advantage of using procedural maps is that they can usually produce less repetitive textures than using bitmaps.
Tiles is one of the most popular type of procedural maps; it provides Standard Control of the tiling pattern with preset types and Advanced Controls for the nominal size, number and fade variance of tiles and size of the grout. Maps can be displayed in viewports using the Show Shaded Material in Viewport button found on the material editor’s toolbar, this is particularly useful when adjusting UVW coordinates using the UVW map modifier and when tracing on background bitmaps e.
The Unwrap UVW Modifier is a relatively complex tool, mainly used to assign mapping coordinates to sub-object selections, it is mentioned in this handbook since it provides functionality for unfolding surfaces, a task used in the design of building envelopes. Using the unwrap modifier the user will be able to quickly generate diagrams that can be scaled appropriately and used to make physical models, using 3ds Max geometry as reference.
Values for these two properties of 3ds Max materials are displayed in the material editor and can be fine tuned using the Value parameter in the Diffuse Color Selector Reflectance and the Transparency Value in the Refraction section of the material editor Transmittance. The reflectance value has a strong impact on the overall decay of the light in an indoor environment and the transmittance is crucial for architectural glass affecting the actual amount of daylight entering through the openings 5.
This chapter will provide information on how to light a scene using both artificial and natural lighting, matching any lighting fixtures layouts and the building’s site location and orientation when preparing the scene for the production of photo realistic renderings and lighting analysis. Default lights are not physically accurate, do not cast shadows in rendered images and are automatically switched off when a light object is created in the scene.
For architectural visualization it is strongly advised to always use photometric lights that are physically accurate and required for Lighting Analysis see 8.
When working with photometric lights it is crucial to maintain a congruent relationship with space dimensions. Two types of photometric lights can be used to simulate real world artificial lights: Target Light and Free Light.
The only difference between the two being that the orientation of the light object is in the first case determined by the relative position of the light and its target, in the second case by the rotation transforms applied to the object. Both target light and free light come with a list of templates with specific types of bulb and allow using industry-standard photometric files.
LTLI file formats to match the light distribution of specific light fixtures. The light distribution of Target and Free lights can also be defined more generally using Spherical Diffuse casting light in all directions or Uniform Diffuse casting light in one hemisphere only.
The object used to simulate the real world lighting contribution due to the sun and the sky is the Daylight System which can be found in the create panel under systems. The daylight system is an assembly that includes two lights, the sky and the sun, and a compass that can be rotated to allow the user to exactly match the project’s site orientation. Location, time and date can be controlled in two ways: using the motion panel or specifying a Weather Data File.
Both methods lead to reliable results, weather data files. The Mental Ray Sky Portal is a light object used in combination with the daylight system to visually improve the distribution of daylight entering through the model’s openings. Mental Ray sky portals are therefore placed at all exterior openings in rooms where an interior rendering needs to be produced. It is advised to take advantage of the autogrid option when creating sky portals, this will allow setting the temporary grid parallel to the wall’s vertical surface and using snaps to vertex on walls or windows in order to match the exact size and proportions of the opening.
Note that it is not advised to use Mental Ray Sky Portals when conducting a Lighting Analysis on the model as they add an unrealistic direct lighting component to the luminance values recorded at light meters locations see 8.
An important feature of all light objects are Shadows, these can be of different types: Raytraced, Area, Map and the Mental Ray version of Area and Map shadows. In general Map shadows render faster than Raytraced but the speed is provided at the cost of accuracy and they do not take into account transparency of materials using general cutout maps. Raytraced shadows are used in most situations they are also required when conducting Lighting Analysis , the shadow optimization parameter Shadow Ray Bias is used to move the shadow toward or away from the shadow-casting object and the Max Quadtree Depth default value is 7 can be used to decrease rendering time when set to values between 8 and 10; the default values for both parameters are often accepted.
Light objects are non-renderable unless the specific option Light Shape Visible in Rendering is checked, this option is often used with ceiling lights. When the geometry of the lighting fixture is visible in the scene the component objects of the model of the light fixture are usually grouped together with the corresponding light object so that the entire unit can be moved, rotated and cloned, see 2.
Light objects are typically used to simulate the distribution of light in a given environment, the Lighting Analysis Assistant can provide the user with calculated luminance data at specific scene locations to be used to assist with further adjustments to the quantity, location and type of lights and to support the design of lighting layouts and other important aspects of a project e. Two types of cameras are available: Target Camera and Free Camera, the only difference between the two consisting, as already seen with target lights and free lights, in the method used to set the orientation.
A camera can be created in the scene as any other object, using the create panel or using the hotkey Ctrl-C on a viewport set on perspective view. The view corresponding to any camera in the scene can be obtained setting the selected viewport to Camera C. It is always advised to render scenes using cameras rather than viewports set on perspective view.
The suggested work flow for creating cameras is to navigate through the model using the navigation shortcuts presented in chapter 1, in combination with selection of objects and zooming to the extents of selected Z — transparent navigation technique also used for the modeling work flow — until a desired view angle is found and the area of interest is adequately represented, the hotkey Ctrl- C will allow the user to create a camera with parameters automatically adjusted to reflect the perspective view obtained navigating the scene.
After a camera is created, its parameters can be edited via the modify panel. The most relevant parameters are: FOV, used to set the Field of View measured in degrees or, alternatively setting the Lens Size in millimeters or using Stock Lenses to obtain standard real world lens sizes note that values of FOV can be adjusted also on perspective views, interactively using the Field-of-View button, or with the Viewport Configuration dialog found under the Views Menu.
Clipping Planes can be used to limit the representation of the scene, as seen through the camera, to portions comprised between two parallel planes normal to the camera. Multi- Pass effects can be enabled and adjusted for specific cameras such as Depth of Field, a gradual decrease of sharpness with the distance from a specified point placed along an axis orthogonal to the lens plane and Motion Blur, an effect used with objects in motion to simulate the effect of real world cameras shutter speed.
The Camera Correction Modifier can be applied to cameras in order to constrain the plane of representation to be vertical, showing parallel vertical lines, as often required with architectural renderings parallax. Rather than editing its parameters, this modifier is usually deleted from the stack and applied again when changing location and orientation of a camera.
Cameras can be used for orthographic projections, e. In architectural visualization it is sometimes required to match the camera angle and location of a picture in order to superimpose the project’s rendering on the image of the context, e.
The Camera Match Utility is used for this purpose; the procedure requires the following steps: loading a bitmap of the picture as a background for the renderer, loading the same bitmap as a background for the viewport, identifying five features not contained in the same plane such as context buildings corners that can be identified inside the model, creating five helper objects Camera Points to be referenced to the previously identified five features of the bitmap and the last step which is accomplished using the camera match utility, found in the utilities panel, to create the camera with position, orientation and FOV corresponding to the real world camera originally used for the picture.
The rendered image is then saved with alpha channel to be used as a layer with image compositing post-production software. With time and practice the user will develop a sensitivity in regards to objects resolution in relationship to given project requirements and work hours budgets. Important aspects of the production of renderings using Mental Ray Renderer are presented in this chapter. The process of creating Mental Ray proxy objects involves the following steps: creating the source object, creating the Mental Ray proxy object listed under the Mental Ray category of geometry objects in the create panel and then, with the proxy object selected, assigning a Source Object using the relative button in the modify panel, note that this last step requires also creating a rendering asset at a desired location on the network using the Write Object to File button.
Clones can be created from and materials can be assigned to MR Proxy Objects as with any other 3ds Max objects. When using Mental Ray as the rendering engine, the mr Photographic Exposure Control is advised to be used. This type of exposure control can be adjusted using a single Exposure Value parameter or extended Photographic Exposure control parameters that are similar to those available with real world cameras. In the same panel, exposure control parameters can be adjusted while a Render Preview is updated in real-time.
Mental Ray Renderer is recommended to be used at all times. The following Mental Ray parameters are usually adjusted or reviewed when preparing a scene for the production of renderings: Global Tuning Parameters are used to set the desired level of precision of Soft Shadows and Glossy Reflections and Refractions. Default values for these parameters are often accepted but can be increased for production renderings.
Sampling Quality defines the type and quality of the antialiasing method to be used, parameters can be adjusted as the minimum and maximum number of Samples per Pixel and the Filter Type used to control the appearance of edges, e. Filter Type Width and Height control the size of the filtered area, increasing these values produces softer edges.
The number of samples per pixel has a strong impact on rendering time therefore it is advised to use low values for preview renderings, higher values are usually used for final production renderings. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Telegram. Close Search for. Loading Comments Email Required Name Required Website.
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Thank you. Following are the salient features of this book : Consists of 18 chapters and 1 project that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering various aspects of modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation. The author has followed the tutorial approach to explain various concepts of modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation.
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Then, find out how to construct hierarchies, add cameras and lights to a scene, and animate with keyframes. Topics include: — Customizing and configuring the interface — Selecting, duplicating, and editing objects — Working with sub-objects in the modifier stack — Performing polygonal and subdivision surface modeling — Freeform dpf and sculpting — Modeling with splines and NURBS — Linking objects in hierarchies — Framing shots with cameras — Creating and editing keyframes — Pdd lights and shadows — Building materials — Mapping textures — Rendering sequences.
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