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12 Oct, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
12 Oct, 2017 # CPU for 3d rendering: FX-8350 vs FX-9370 vs i7-4790K vs i7-5820K
Alexey, I hope the delidding will give you an advantage in TurboBoost and better overclocking, if you opt for that. I can confirm that out-of-the-box i7-4790K reaches peak temperatures very easily: I couldn't overclock mine even a tiny bit with monstrous Thermalright Macho cooler. While being the 3 years old CPU, Intel® Core™ i7-4790K still has high-end overall performance, and is in the Top 10 of the most powerful CPUs in single-thread performance by today.

12 Oct, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
10 Oct, 2017 # Re: Best Mouse for 3ds Max on 4K
I have used Razer Death Adder 2013 WoT 6400DPI mentioned here for about two years, and the middle button have failed today. It does nothing when I press wheel anymore, despite I hear distinct mechanical click sound. There is a rumour that you can disassemble the mouse and clean it - will leave this option for future. Got A4Tech Bloody R8 Wireless instead. If someone interested, I can share my opinion on its usage with 109ppi display setup.

7 Oct, 2017 Svetlana
7 Oct, 2017 # Re: 3ds Max arrows gone! Help!
Thank you, Alexey! I only worked with the 3rd item.

12 Oct, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
2 Oct, 2017 # Re: Best CPU for 3ds Max, May 2017
Kirill, CPUs have a lot of characteristics that affect their performance. The number of threads has the least impact on the production-rendering speed. Moreover, oddly enough, in many situations, this impact is negative because of the time it takes to join the results of separate calculations. Because of the insignificant difference, as a rule, this characteristic is neglected when choosing a render machine. To put it simply: It is not about the threads, when rendering.

27 Sep, 2017 Hedges666
27 Sep, 2017 # Re: Problems in the 3ds Max viewport
"" ... I'm here wondering which viewport mode is for those who have it shifted ... "" Here, in the exact order, in Orthographic mode, I have this whistle with the viewport going on, but in Perspectiva there. Back in 2015 on Autodesk community this trab was described, and it seems like, the people decided this trouble, after reinstalling .Net Framework

19 Sep, 2017 Anastasiya
19 Sep, 2017 # Re: Drawing with size labels in 3ds max
This is genius!!! Thanks to the author of the Plugin and to everyone who helped to find and install !!!

18 Sep, 2017 Sergey
18 Sep, 2017 # Re: Downloaded 3d model is displayed black
What to do if after pressing the button extrude the text does not appear

15 Sep, 2017 Cyber4ainik
15 Sep, 2017 # Re: Getting alpha channel in V-Ray
By the way, here is the above dude with a mirror picture spread with a question. In short, who can benefit from it. For each object, in addition to the transparent material, you can manually register its effect on the alpha channel. right click on the object, then v-ray properties, and on the right there is an alpha contribution at the top - default = 1, can be reduced to 0

15 Sep, 2017 Cyber4ainik
15 Sep, 2017 # Re: Site is in the testing mode
It's cool. Here the avatar generator) Generally an interesting forum

4 Sep, 2017 Anastasiya
4 Sep, 2017 # Re: Why are reverse sides of polygons transparent?
At me Bacface Cull it is not necessary and vseravno varies transparency of object depending on a corner prostomtra. For the first time such.

1 Sep, 2017 evgeniya
1 Sep, 2017 # Re: How to save or move render settings to another scene
Yes I do not have a preset button either, what should I do?

29 Aug, 2017 RUCHI
29 Aug, 2017 # Re: 360 panorama in 3ds Max tutorial

23 Aug, 2017
23 Aug, 2017 # Re: 3d rendering and modeling price [Eastern Europe]
How do you estimate the cost of works on modeling, on these examples

23 Aug, 2017 Anton (Staff Author)
23 Aug, 2017 # Re: How to Render a Transparent Object on a Transparent Background
Hi Vitaly,   Sorry for BIIIIIIG delay. Hope you already found answer on to your question. Anyway, it is the widespread topic, so I’ll explain how to get glass render with transparency.   There are three common things you need to know: 1) There is no actual transparency in raster files. Transparency effect is achieved only thanks to additional b/w «alpha» mask. Even in «naturally» transparent formats, *.png for example, the alpha mask is implicitly built-in. Every time you open up a transparent image, the image viewer is forcibly applying build-in alpha mask on main image and you see it as the image with transparency as the result.   2) By default, the materials alpha generation is turned off in material settings, so to add material alpha information on general render alpha channel you need to turn it on in material settings. &n

12 Oct, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
23 Aug, 2017 # Re: Choosing PC for 3ds Max and CG, 2017
Toliand, Speaking about AMD FX-8350 and its neigbours, generic rendering, and the need in single node, it is still good. Its price is constantly adopting to the market to be most attractive. But in any other situation, you may want to look on $200+ Ryzens.

20 Aug, 2017 gus_ann (3dsmax vray expert)
20 Aug, 2017 # Re: Realistic Sofa Creation in 3ds Max, Marvelous Designer, V-Ray from scratch
Dasha hello. It's not quite clear what buttons you do not have and why, in your screenshot, not a single toolbar has been captured. I have only to guess the current state of affairs. As in any program, Marvelouse Designer has toolbars that you can show or hide. In order to display lines of stitching (in your post "folds "πŸ˜‰, you must turn on their display like this: In order for additional tools and buttons to appear, you also need to turn them on here (2d- is responsible for the nesting window, 3d for tools in the 3d view window) At the expense of defrosting - you've got it right. The lower frozen areas should now perform the role of avatar, keep on their sewn on canvas. And the upper ones must be defrosted and simulated with inflation.

4 Aug, 2017 Valeriy
4 Aug, 2017 # Re: Import various formats to 3ds Max
Good afternoon! Help, please, urgently need help. What formats of 3D models from the program CATIA V5R21 supports the program 3D studio max 2017?

1 Aug, 2017 Anna
1 Aug, 2017 # Re: Modeling room in 3ds Max and interior rendering in V-Ray - Part 3
Good afternoon! Thank you for such a detailed lesson, everything turns out! But here's the problem, the images with the final settings can not open in good resolution. What should I do for this? Thank you in advance!

30 Jul, 2017 Yuliya
30 Jul, 2017 # Re: The 3ds scene file size increases after each save
Thank you so much! Really helped!

26 Jul, 2017 Vladimir
26 Jul, 2017 # Re: Polygons smoothing on 3ds max models
Ilya_sp Thank you very much, helped, +10 to karma

20 Jul, 2017 yura.
20 Jul, 2017 # Re: Standard and IES lights in V-Ray
Tell me, how is this done? I downloaded the model of the lamp in it a photometric with a tagget. I turn the lamp in the desired direction, and with it the photometric with the target is rotated in the same direction.

12 Oct, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
20 Jul, 2017 # Re: Set up AutoSave in 3ds Max
Irina, for example, in me In 3ds Max 2017, the auto-save time is set in minutes: Backup Interval (minutes). 5 minutes with SSD and optimized scenes is absolutely acceptable. (300 seconds = the same 5 minutes)

20 Jul, 2017 Aleksey
20 Jul, 2017 # Re: DMC Sampler Vray tutorial
Thank you for the lesson!

16 Jul, 2017 Viktoriya
16 Jul, 2017 # Re: Technical problems with 3d Max viewport. Scene display bugs
I downloaded the student version of 3ds Max 2017 and can not switch to Realistic mode. When you press F3 instead of it, the Default Shading mode is turned on, this mode is also absent in the drop-down menu. I tried again to re-assign the hotkey - it still does not turn on. What's the matter?

12 Oct, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
8 Jul, 2017 # Re: Unwrap in 3ds Max: texturing complex models
Alexey, You shouldnt expect anything good from Flatten Mapping. It works just like this: spreads every flat face along a template, well, not taking care of the seams, the integrity, or the location of the neighboring pieces. For a good mapping, you will have to use a more efficient tool. In 3ds Max, this is the Pelt technique of the Unwrap UVW modifier, or the old-school manual unwrapping by the means of selection of the desired general logical piece, the application of the planar projection onto it, sewing them to the desired place. Also, there are very good 100% automatic unwrappers in other software products.

6 Jul, 2017 Masloff
6 Jul, 2017 # Re: Modeling Roman curtains: Marvelous Designer - Part 1
Many thanks for the tutor! Guys, tell me why has the lesson on retopology disappeared?

6 Jul, 2017 Ilshat
6 Jul, 2017 # Re: Lampshade with cutouts modeling
I understood you, thanks for the solution, I wouldn't do that without your help πŸ™‚

25 Jun, 2017 Yuriy
25 Jun, 2017 # Re: Subdivision Surface: tips and tricks of SubD modeling
It turned out quite neatly! Once again many thanks for the help.

21 Jun, 2017 gus_ann
21 Jun, 2017 # Re: Modeling room in 3ds Max and interior rendering in V-Ray - Part 1
Love, you most likely get turned out normals, you need to select all polygons and in Editablr Poly mode, click on these Flip polygons. Stas, you do not have to get attached to a corner in this situation, you have to do the binding on the tops.

17 Jun, 2017 Oleg
17 Jun, 2017 # Re: Customizing 3ds Max UI
Hello.Help "teapot " to find the command panel disappeared in the 3ds max. Immediately I say that all the "jackdaws" are where they should be, but there is no panel.

10 Jun, 2017 Alena
10 Jun, 2017 # Re: Creation the Exterior Scene Tutorial - Part 4
Gus_ann hello.Thank you for your lesson. Please tell me, for the optimal settings - what values ​​to use - the new vray. In which case do I use Progressive, and in what case is Bucket and with which parameters (values)? Is there any information on the renderstuff where I can read about Progressive and / or Bucket in detail?

10 Jun, 2017 Alena
10 Jun, 2017 # Re: Antialiasing and Color mapping in VRay tutorial
Hello. Tell me please, the optimal settings - what values ​​in which case do you use Progressive or Bucket?

17 May, 2017 Inga
17 May, 2017 # Re: Hidden objects are being rendered in 3ds Max
Thank you !!!

15 May, 2017 Valentin
15 May, 2017 # Re: 3ds Max Missing Dlls
Good day to all! Who got the 3ds Max 2017/2018 without the plug-in installed V-Ray is dedicated ... If someone created the project in previous versions of Max with the plug-in installed and the V-Ray render settings applied, then pushing this project (scene) into the new Max without this plugin, Will receive such a message (Error Missing Dlls ... etc) and that later in the Material Editor in the window displaying the entire list of materials will see solid black windows. Even if you immediately create a new project, then the material editor will already be black. You can fix this only after restarting Mach for a new project with new default settings. The fact is that the project created in the previous version of Mach with the V-Ray plug-in prescribes its data, which in the new Mac without this plug-in will not be able to clean the project. It is solved in only one way. Put the version of Max in which the project was created and put the plug-in V-Ray to it. Run it in your project, call%... Sorry, but the rest

20 Aug, 2017 gus_ann (3dsmax vray expert)
13 May, 2017 # Re: How do you clean a PC from dust?
Hi, Anton, Maks! I have a question, how to clean your computer from dust and dirt. Well, as a matter of fact, you know my past efforts in the selection of the best PC, and the moment of its cleaning has come. PC begun to do the buzzing noise, so I've cleaned the grill where the air comes in. It doesn't buzz anymore, but I'm obsessed with cleaning... I open the case, and there ......... disaster ... Everything is covered with the dust or its consequences. I rubbed it with a super rag .... a little wet, and only there where I could reach. But they say that you can not do this. You can not wipe, with wet, you are not allowed to do anything there. I carried my previous PC to the computer service, they kind of cleaned, there was also a blue screen bug. Well, they did everything, cleaned everything, but the count of the native screws had lessen... That is not a most pleasent thing. Maybe if there is no vacuum cleaner with reverse blowing I should not even try? Can a hairdryer d

8 May, 2017 XeoniuMiX
8 May, 2017 # Re: GPU vs CPU rendering, 2017
When you see statement: ‘V-Ray will be render one 4K frame for about 2 hours while the Graphic Card will do this job for a ~30 minutes.’, especially on respected resources, you begin to wonder. Did I miss something???   Well, now I see what processor still the best choice for my renders. Thank you very much for the expanded answer and for the links! Went to read.

6 May, 2017 Pavel
6 May, 2017 # Re: How to save separate models from the 3ds Max scene
Thanks, I've found what I was looking for πŸ™‚

6 May, 2017 Yuriy Ye.
6 May, 2017 # Re: SSD tuning and how to save it from failure
2Maks That's right. Only I did not call to ignore all RECOMMENDATIONS. On the contrary, I encouraged and encourage everyone to follow the RECOMMENDATIONS, but not the techno-superstitions, rather the specific recommendations / requirements from the manufacturer of solid-state + information from microsoft. Well, the one's head does need to be turned off and it's always better to critically look on all the advices .. Even this one, mine πŸ˜‰

12 Oct, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
4 May, 2017 # Re: Embree support (V-Ray)
Since we know the new AMD Ryzen is capable of effective use of Embree, basing on the info kindly shared by sur-pur and Dreamer, we finally can do direct comparsion of Intels and AMDs! Let's define the rating of best CPUs for 3d rendering for today.   Please feel free to use this topic for discussion any questions regarding Embree support.

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