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29 May, 2017 Oleg
29 May, 2017 # Problems in the 3ds Max viewport
Dear 3Ds Max users, I ask for your help! The thing is that when I press the LMB on the "hand " (the movement / rotation tool), the window flips somewhere in an incomprehensible place when you press "Z " nothing happens, and so every time, so happens and With "free movement ". I ask for your help! Thank you in advance! Program: 3Ds Max 2017


28 May, 2017 Arc_fresky
28 May, 2017 # Re: Realistic Sofa Creation in 3ds Max, Marvelous Designer, V-Ray from scratch
WOW.......................thank Goodness I found this

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


17 May, 2017 gus_ann (3dsmax vray expert)
17 May, 2017 # Re: Scene file size increases after each save
The gus cleaned everything up, I had everything and there was not enough RAM, as I think, maybe the amount of the video card, maybe the buggy models were caught, which probably happened. There is an excellent plug Pure Scene, it cleans everything. It's new. Use !!!


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


14 May, 2017 Yuriy Ye.
14 May, 2017 # Re: Antialiasing and Color mapping in VRay tutorial
Good afternoon! The article is super! But it's been about 7 years and in the actual vray (v3 +) renderer a lot has changed. For example, the first time I could not figure out how to turn on the Adaptive subdivision image sampler mode and set the number of minsubspies equal to less than zero ... 🙂 Now the concept, as I understood it, "changed slightly" - less than 1 set It does not work out, but the Min Shading Rate parameter appeared (important, as I understand it) .. In short, a huge request, if possible, to update a single post with universal settings for a new engine - what is there for that now responds (without repetitions, only changes). Thank you in advance! 😉


17 May, 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

11 May, 2017 Aleksandr
11 May, 2017 # Re: Best CPU for 3ds Max, May 2017
For me, the 6800K will be more versatile, it costs $50 more than 7700K. There are more upgrade opportunities later to multi-core cpus.

11 May, 2017 DomoVoi
11 May, 2017 # Re: DMC Sampler Vray tutorial
The question is. But first - many thanks for your thoughtful and hard work. Having shoveled a huge number of tutors and forums, I came to the conclusion that your approach to explanations is ideal. From the bottom of my heart I recommend to collect all your works and lessons and release the BOOK IN PAPER. Now to the question. Why, for any kind of rendering of the general picture, does not it get the same result as when rendering the site? I emphasize - under the same, unchanging lighting conditions and camera. Those. The render of the scene is done, after which the site is displayed on the rendered screen and the render is repeated. And the difference is immediately noticeable. Naturally, I want to get the quality of the render on the site on the whole scene. At once I will tell, that to the professional to me it is far and for certain where that is wrongly adjusted rendering (as I think). BUT! On the site I like it !! And in its entirety - no!


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 🙂

14 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 😉

5 May, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
5 May, 2017 # Re: Choosing PC for 3ds Max and CG, 2017
Hi Ilya, As for the info from the Internet, the "easy" overclocking of i7-7700K would get you around 10% boost. The choosen Asus Z170-P is approximately as higher in price, as the easy overclocking potential of this PC. The same coolers that are capable of keeping the noise low with the 95W CPU with full TurboBoost, would probably withstand the overclocking by going into noisier mode. I think, they are $40-$50 models like Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, Thermaltake Riing Silent, be quiet! Shadow Rock 2. Not sure if you can really save any money here having the overclocking intent.    

5 May, 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.

25 Apr, 2017 Pernataya
25 Apr, 2017 # Re: Modeling room in 3ds Max and interior rendering in V-Ray - Part 3
The problem is in the riddle of the render and in its fuzziness, in principle, so that the rendering is not too much delayed. I will be glad to any constructive criticism about my renders


25 Apr, 2017 Anton (Staff Author)
25 Apr, 2017 # Re: Bronze material for Bell
I can assume that your bronze material has overly perfect look. Usually bronzeware is handmade, so realistic bell 3d model must have many imperfections such as dents from a hammer or green signs of oxidation. That means you need to add appropriate bump map and create oxidation zones on diffuse.

24 Apr, 2017 Ilya
24 Apr, 2017 # Re: Technical problems with 3d Max viewport. Scene display bugs
Good afternoon, there is such a problem with viewports - I deploy the viewport on the whole screen and it seems to be inactive, although it is selected, the zoom with the mouse wheel does not work, for example. You have to move the scene or click on the lcm window, then the wheel zooming starts to work. What could be the problem?


25 Apr, 2017 Anton (Staff Author)
20 Apr, 2017 # Re: LED strip in V-Ray
Hi Irina,   Since I’m not aware of what you have actually built with VRayLight, I can’t comment on why some of lights work and some don’t. I will just explain most practical options.   Easiest option starts from creating a small Sphere primitive. Apply VrayLightMtl on it and clone self-illuminated spheres wherever you want. To achieve better results, I advise you to activate Direct Illumination checkbox in material settings. It allows VrayLightMtl to not only shine bright and generate GI, it also make it generate direct light, as it is with VRayLight you used.   The more complicate and more realistic option is the imitating actual LED strip geometry. To do this, create a strip from long flat Box primitive, add few cross segments to it. Then convert Box primitive to Editable Poly and select every other polygon along one of the long flat sides. Extrude them and you will get LED’s on your stip. Assign material ID1 for the i

5 May, 2017 Maks (Staff Author)
19 Apr, 2017 # Re: Huge 4K TV for 3ds Max is a good choice!
Nikitakit, congratulations with such a great bargain!  As I understand, BDM4350UC is being sold as a monitor (not a TV) for a regular price around 800 USD and higher. The DisplayPort that available in this panel is a monitor-only feature, and it came handy as we can see. I personally use the onboard graphics ports on my MSI motherboard and can confirm some strange issues with them. Please feel free to share any info regarding the work on a large display, and other subjects of course.

19 Apr, 2017 Liza
19 Apr, 2017 # Re: Site is in the testing mode
It was better before, revert back

15 Apr, 2017 Sashga
15 Apr, 2017 # Re: Import various formats to 3ds Max
Hello. In the existing scene, I import a 3ds object (with the current scene saved). But after importing, only the most imported object is visible in the scene. What was in the scene before, can not be seen. Unhide All was pushing. Tell me, please, how to fix this situation.


15 Apr, 2017 Maksim Gorky
15 Apr, 2017 # Re: V-Ray Physical Camera quick setup, Mini-Tutorial
VERY GOOD !!! ðŸ™‚ Thanks! Olga, you do not have to create a new camera each time! Just select the camera itself, not its Target!

15 Apr, 2017 Dar
15 Apr, 2017 # Re: Lights gone in the 3ds Max scene
Thank you!!! 👍

15 Apr, 2017 nina
15 Apr, 2017 # Re: How to make Vray Mtl a default material
Help me with the same problem, but by default is set

15 Apr, 2017 Mila
15 Apr, 2017 # Re: Subdivs setting for VRay Sun and VRay lights
Thanks for answers!!!I tried a lot during this time, I picked up more or less parameters for myself, but the question remained open ...Interest is no longer the minimum settings, if only there was no noise, but from the experience of othersWhat is the maximum number of Subdivs you put on the sun, lights, materials ???? !!!For interiors and subject visualization.Need a superb image


15 Apr, 2017 Anastasiiya
15 Apr, 2017 # Re: An error has occurred and the application will now close - 3d Max & VRay
Such a problem. I use floor generator for floor texturing. And applying Unwrap UVW, when I select all polygons produces an error. _En error has occured and the apiacion will now close.


15 Apr, 2017 Varya
15 Apr, 2017 # Re: How to set texture paths in 3ds Max?
Many thanks for the article! 👍

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20 Feb, 2017 # Re: Terms of Service
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25 Apr, 2017 Anton (Staff Author)
24 Jan, 2017 # Re: Creating laquered timber material in V-Ray
With the clarity of the texture on the renderer, it's not so simple. The fact is that the renderer does not basically render the texture "pixel-to-pixel", by and large, it generally does not have such a thing as a pixel texture. Render - this is the tracing (emission) of rays to objects of the scene, falling into the camera and the formation of color pixels of the final rendering, depending on what "see" the rays at the point of impact.


20 Jan, 2017 Serega
20 Jan, 2017 # Re: How to make selected object transparent in the viewport
Many thanks! I've spent two nights looking for this function

18 Jan, 2017 Karina
18 Jan, 2017 # Re: Exterior Rendering with V-Ray
Hello! Tell me please. Do exterior visualization, I tried to use the settings of some of the lessons learned from your own site. It turns is this: How to make the picture sharper and vibrant? In Photoshop, you can, but it turns out not quite the way we would like, and probably more correct to achieve results by using the render settings. Add the brightness of the sky / sun - it gets washed out but still some dull ..



13 Jan, 2017 Vasiliy
13 Jan, 2017 # Re: VRayLightMtl wont display in viewport
Thanks for the advice! Helped!


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