Learn how to copy an object as identical instances.
- [Instructor] An instance is a copy of an object … that shares all that object's parameters … and it's almost like having something … be in more than once place at one time. … We'll use that to create multiple copies … of the propeller and still preserve … the modifier stack, which will be shared … among all of the objects. … Let's start by renaming the propeller, … select it, and in the create or modify panel, … in its name field, let's just rename it propeller … oh one and press enter. … Let's now position it where we need it to be. … Grab the move tool and plug in some values. … Down here at the bottom of the screen … we have the transform type in area. … Let's give it an x position of 10 centimeters. … Press tab, give it a y position of 10 centimeters … and press enter. … We want to move it up off the ground plane. … As I tumble around with alt and middle mouse … we can see that it's siting right on the ground plane. … Let's move it up by setting the z axis value … to three centimeters. …
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Application workspace and preferences
- Navigating in viewports
- Modeling with primitives and modifiers
- Editable Poly modeling tools
- Lighting with photometrics and daylight
- Shading surfaces with materials
- Mapping textures
- Scene organization with Layers and Groups
- Linking objects in hierarchies
- Creating keyframes
- Editing animation function curves
- Rendering an image sequence
Skill Level Beginner
3ds Max 2020 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross10h 55m Beginner
3ds Max 2019: Advanced Lightingwith Aaron F. Ross3h 36m Advanced
3ds Max 2019: Advanced Materialswith Aaron F. Ross2h 37m Advanced
Using the exercise files1m 35s
1. First Steps
3. Shading and Materials
5. Layout and Animation
Next steps1m 17s
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