Creating chamfer boxes


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Creating chamfer boxes

So, I am ready to start creating simple, primitive objects for this book shelf. Now you know I could create boxes for all the different parts of my bookshelf, but the problem with the box is that it doesn't have any bevels or chamfers to its edges. For example, I have got a reference box here and if I just select it and press the Z key, I can zoom in on that, and you will see that its edges are perfect. In other words, these polygons meet at a right angle, and there is a perfectly sharp edge here, razor sharp, and that's not terribly realistic because objects in the real world aren't like that, and there's always a little bit of a rounded corner or an angled corner on every surface. And we need that also in order to catch the light so that when it renders in our final production, it will look right.

So instead of using boxes to build up this shelf, I am going to use chamfer boxes. A chamfer box is a primitive that has built-in beveled edges. So I will go to the Create pa...

Creating chamfer boxes
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Creating chamfer boxes provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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