Learn how to import third party data into 3ds Max. This video covers the process of importing data from third party sources as well as from other Autodesk software. George imports data from AutoCAD as well as from an FBX file. He goes over the various import options as well as import strategies.
- [Instructor] There are many time when you'll need to work…with outside applications with 3ds Max.…And in those cases you may need to import or link…to those other data files.…So we can do all of this through the File menu,…so if I go over here to the top left corner,…you'll see that we have an Import option.…Now we have a number of sub-options here,…the first is our standard Import,…which allows us to bring nonnative file formats…into 3ds Max.…
We also have a Merge and Replace,…which allows you to work with .MAX files.…In addition to this, we can also link to third party data,…or actually Autodesk generated data.…We can Link to a Revit file,…we can Link to an FBX file,…or an AutoCAD file.…Now these will be live links,…so if those files update,…the data will change within Max as well.…
So if we want to import data,…all we have to do is go into Import, and this will bring us…into our import folder in our project.…Now I have two different types of data,…I have a drawing file from AutoCAD of an eBike,…so let's go ahead and just select that, and select Open.…
This course isn't designed to teach you the basics, but to help you refresh your 3ds Max skills and prepare for the exam topics. Once you're finished with the course, you can feel confident taking the 3ds Max Certified Professional exam.
- What is 3ds Max certification?
- Importing data
- Using scenes
- Configuring viewports
- Transforming, duplicating, and cloning objects
- Polygonal modeling
- Editing splines
- Setting up cameras and lighting
- Working with materials
- Rendering scenes
- Animating models
- Rigging characters
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: working with camera settings and FOV, understanding standard light types, using the Slate Material Editor, understanding standard materials, understanding Arnold materials, and assigning 3ds Max renderers.
1. Certification Basics
Using the Certiport website1m 27s
2. Fundamental 3ds Max Skills
3. Modeling Tools in 3ds Max
4. Cameras and Lighting
5. Materials and Shading
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