How To Instance Material Sample Slots In 3Ds Max 2013


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Instancing material sample slots

Here is a really cool technique that will allow you to visualize a map independently of the material to which it is applied. All I need is an empty Sample Slot to do it. I have got my logoMaterial active and I'll just go down here and click on this Bump map button and drag it up to that empty Sample Slot. When I release the mouse button, I get a pop-up dialog asking, do you want an Instance or a Copy? And as we saw earlier in the course, an Instance is when something is in more than one place at a time, and that's exactly what I want here.

That way I can make changes to the map in this slot and it will also affect the material. Instance is what I want, click OK. Now I'm seeing a 2D representation of the Noise map. If you see something like this, that means you're working on a map and not a material, and in fact, you cannot assign a map directly to a model, you can only assign materials to models. So I can't actually drag this on to anything and expect that to work. How...

Instancing material sample slots
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Instancing material sample slots provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2013 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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