Selectively hide geometry by distance in viewport.
- [Narrator] Viewport clipping is a really useful…technique for isolating objects in a scene based upon…distance to a camera or a viewport.…In this example, I have a Cactus plant that I want to…place upon the kitchen counter here and because I don't…have any lighting or shadows in the view, it's a little…challenging to place the object in the camera view here.…I'll click on that; it's a group; select the move tool…and move it up and down in world space…and it's just a little bit difficult for me…to know where the surfaces are.…
Viewport clipping gives a way to visualize…this very precisely in an orthographic panel.…Specifically, in this case, in the left view; let's go…over there; I've still got the Cactus group selected.…Right click in the left viewport to activate…the viewport without losing the selection.…Zoom in on the selected group with the keyboard shortcut…which is z or zed and now we back just a little bit…with the mouse wheel and position the view with the middle…mouse button and once again it's a little difficult…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Improving productivity in the viewports
- Customizing display and camera options
- Rigging a camera for animation
- Controlling and keyframing rotations
- Prioritizing pan, tilt, and roll axis order
- Keyframing camera movement such as pan and dolly
- Keyframing compound camera movement
- Animating a camera crane or jib arm
- Animating a walk-through with Path Constraint
- Projecting an isometric view
- Defining motion blur parameters
- Blurring by distance with depth of field
Skill Level Advanced
3ds Max 2017 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross9h 50m Appropriate for all
3ds Max: Advanced Materials (2017)with Aaron F. Ross2h 34m Intermediate
3ds Max: Advanced Lighting (2017)with Aaron F. Ross2h 52m Advanced
1. Viewport Tips and Tricks
2. Working with Cameras
3. Rigging and Animation
4. Compound Camera Animation
5. Special Effects
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