Managing the scene hierarchy


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Managing the scene hierarchy

Before we can have fun with lighting and materials, we'll need to do some more housekeeping on this CAD model. First, we need to set up the wire frame or object color. Right now if we press F3 we can see that some of the objects are wire frame outlined in white, and some in this cream color. Well, white's not a good color for an object, because white indicates that the object is selected in a wire frame view. What we want to do actually here is assign the color of the wires according to the object's display layer, and that way we can put multiple objects on a layer, and then change all of their colors at once, so we can see what we're dealing with.

To do this, what we need to do is select all of the geometry. And go over into the Command panel here. And you've got Name and Color in your Create panel. And click on the color swatch. And within here you'll see a button that says, By Object. That means that currently, the color of each object is determined by the object properties. I...

Managing the scene hierarchy
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Managing the scene hierarchy provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

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3D + Animation CAD
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3ds Max
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