Join Randi Derakhshani for an in-depth discussion in this video Scene units, part of Getting Started with 3ds Max.
In this video, we will learn how units of measurement work in 3ds Max, and how to …set your scene units to what you need for your scene, such as using inches, feet, …centimeters and so on. In this 3ds Max scene I've created a box. …Selecting the box and going to the Modify panel, I can take a look at what the size …or the parameters of the box are. It says here that the length is ten, the …width is ten, and the height is ten. What is this number represent.…
Inches, centimeters? Some mystery generic unit? …Well in Max, all the units are set up as inches, that is the default. …Now, what if I'm not working in inches? If I'm in Europe and I'm doing some 3D …work for a film. It's pretty common in Europe to work in …centimeters, so I need to be able to adjust my units of measurement. …I going to go up to the Customize menu, go to the Unit Setup.…
In the Unit Setup, this area here is where we adjust the Display Unit Setup. …The Display Unit is what we see here, like in the Modify panel. …Does it tell us just that it's a generic number here, or does it say centimeter …
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