Join Steve Nelle for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Viewport Canvas, part of 3ds Max 2011 New Features.
Although the viewport canvas was originally introduced in 3ds Max 2010,…the improvements and additional tools now available in version 2011 have many…calling the viewport canvas an entirely new feature.…In fact, its powerful new toolset actually rivals many of the best standalone 3D…packages on the market today.…Let's take a look at some of the new features using a file named Viewport Canvas.…Now in a nutshell, the viewport canvas allows you to interactively paint…directly on top of a 3D object.…
The toolset can be found on the Tools pull -down menu. Let's go ahead and grab them.…You'll find it about three quarters away down.…Now, although the dialog can be used as a floating window, why don't we instead…dock the tools on the left -hand side of our screen?…Okay, before we start setting things up, let's first talk about our…wireframe model real quick.…First off, you're going to want to make sure that the mesh has been selected…before attempting to use any of the tools.…Secondly, it's going to be important that you also apply mapping coordinates to…
- Using Caddies
- Slate Material Editor Overview
- Building a node-based shader
- Understanding the CAT (Character Animation Tools) plug-in
- Building and animating CATRigs
- Using the Viewport Canvas
- Rendering with the Quicksilver Hardware renderer
- Using the SketchUp importer
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Modeling Improvements
Using Caddies6m 29s
2. Texture and Material Enhancements
3. The CAT Character Animation System
4. Scene Management Enhancements
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