Using the Modify panel


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Using the Modify panel

Finally, if you want to change the shape of an object in 3ds Max, this will be done through the Modify panel. You'll need to select the object and go to the Modify panel in the Command panel. The Modify panel shows you the parameters of the selected object. So, for example, with this box selected, I have access to its Length, Width and Height parameters. The Modify panel as with other areas of 3ds Max is populated by these numeric fields.

To the right of those fields are spinners. So spinner lets me click to adjust that value. I can also click-and-hold my mouse, and that will continuously adjust that value. Or even better, I can click, hold, and drag to interactively adjust the value with a little bit more range. So, for example, I could click, hold, anddrag to increase the height of a box.

Of course, I can type in values to these fields as well. So if I wanted a perfect cube, I could select the length, type in a value, press Tab to go to the next field. Type in that same value and press...

Using the Modify panel
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Using the Modify panel provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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