How to Use the Real-World Map Size Option in 3DS Max


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Using the Real-World Map Size option

3ds Max has a very useful feature for scaling the UVW Map and it's called Real-World Map Size, you'll find it down in the parameters of the UVW Map Modifier and I can tick that on. Now that's only half of it. Once I've turned that on I also need to turn on the corresponding switch in the Material Editor. You need to open up that Material Editor, go to the material and I'll need to go to the Map, and it is currently shown here, and in the Coordinates rollout for that map I will need to enable Real- World Scale and then give it some size, let's say 20'x20'.

And once I've done that, now each one of these tiles is exactly 20 feet. Don't be distracted by the fact that this is reading out as 19 feet and 12 inches, that's just little bit of a quirk of the program. This is a very, very useful technique, because especially for architectural scenes it might be useful for me to have a sample that's, you know, a piece of masonry that's maybe 3 feet on ...

Using the Real-World Map Size option
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Using the Real-World Map Size option provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2013 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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