Join Steve Nelle for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Render Surface map, part of 3ds Max 2010 New Features.
Another new feature in 2010 is the Render Surface Map utility which provides a…set of tools for creating bitmap images based on an object's UVW-Mapping. Those…bitmaps can be used to either analyze the structure and makeup of an object's…surface or it can be applied as a material mask in the hopes of creating a more…realistic skin for an object.…To show how the new feature works, I'll be using a file named Render Surface…Map. Let's go ahead and first select our object which can be any editable poly.…Now we'll go up to the Rendering pull- down menu, and choose Render Surface Map.…
When the dialog opens, you will first want to choose the size and resolution…for the map you are creating. There is a handy drop-down list, so you can…choose from to make things go a little quicker.…For our example here, we'll leave it set to 512x512. Once the Size of the map…has been determined, you can then make a selection between four different types…of maps that you can create. For example, if you wanted to generate a texture…
- Using the Application button and QuickAccess toolbar
- Understanding the Viewport changes and shading enhancements
- Understanding and customizing the Modeling Ribbon
- Managing materials with the new Material Explorer
- Exploring improvements to the Mental Ray Render Frame window
- Adding multiple soundtracks using ProSound
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Working with the New Interface
Understanding the interface1m 41s
2. Scene Management Tools
3. Viewport Changes and Enhancements
4. Modeling Improvements
6. Other New Stuff
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