Join Steve Nelle for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the new Edge Loop tools, part of 3ds Max 2010 New Features.
Max 2010 has introduced an entire new set of tools that work exclusively when…working with both Edges and Edge Loops. Let's take a look at how they work.…It's simply a sphere that's been converted down to an Editable Poly. Now in…order to work on your edges, we are going to need to enter Edge mode. Let's…first of all take a look at a few selection techniques.…If you have an edge selected and you would like to either grow or shrink that…selection, you can do so on the Modify tab. Here is your Grow command, and…directly below that you'll find Shrink. If you have an edge selected and you'd…like to turn that into a loop, well, you've got a Loop icon.…
Now if you like to bypass the idea of having to convert an edge into a loop,…there is a brand new Loop Mode. This enables you to select any individual edge…and it will automatically select the adjoining loop.…As usual, you can hold down the Ctrl key to add to your selection. By the way,…you can always tell if you are in your Loop Mode by simply looking directly…
- 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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