Using the toolbars


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Using the toolbars

I would like to just show you a little bit more about the toolbars in 3ds Max. So if you right-click on an empty spot of a toolbar, you will get a little pop-up menu that lets you choose display of different toolbars. The one that I want to point out to you right now is the one that's called Axis Constraints. This is a little bit old school, but it's very helpful because it tells us exactly which transforms we are operating in. If I select an object and grab the Move tool, you will note that my Axis Constraints is highlighting to indicate which axis I am currently moving in.

Currently it says Y, and you notice in the Perspective view that the Y axis is displayed in yellow. That means I am moving in Y. If I click on the Move Gizmo and choose the X axis, you will notice that Axis Constraints has changed to X and I can move in the X axis. I can do the same thing by clicking the Axis Constraints toolbar. Okay.

Also, I can move in more than one axis at a time. For example, I might wan...

Using the toolbars
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Using the toolbars 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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