You need to turn off (or freeze) the layers you don't need. Author Shaun Bryant shows you how to do this.
- [Instructor] Once again … we're staying in our 00_Ground Floor.dwg file. … And as I mentioned in the previous video, … we're going to start freezing off … all the layers that we don't need to see … in our 2D AutoCAD drawing. … That way when we import it across into 3D Studio Max … we only see the elements that we need to work with, … and that we need to extrude to create those 3D objects … in our 3D Studio Max Scene. … Now, freezing layers can be a really arduous task, … if you've got loads of layers in a complex drawing. … I'm going to show you a tool … that will make your life 100 times easier. … Just before we do that though, … go to your layer drop-down and just make sure that … the zero layer is your current drafting layer. … That way when you freeze any other layer, … apart from layer zero, … you know it's going to freeze. … If it's the current drafting layer, … obviously you can't freeze that current layer, … so it just makes sure that … anything that we want to freeze, we can freeze it. …
- Preparing a 2D CAD drawing
- Saving the correct file type
- Creating new boundaries
- Working with existing CAD drawing and layers
- Setting up 3D layers
- Working with the units of a new drawing
- Setting display units in 3ds Max
- Importing, linking, and locating
- Extruding boundaries
- Preventing clashes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Cleaning Up Your CAD Drawing
2. Setting Up New CAD Layers
A new layer for the 3D floor3m 18s
3. Creating New Polyline Boundaries
4. Saving Out as a New CAD Drawing
5. Setting Units for 3ds Max
6. Importing into 3ds Max
7. Extruding Wall Boundaries in 3ds Max
8. Extruding the Floor in the 3ds Max Scene
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