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3DSMax Viewport Background problems...
show user profile  mc-fakey
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum but i ran into a little problem on 3DsMax.

When i try to apply the viewport backgrounds.
They don't match up (top,front,side) with all of the cars i use.

I tick the boxes: Lock Zoom/Pan & Matchbitmap

anyone got an idea?

The hight width etc. doesn't match up in Max but the size and widths should match up with the # of pixels.
Anyone got any idea's?

Thanks in advance
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3/14/2009 10:24:54 AM (last edit: 3/14/2009 10:24:54 AM)
show user profile  toldaddy
(assuming you're wanting to use the images as reference for modeling) I would just create planes in the view port that match the size of the images and apply the bitmap to them. Using view port background is somewhat ineffective.


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3/14/2009 10:37:46 AM (last edit: 3/14/2009 10:42:58 AM)
show user profile  mc-fakey
Oke thanks for the quick reply.
But i think it's harder with those planes because if u chagne the viewport to like wireframe or something like that it will do the same with the planes...
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3/14/2009 10:51:22 AM (last edit: 3/14/2009 10:51:22 AM)
show user profile  toldaddy
select the object you're modeling and press alt+x, it will switch the object to ghosting mode so you can see through it and still see the wireframe.

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3/14/2009 11:48:42 AM (last edit: 3/14/2009 11:48:42 AM)
show user profile  mc-fakey
Oke thanks.
Then i got the question: how can i lock the planes so i can't move or select them?
Sorry if i sound so newb but i'm just begginging with 3DsMax

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3/14/2009 11:55:17 AM (last edit: 3/14/2009 11:55:17 AM)
show user profile  Hua*MuLan~
Freeze it with show frozen in gray off in Display panel if you do not want gray planes,actually in this case
Every day is a new day

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3/14/2009 12:03:57 PM (last edit: 3/14/2009 12:22:11 PM)
show user profile  mathias-soeholm
You might find this helpfull:

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3/14/2009 12:11:24 PM (last edit: 3/14/2009 12:11:24 PM)
show user profile  mc-fakey
Thank you mathias, that link was really helpfull.
Thanks all this topic is solved :)

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3/14/2009 12:23:32 PM (last edit: 3/14/2009 12:23:32 PM)
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