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Edge Face Color
show user profile  Leguvan
I have the simplest problem, but giving me a huge headache. Just weird cause I have never had this issue before. I just recently reinstalled 3d Max, and started a new project. Create a plane 4 segments by 4 segments, convert to poly. Edge Faces show up nice, but soon as I try to make the poly transparent so I can see the blueprint beneath it, the edge faces practically disappear. I cannot seem to figure out what I am doing wrong or find a setting in the preferences. Any help would be appreciated.
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4/20/2008 4:33:44 PM (last edit: 4/20/2008 4:33:44 PM)
show user profile  ulisei
if you need this plane for showing a blueprint, why do you need to have 4segments and see the edges - or should this plane be your base model?

and why does this plane have to be (semi)transparent? and how you did the transparency:
by material or by object settings or by freezing?

why not put your blueprint to photoshop and create some paths out of it, which you can import into max too.

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4/20/2008 4:52:31 PM (last edit: 4/20/2008 4:52:31 PM)
show user profile  Leguvan
The blueprints are on planes and thats not what I need the edges on. The plane I was talking about is the model plane. I need it transparent so I can see the plane with the blueprint textured to it. I tried using material and object transparency, both were causing the edge lines to semi vanish, was really hard to see, but it seems it was a graphics glitch, I kept working with the model and they slowly started appearing...
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4/20/2008 5:37:21 PM (last edit: 4/20/2008 5:37:21 PM)
show user profile  K'tonne
alt+c makes the object transparent
also look into the viewport transparency quality- top left of selected viewport- it's in the menu there

Click for webpage/CV

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4/20/2008 5:44:12 PM (last edit: 4/20/2008 5:44:12 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
^^ correction, Alt-X


Alt+c = cut

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4/21/2008 5:50:30 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 5:50:30 AM)
show user profile  K'tonne
cheers mrG
guess that's what happens when you don't have to look at the keyboard when working anymore
apologies for any confusion

Click for webpage/CV

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4/21/2008 1:06:45 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 1:06:45 PM)
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