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Inset tool - 3D Max 9
show user profile  sir_ross

I'm new to all of this and am following the tutorials that came one with 3d max 9. One of which explains how to model a rook chess piece. I'm using the Edit Poly modifier and am trying to use the Inset tool. The tutorial explains to set the inset to "4.0", however this is clearly incorrect for me, as I need to set it to about "150.0" to get roughly the same effect. The model is definatly the same size as i'm using a pre-made tutorial file. My units are set to "Generic Units". Can anyone here familier with this advise?

Many Thanks for your time.
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4/21/2008 2:05:38 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 2:05:38 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
sure sounds like unit setup problems..

customize/unit setup. make sure your display unit matches your system unit.

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4/21/2008 3:06:14 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 3:06:14 PM)
show user profile  sir_ross

Thanks for getting back to me. I've gone to "Customize" > "Units Setup", I have Generic Units selected, my system units is set to: 1 unit = 1.0 feet. It seems that whatever I change the system units to, doesn't make any difference. I also read somewhere that generic units is the default choice for 3dsm scenes.

I'm not sure if the units is really the issue, but i'm certainly not someone to make that judgement. Do you have any other ideas?

Again, I appreciate your time.


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4/22/2008 12:53:46 PM (last edit: 4/22/2008 12:53:46 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
try resetting the object's XFORM using "reset XFORM"

Ultimately the exact scale of the inset doesn't matter, as long as you are understanding whatever principle you are trying to learn from the tutorial.

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4/22/2008 1:16:30 PM (last edit: 4/22/2008 1:17:56 PM)
show user profile  sir_ross
Thanks for the help.
I did manage to resolve the problem. It seems that using the Zoom Extents tool after lathing my object was enlarging substantially. When not using zoom extents, it works fine :-)

Thanks again for the help.
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4/24/2008 3:47:11 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 3:47:11 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
you're welcome.

Now someone say we're not polite at maxforums.

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4/24/2008 6:26:50 PM (last edit: 4/24/2008 6:26:50 PM)
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