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show user profile  riggadon
my name is paul and i am new to this website and seaching for some help please
i am using 3dsmax 2012
can anybody please advise me on proxy objects:
i am creating a proxy object of a car. the trouble is there are multiple objects, if i attach mesh to one entity then i loose my materials and the object goes into one. please can anybody advise me
on creating a proxy object with multiple layers and materials.

many thanks riggadon
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8/18/2012 9:11:55 AM (last edit: 8/18/2012 9:11:55 AM)
show user profile  Weetabix
It sounds like you aren't attaching the objects so that it retains it's materials and gains a multi/sub material, which is what you need.
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8/18/2012 4:58:03 PM (last edit: 8/18/2012 4:58:03 PM)
show user profile  riggadon
THANKYOU FOR YOUR HELP I HAVE MANAGED ATTACH THO OBJECTS OK. MY INTENSION IS TO PLACE A COUPE OF MODELS OF A CARS WITHIN MY SCENE. ON LOOKING AT IT CLOSER I AM THINKING OF USING XREFS INSTEAD OF PROXY OBJECTS. IT WORKS FINE AND THE THING IS I ONLY NEED A FEW. NO EXTRA STRAIN ON MY SYSTEM AS WELL. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

REGARDS RIGGADON
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8/19/2012 10:49:15 AM (last edit: 8/19/2012 10:49:15 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
xref scene (add a dummy then select bind so you can move it) works well.

there's a proxy option if I recall but haven't used it.
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8/19/2012 10:57:29 AM (last edit: 8/19/2012 10:59:21 AM)
show user profile  riggadon
THANKYOU FOR THAT-IT HAS HELPED ME A LOT. I AM FAIRLY NEW TO MAX AS YOU MAY HAVE ALL READY GATHERED. I AM REALLY GRATFULL FOR WHAT HELP THAT I CAN GET. MOST MY MODELS COME INTO MAX VIA AUTOCAD. I THEN PREPARE THE MODELS FOR VISUALISATION IN MAX. JUST RECENTLY I HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE THE 3DSMAX STUDY A STEP FURTHER AS WHEN I RETIRE IN 5 YEARS TIME TO CARRY ON WITH IT AS A HOBBY AS WELL. OVER THE YEARS I HAVE BEEN USING RPC'S FOR THE CONTENT IN MAX, BUT NOW I AM STARTING TO USE PROXY OBJECTS, PAINT OBJECTS, & XREFS OF REAL MODELS INSTEAD. AT THE MOMENT I AM TRYING TO APPLY MATERIALS TO MODEL CARS FOR XREF BUT CANNOT SEEN TO GET THE HIGH GLOSS & REFLECTIONS THAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY SEE ON CAR BODYS.I HAVE DOWNLOADED SOME SAMPLE MAX CAR MODELS, BUT THE PAINT FINISHES ARE NOT VERY GOOD. CAN YOU ADVISE ME HOW TO ACHIEVE THIS FINISH WITH THE MATERIALS EDITOR. PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT I DO NOT USE VRAY ONLY MENTAL RAY MATERIALS. ALSO I AM NOT GIFTED ENOUGH YET TO MODEL IN MAX THAT IS WHY I AM USING SAMPLE MODELS AT THE MOMENT. IN DUE COURSE
I PLAN TO START MODELING ONE THING AT A TIME SO TO SPEAK.

REGARDS PAUL
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8/20/2012 4:55:36 PM (last edit: 8/20/2012 4:55:36 PM)
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