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modeling a fabric tent...
show user profile  hediseo
hi trying to model a fabric tent in 3d.but not sure use wich method.editabel poly or mesh or spline or.... .is there any idea which method is decent? thnx

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9/4/2011 9:05:59 PM (last edit: 9/4/2011 9:05:59 PM)
show user profile  IBENEZ21
Hello Hediseo!

You will probably want to start out with a box and then convert it to editable poly.

Editable poly is newer than editable mesh, and has more features. I would recommend doing the tutorials that ship with max... they will give you a good understanding about the basic workflow

Kind regards,

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9/5/2011 5:34:53 AM (last edit: 9/5/2011 5:34:53 AM)
show user profile  Reality Man
I'd use cloth.

I would model the tent poles and then let the cloth "drape" over them.
I'd use a heavy, thick fabric preset.

Sorta like this:

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9/5/2011 2:22:07 PM (last edit: 9/5/2011 2:22:07 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Too many answers, not enough questions.

@hediseo: Do you have a reference image of the type of tent you're trying to re-create? (googling "fabric tent" will result in various tents of all shapes and sizes)

"I flew over Egypt once"

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9/5/2011 2:33:02 PM (last edit: 9/5/2011 2:33:02 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
cloth rigged to spline ropes is the way to go, i made one last year and it took me a good 50+ hours to get it rigged up correctly (it was for animation) and honestly i cant imagine doing it any other way

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9/5/2011 7:17:04 PM (last edit: 9/5/2011 7:17:44 PM)
show user profile  hediseo
thanx everyone.
@dave: i have a image of the tent that i am talkin about .but i did not find any attach tool here to attach my you know how can i attach files with my posts?

@mr_stabby: dude... i`ll let you know if i find any faster way for covering this,maybe we can make it in know last week i met a frind of frind who model a fabric tent in autocad just in 10 min.but i think there is some way in 3d max studio to model it as fast as autocad,and give a shit to autocad modeling...;)

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9/6/2011 10:29:54 AM (last edit: 9/6/2011 10:32:10 AM)
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