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new to 3d max need HELP Pls
show user profile  celgo
iam new to max and need help with making \ creating tunnels and caves

what i need to do is create a movable terrain ( meaning i need to move though the tunnels and caves)

can anyone out there HELP me starting

thanks to all
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2/4/2011 8:31:52 AM (last edit: 2/4/2011 8:31:52 AM)
show user profile  markoid
Do you know anything at all about modelling?
Do you need just the inside of the caves, or do need the outside of the terrain as well?

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2/4/2011 9:57:38 AM (last edit: 2/4/2011 9:57:38 AM)
show user profile  celgo
dont know anything about modelling trying to teach myself

and i need the inside of the tunnels and caves with terrain only in the inside
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2/4/2011 10:31:56 AM (last edit: 2/4/2011 10:31:56 AM)
show user profile  markoid
I notice that you posted the same question a few hours after this one , which is unnecessary and makes you look impatient and demanding which will make you no friends around here.
Nevertheless here's a quick vid to get you started.

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Where I am selecting edgeloops and making new ones in the vid, it is by shift/dragging

When you have your model done, if you want a rougher/rockier look, add a meshsmooth modifier with 2 iterations and then add a noise modifier with small scale, maybe 1% or so and crank up x y and z spinners to your requirements.

F1 on your keyboard is your friend when trying to learn Max.

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2/5/2011 8:08:09 AM (last edit: 2/5/2011 11:28:33 AM)
show user profile  npcph
Nice video markoid. The only other idea / thought i would have would be start the cylinder just like markoid did, then after you flatten out the bottom extrude the end along a spline. You can make the spline take what ever path you want. Then you can extrude polys from the side along slines to make more branches for the cave. this would allow you to make the cave a little faster without as much manual work. then you can just scale spots along the cave to make veriations

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2/5/2011 3:29:03 PM (last edit: 2/5/2011 3:29:03 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
once you've got the base shape down, you could create rockface detail in sculptris. (export as obj)
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2/5/2011 4:09:11 PM (last edit: 2/5/2011 4:09:26 PM)
show user profile  badboydeebs
markoid whats that software you are using to record. i used to have it but i forgot the name lol
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2/5/2011 4:10:19 PM (last edit: 2/5/2011 4:10:19 PM)
show user profile  markoid
Deebs: It's Jing

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2/5/2011 11:34:09 PM (last edit: 2/5/2011 11:34:09 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
nice video markoid. One thing you didn't mention though, going by celgo: " create a movable terrain ( meaning i need to move though the tunnels and caves)" and "need the inside of the tunnels and caves with terrain only in the inside"

You'll (celgo) need to apply a normal modifier to 'flip' your cave inside out - so that when you eventually come to moving around the interior, you will see it! Either that or a shell modifier.

Edit: I also love the fact your units were measured in feet and inches markoid :)
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2/6/2011 12:30:22 AM (last edit: 2/6/2011 12:32:21 AM)
show user profile  celgo
thx for the vid markiod. and yip posted the same add twice different wording the second time to give more of a better description. thanks for the advice on making friends.. liondebt i will give the terrain method a shot when i have the tunnels made up

thank you all
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2/7/2011 7:23:17 AM (last edit: 2/7/2011 8:08:46 AM)
show user profile  celgo
just got two things to ask ( for now )

where or how do u find or make textures for the inside of the tunnel.

and i saw another way
(create / nurbs / cv curve / sweep / build in sec / pipe)
this way lets me create pipes with bends. can i go about using them for my tunnels.

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2/7/2011 10:18:13 AM (last edit: 2/7/2011 10:18:13 AM)
show user profile  markoid
Go to
and/or check out the free textures thread in the left menu on your screen and find a nice hi res rock texture.
Max nurbs I don't use so I can't help you with that.
An alternative way is to create a cylinder and flatten the floor as before and don't delete the end poly. Then draw a smooth line in the shape you want your curves (top viewport) starting from the end of your cylinder then select the end poly of the cylinder and use 'extrude along spline' button in the editable poly rollout, fiddle with segment number 'til happy.

EDIT: npcph already mentioned this method above... sorry Phil :)

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2/7/2011 10:54:19 AM (last edit: 2/8/2011 8:09:54 AM)
show user profile  badboydeebs
chhers markoid :0
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2/7/2011 11:02:04 AM (last edit: 2/7/2011 11:02:04 AM)
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