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Projection mapping problems
show user profile  GrahamB
G'day all first post so be gentle.

I have 3dsmax 2014 and have a problem with the machine at home when trying to create a normal map using projection mapping.
The render is only a small portion of the bottom left corner of the model, not the whole thing

-The projection cage looks fine.
-I don't have this problem on my work machine.
-If I export the low and high poly out to obj format and try to create a normal map in xnormal I get the same problem on the home machine.
-I have tested on multiple basic geometry models created from scratch.

I have exhausted two days trying to figure it out, is it a units issue? Im lost for a solution and hope you more experienced users can throw me a bone
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7/21/2015 12:52:51 AM (last edit: 7/21/2015 12:52:51 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Sounds very strange indeed!

0. Collapse your model stacks, export them as .obj files.
1. Try resetting max to a blank scene and importing into it your low-poly and high-poly objects.
2. See if the problem persists.
3. Collapse stacks to editable_poly, reset xForms, reapply projection cages, attempt bake?
4. Could be a UV Channel problem? Double check your unwraps (and the UV channels the bake-settings are pointing to)

Aside from that, I have no idea. I do very little baking inside max these days (and it's been a good year since I last did it to tell the truth).
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7/21/2015 10:49:38 PM (last edit: 7/21/2015 10:50:37 PM)
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