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Scaling question
show user profile  ergo
I'm new to 3DSMax, so I've a stupid question about shape scaling.
Is it normal, when scaling a circle, it did not affect the radius?
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10/31/2011 8:15:40 PM (last edit: 10/31/2011 9:22:47 PM)
show user profile  debodeebs
yes it is normal for scaling not to affect the radius :)
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10/31/2011 8:49:13 PM (last edit: 10/31/2011 8:49:13 PM)
show user profile  Davious
this raises a good point though.
When scaling an object in a scene with other objects, it scales in relation to the other objects in the scene.

However if I create a scene, with say a box 10 x 10 x 20 and scale it, it still is 10 x 10 x 20
scaling doesn't affect the dimensions of the object, just it's size in relationship to the other objects in the scene.

Am I right in this?

it can be confusing

" Difficult, yes. Impossible , no..."
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10/31/2011 8:55:22 PM (last edit: 10/31/2011 8:55:22 PM)
show user profile  ergo
ok, thx
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10/31/2011 9:22:34 PM (last edit: 10/31/2011 9:22:34 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Because max takes the initial dimensions and multiplies it by a scale factor. If you export the object this way and import it somewhere else, it won't necessarily turn out the right size, if the other app ignores the scale.

Resetting the x-form removes the scaling and adjusts the initial size, and I believe scaling in some sub-object mode should change the dimensions instead of the scale factor.

Or something like that :P


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11/1/2011 12:29:44 AM (last edit: 11/1/2011 12:29:44 AM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
I don't want to hi jack this thread but on the matter of scaling........
I put a biped inside a mesh....
but when I select the complete biped and mesh and scale, the mesh scales bigger than the biped, why is this please, because that is CLEARLY not scaling.
Steve
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11/1/2011 6:49:38 PM (last edit: 11/1/2011 6:49:38 PM)
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