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Spline Colosseum
show user profile  killabath
I've been working on a colosseum for my end of the year project for communications technology, and I decided the bast way to do this would be to use a spline and extrude then bend that extrusion. No problem, it took a while but I extruded my spline and all and there is just a lot of problems with it.

Firstly the lighting is messed up (the default lighting in 3ds max, when there are no lights in the scene) it's hard to actually see if I made any mistakes.

Second, I noted that colosseums are oval not round, so I tried sweeping my spline colosseum along an oval circle and it became very small.

third, it's very difficult to view my model bcause when i try to rotate around it the viewport just spins in a way thats no at all helpful.

thanks for any tips on what I might be doing wrong
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12/10/2011 6:26:24 PM (last edit: 12/10/2011 6:26:24 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
1. Add proper lights with shadows, default lighting is crap, period.

2. Just scale it up? seems logical.

3. Change this button in the bottom right corner to the yellow one (or if they're all grey chjoose 'Orbit Subobject' The viewport will then spin around your selected object/s.

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12/10/2011 6:45:23 PM (last edit: 12/10/2011 6:45:23 PM)
show user profile  killabath
thanks for your help! had to messa round a bit with the scaling of the colosseum, was very touchy but eventually got it thanks!
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12/10/2011 7:53:11 PM (last edit: 12/10/2011 7:53:11 PM)
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