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Tricky one: Sphere into Plane, Plane into Sphere.
show user profile  LionDebt
As the title suggests, I'd like to start with a plane, most likely rectangular. Apply some animateable modifiers and have it end up as a perfect sphere.

I'm hoping to apply some hi rez planet textures to both the sphere and the rectangle, so distortion should hopefully be a minimum.

Failing that, the transition will be quick (from sphere to planar and vice versa) so I wouldn't mind blending two textures on different channels (one planar mapped, one spherically applied).


edit: I know c4d can do it with the wrap modifier, long 360, lat 90, tension 100% but looking for a strictly max approach.
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7/23/2013 10:53:08 PM (last edit: 7/23/2013 11:00:44 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey

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7/23/2013 11:09:25 PM (last edit: 7/23/2013 11:09:25 PM)
show user profile  Dmaxer
Nice :)

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7/23/2013 11:12:16 PM (last edit: 7/23/2013 11:12:16 PM)
show user profile  3joez
Did you invent that trick, Garp? If yes, genius. If not, just respect!
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7/23/2013 11:54:56 PM (last edit: 7/23/2013 11:54:56 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Learnt it from right here on MF a long time ago. goodness knows who invented it :)

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7/24/2013 12:09:30 AM (last edit: 7/24/2013 12:09:30 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Arrgh, thanks me Grotey! Appreciate the jing.

In my head it was such a simple problem and I'd been trying with 2 bend modifiers for a while. Obviously would've helped if I'd looked to the bottom of the stack and sorted my plane's dimensions out first :)

*facepalm noob moment*
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7/24/2013 12:21:23 AM (last edit: 7/24/2013 12:21:23 AM)
show user profile  Garp
@3joez: I didn't see it anywhere but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who figured it out.
If you look at the primitive sphere and its default mapping, it's kind of obvious.

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7/24/2013 12:44:30 AM (last edit: 7/24/2013 12:46:22 AM)
show user profile  debodeebs
man is it me or does 3ds max come natural to mr grotey?
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7/24/2013 7:43:36 PM (last edit: 7/24/2013 7:43:36 PM)
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