Tutorials

3DS Max Tutorials For Beginners

Get started learning 3DS Max with these beginner tutorials on tools, features, and basic techniques every new user should know. Learn how to create primitive shapes, splines, nurbs, different modeling techniques, create materials, lighting, and more. We will be updating frequently.


3DS Max Dice

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a dice in 3DS Max. We will be using a smoothing technique for creating rounded corners and smooth dents. Enjoy!

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3DS Max - Spline Modeling a Glass

This is a very popular tutorial for beginners. In this video we will learn a technique for creating a realistic wine glass using an Editable Spline and a Lathe Modifier. Enjoy!

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3DS Max - Modeling A Volleyball

In this tutorial we are going to learn a technique to create a rounded object from a Box Primitive in 3DS Max. We will apply several modifiers to alter the objects shape and add material ID's as we go a long.

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3DS Max - Cloth Modifier

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a towel using a Spline and the Garment Maker Modifier. Also we will create a simple simulation using the Cloth Modifier to fold the cloth. Enjoy!

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3DS Max - Matte/Shadow Map

We are going to use a Matte/Shadow material and the mental ray renderer to create a scene made from a 2d image background, we will place a 3d object into a 2d scene and apply a shadow. Matte/Shadow material is used to create special effects.

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3DS Max - Modeling Rubik's Cube

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create Rubik's cube with a Chamferbox, then with the Array tool we will copy and align each chamferbox in position. This is a simple model and helps to understand how the Array tool works. Enjoy!

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3DS Max - Boolean Operation

We are going to create a box of matches by creating several boxes and using Boolean operations to subtract the insides of the boxes. Boolean operations are very creative and fun to use.

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3DS Max - Introduction To MassFX

In this introduction tutorial we will learn how to use the MassFX Rigid Body modifier in 3DS Max to animate objects and have them settle in an other object in shape of a bowl.

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3DS Max - Create Circular Holes In Square Objects

In this tutorial we will learn a technique for creating a circular hole in a square object in 3DS Max. We will use several tools and a Symmetry Modifier. Enjoy!

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3DS Max Chain - Path Deform Modifier

This is a popular tutorial for creating a chain. Creating copies of a Torus then assigning a path to a spline is all we need. Path Deform modifier (WSM) is so easy and has fantastic results.

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3DS Max - Neon Light Glow

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create a neon light. The light material is very effective, we will use an Architectural material, and Mental Ray Render.

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3DS Max - Positioning Labels

There are several ways of positioning labels in 3DS Max, in this tutorial we will create a cup, assign the material and position a label using the Material Editor.

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3DS Max - Depth of Field Effect

In this tutorial we will set up a simple scene using and add a Depth of Field Effect to our camera. The Depth of Field creates an effect of focusing on one object while the rest of the scene appears blurry.

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