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A four-color, task-based Autodesk reliable education consultant overlaying the center good points of 3ds Max
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You need to follow the rough outline of Creating the Knobs a knob, so click and drag where there is curvature in the line. 40. F i g u r e 2 . 3 9 Left view of the dresser F i g u r e 2 .
If you Alt+click an active object, you will deselect it. You can clear all your active selections by clicking in an empty area of the viewport. Changing/Maximizing the Viewports To change the view in any given viewport—for example, to go from a perspective view to a front view—click the current viewport’s name. From the menu, select the view you want to have in the selected viewport. You can also use keyboard shortcuts. 2. Tabl e 1 . 2 V iewport Shortcuts Viewport Keyboard shortcut Top view T Bottom view B Front view F Left view L Camera view C Orthographic view U Perspective view P T h e W o r k s p a c e If you want to have a larger view of the active viewport than is provided by the default four-viewport layout, click the Maximize Viewport Toggle icon ( ) in the lower-right corner of the 3ds Max window.
3 7 Assigning a name and a color to the finished dresser body Creating the Knobs Now that the body of the dresser is done, it’s time to add the knobs. We will use splines and a few surface creation tools new to your workflow. Goosebumps, anyone? 38. You are going to create a profile of the knob and then rotate the profile around its axis to form a surface. This technique is known as lathe, not to be mistaken for latte, which is a whole different deal and not covered in this book. 43 44 C h a p t e r 2 • Yo u r F i r s t 3 d s M a x P r o j e c t A spline is a group of vertices and connecting segments that form a line or curve.