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How to fix the issue that state sets don't show in the Rendering menu (Subscription Advantage Pack)
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How to fix the issue that state sets don't show in the Rendering menu (Subscription Advantage Pack)

Posted 29 September 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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This posts tells you how to get the State Set item back in the Rendering menu if it disappears for some reason

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On some machines some DEM files get imported as a point on the origin
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On some machines some DEM files get imported as a point on the origin

Posted 21 September 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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When you import a DEM file instead of the terrain model you expect to see 3ds Max zooms in on the origin and shows a point.

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Aliasing artifacts when rendering a camera that has 'Orthographic Projection' checked
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Aliasing artifacts when rendering a camera that has 'Orthographic Projection' checked

Posted 19 September 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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With the mental ray renderer when you use 'Orthographic Projection' on a camera and it's close to geometry you may see aliasing artifacts in the render. There is a simple solution to get rid of these artifacts!

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Scenes that take a long time to open or save and take up a lot of memory
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Scenes that take a long time to open or save and take up a lot of memory

Posted 14 September 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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Some .max files take a long time to open or save and they use up a lot of memory even though there isn't that much geometry in them. If they're saved uncompressed they're very large. This can happen when there are lots of trackview nodes in the file, this post tells you how to clean the file.

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Import of .wire files is very slow on some machines.
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Import of .wire files is very slow on some machines.

Posted 9 September 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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When you import a .wire file you find that it takes very long, a 10Mb file should only take a couple of minutes, instead it takes 30-50 minutes.

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What to do when executing a sequence in Video Post hangs on "Current Task: Transforming Vertices..."
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What to do when executing a sequence in Video Post hangs on "Current Task: Transforming Vertices..."

Posted 12 August 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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If you find that a Video Post render hangs on "Current Task: Transforming Vertices" you probably didn't have the camera or view active in one of the viewports.

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Using Composite with a username containing non-ascii characters
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Using Composite with a username containing non-ascii characters

Posted 3 August 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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If you're having problems starting Composite and the user name you're logged in as contains non-ascii characters there is a simple command line switch to help you out. You can also use that switch if you want to put the user preferences in another folder.

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Backburner rendering - settings related to what happens after the render job has completed
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Backburner rendering - settings related to what happens after the render job has completed

Posted 29 July 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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The default setting for Backburner 2012 is to leave all render jobs on the machine once they've completed, that could take up a lot of diskspace!

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One-Click interop - How to fix missing 'Send to' menu options
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One-Click interop - How to fix missing 'Send to' menu options

Posted 22 July 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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If you have more than one of the following applications installed: 3ds Max 2012, Mudbox 2012, MotionBuilder 2012, Maya 2012 and Softimage 2012 but don't see any of the 'Send to' menu options ... read on!

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Identifying how much memory 3ds Max is using
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Identifying how much memory 3ds Max is using

Posted 19 July 2011 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

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This post shows how you can check how much memory 3ds Max has allocated using built-in Windows tools.

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