Friday 3ds Max Tip: Using Shape Merge to Mend 2D Elements to 3D Designs
Posted on March 8, 2013 by Bill McKown, Visualization Solutions Engineer:
Here’s another tip for another Friday. We receive a lot of questions about merging some 2D elements into 3D designs. For example, if you wanted to add lettering to a tire like below. Shape Merge projects a 2D elements (the tire’s lettering) onto a 3D element (the tire), and cuts the mesh so it can be further modeled or materials can be added to the lettering.
I hope this short video helps you get creative and explore the capabilities of Max. Come back next week and I will have another Friday Max tip ready!
Bill is Synergis’ Visualization expert. Having joined the company in 2011, his prior employment involved CAD design, 3D renderings for both architectural and interior design projects, and training and supporting for all the products associate with these. Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts in Education and additional certifications in Computer Animation and Autodesk solutions.
See some of Bill’s other posts:
- Last Friday’s 3ds Max Ambient Occlusions
- 5 Tips for a Better 3ds Max Workflow
- How to Use the Bevel Profile Modifier
- AutoCAD Tech Tips