The Search for the Next Model Exchange Format

Ben Bickle 3D Modeling, Industry News

3D as an industry has seen rapid change since its inception. Buyouts, mergers, and takeovers often mean that products can often outlive the companies that created them. Asking a question as simple as ‘who made .obj?’ is a story in itself, and, while researching this piece, took me through a trip of the history of the 3D industry – one …

How-To Video: Making a Wireframe Thumbnail using Scanline or mental ray for 3ds Max

TurboSquid Artists, TurboTips

This quick tutorial walks through the process of making a wireframe thumbnail using Scanline or mental ray for 3ds Max.  The steps presented in the video are outlined below. Open 3ds Max file. If it’s a Scanline file, change renderer to mental ray. Go to the material editor (m). Change the material from “Standard” to “Composite” by pressing the button …