The Search for the Next Model Exchange Format

Ben Bickle 3D Modeling, Industry News Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 …