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Mixed Modeling Techniques in 3ds Max
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Released Aug 2, 2011
Todd Daniele

Guest Tutor

Todd Daniele
In this 3ds Max tutorial we learn several modeling techniques in 3ds Max 2012. These videos will delve in such modeling techniques as spline modeling, polygonal modeling, and sub divisional surfaces. Through these techniques we are going to create a highly detailed steam locomotive model. We will also be exploring some of the graphite modeling tools and their functionality while modeling. All the while keeping an emphasis on the importance of scene management in a production environment.
Introduction and Project Overview
1

Introduction and Project Overview

 
01:20
Basic scene set-up in 3ds Max, Layer Management
2

Basic scene set-up in 3ds Max, Layer Management

 
15:48
Modeling of main boiler model
3

Modeling of main boiler model

 
15:03
Refining the boiler model
4

Refining the boiler model

 
08:58
Modeling front boiler hatch
5

Modeling front boiler hatch

 
12:11
Naming and refining front boiler hatch
6

Naming and refining front boiler hatch

 
02:15
Modeling of rear boiler section
7

Modeling of rear boiler section

 
06:50
Further development of rear boiler model
8

Further development of rear boiler model

 
09:54
Positioning and refining of rear boiler section
9

Positioning and refining of rear boiler section

 
07:46
Modeling smoke stack and conforming mesh
10

Modeling smoke stack and conforming mesh

 
08:21
Modeling top portal, conform brush introduction
11

Modeling top portal, conform brush introduction

 
08:42
Modeling second Boiler Portal
12

Modeling second Boiler Portal

 
08:14
Modeling of locomotive bell components
13

Modeling of locomotive bell components

 
15:42
Modeling headlight and brackets
14

Modeling headlight and brackets

 
07:49
Modeling headlight shade
15

Modeling headlight shade

 
06:42
Detach headlight lense, model front license plate
16

Detach headlight lense, model front license plate

 
06:09
Headlight acess door modeling
17

Headlight acess door modeling

 
05:59
Poly modeling of front and side lamps
18

Poly modeling of front and side lamps

 
09:25
Refine and develop lamp models
19

Refine and develop lamp models

 
05:16
Modeling of lamp mounting brackets, creation of selection sets
20

Modeling of lamp mounting brackets, creation of selection sets

 
09:10
Laying out splines for the locomotive chassis
21

Laying out splines for the locomotive chassis

 
03:45
Continued development of the chassis using spline booleans
22

Continued development of the chassis using spline booleans

 
06:44
Spline boolean subtraction, refinement of the chassis
23

Spline boolean subtraction, refinement of the chassis

 
03:50
Continued development of the chassis using spline booleans
24

Continued development of the chassis using spline booleans

 
05:40
Modeling of smaller chassis components
25

Modeling of smaller chassis components

 
06:51
Modeling of the front bumper
26

Modeling of the front bumper

 
06:40
Modeling chassis cross sections
27

Modeling chassis cross sections

 
04:06
Modeling of leaf spring assemblies
28

Modeling of leaf spring assemblies

 
12:12
Modeling of all hardware
29

Modeling of all hardware

 
05:14
Poly modeling of pipe clamps
30

Poly modeling of pipe clamps

 
06:37
Modeling of rivets, layer management
31

Modeling of rivets, layer management

 
04:02
Placing hardware along model's surface, aligning pivots
32

Placing hardware along model's surface, aligning pivots

 
09:56
Creation and placement of steam lines
33

Creation and placement of steam lines

 
08:48
Placement of clamps along steamline
34

Placement of clamps along steamline

 
08:05
Modeling/confoming side hatch on boiler and side nameplate
35

Modeling/confoming side hatch on boiler and side nameplate

 
12:13
Connecting multiple splines to create complex shapes
36

Connecting multiple splines to create complex shapes

 
06:06
Modeling and placement of side steps
37

Modeling and placement of side steps

 
08:41
Modeling of side tank along boiler
38

Modeling of side tank along boiler

 
05:02
Modeling support straps for tank model
39

Modeling support straps for tank model

 
08:32
Modeling of additional tank component and additional elements
40

Modeling of additional tank component and additional elements

 
12:08
Adding hardware to the boiler surface
41

Adding hardware to the boiler surface

 
07:43
Modeling of ladders
42

Modeling of ladders

 
09:59
Modeling of main drivetrain component
43

Modeling of main drivetrain component

 
10:53
Model additional elements for the main drive train component
44

Model additional elements for the main drive train component

 
10:22
Modeling of front platform and front bumper cover
45

Modeling of front platform and front bumper cover

 
15:58
Modeling of connecting tube between boiler and drivetrain placement of hardware
46

Modeling of connecting tube between boiler and drivetrain placement of hardware

 
09:20
Modeling of the locomotive cabin walls
47

Modeling of the locomotive cabin walls

 
09:24
Modeling of floor and roof models for the cabin
48

Modeling of floor and roof models for the cabin

 
08:21
Modeling of additional detail elements for the cabin
49

Modeling of additional detail elements for the cabin

 
07:26
Poly modeling of the large locomotive wheels
50

Poly modeling of the large locomotive wheels

 
11:24
Poly modeling of the smaller locomotive wheels
51

Poly modeling of the smaller locomotive wheels

 
07:34
Poly modeling of the brake arm
52

Poly modeling of the brake arm

 
09:10
Modeling of brake shoes
53

Modeling of brake shoes

 
12:55
Modeling and placement of axels and pins
54

Modeling and placement of axels and pins

 
04:13
Modeling and placement of leaf spring connecting hardware
55

Modeling and placement of leaf spring connecting hardware

 
09:35
Modeling of drivetrain component
56

Modeling of drivetrain component

 
05:35
Modeling of drivetrain guide
57

Modeling of drivetrain guide

 
07:42
Modeling of drivetrain linkage
58

Modeling of drivetrain linkage

 
13:42
Modeling large linkage element
59

Modeling large linkage element

 
04:34
Detailing of large linkage element
60

Detailing of large linkage element

 
07:36
Modeling placement of front hatch hardware elements
61

Modeling placement of front hatch hardware elements

 
08:30
Modeling and placement of front hatch hinges
62

Modeling and placement of front hatch hinges

 
05:30
Modeling of Hinge arms
63

Modeling of Hinge arms

 
05:42
Modeling of front steam pipe, placing of hardware
64

Modeling of front steam pipe, placing of hardware

 
07:37
Modeling of boiler straps
65

Modeling of boiler straps

 
09:55
Modeling of boiler support trusses
66

Modeling of boiler support trusses

 
07:31
Cloning and placement of boiler support brackets
67

Cloning and placement of boiler support brackets

 
05:27
Modeling of main rear chassis component
68

Modeling of main rear chassis component

 
03:38
Modeling of smaller rear chassis components
69

Modeling of smaller rear chassis components

 
10:22
Modeling of chassis clamp
70

Modeling of chassis clamp

 
04:24
Modeling of the main cow catcher components
71

Modeling of the main cow catcher components

 
06:35
Adding additonal hardware to the cow catcher
72

Adding additonal hardware to the cow catcher

 
02:52
Creating conforming steam lines with the topology/splines Graphite Modeling Tools
73

Creating conforming steam lines with the topology/splines Graphite Modeling Tools

 
07:22
Modeling of pull string and supports
74

Modeling of pull string and supports

 
06:57
Modeling of small cabin components
75

Modeling of small cabin components

 
05:47
Recap and additional comments
76

Recap and additional comments

 
01:47