3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

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3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby ken7795 on 10/22/2008, 12:30 pm

Please forgive me if this is not the appropriate place to post a question that I have, or rather, a problem in my attempts to follow Andrew's tutorial. Nonetheless, I am getting more and more frustrated and I am hoping that you can provide some guidance.

While attempting to follow Andrew's direction and to create a particle system consisting of 1 particle starting and ending at Frame 0, I cannot see the particle in my perspective view (which is the view containing the crash site image). It appears in the front and left viewports, so I know it is there. One of the other board members (sig) posted that he was experiencing the same problem. He was able to work around the issue by producing 3 particles, rather than the 1 that Andrew instructed. This is great and all. However, I would like to know why I am unable to follow Andrew's work in the same fashion that HE is doing it in Max.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby johnnyAE on 10/22/2008, 4:22 pm

are you using 3ds Max 2009 or 3ds Max 9?
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby ken7795 on 10/22/2008, 7:00 pm

3DS Max 2009
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby johnnyAE on 10/22/2008, 7:03 pm

i had the same problem with 2009 i went back to 9 and it worked...
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby rangiz on 10/22/2008, 8:02 pm

Hello!
I have another problem ,I use Blender to make this tutorial all best ,i have stones etc ,than i go to the phase two of the tutorial and i stock in place ,when we create a partikular fire starter and apply position from the null object ,i haven't Z position :o its only XY ,so please help me to find Z position ,cheers .
P.s sry for my english
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby ken7795 on 10/23/2008, 6:07 am

Unfortunately, I don't have 9 - only 2009. Please help Andrew!
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby johnnyAE on 10/23/2008, 9:09 am

rangiz wrote:Hello!
I have another problem ,I use Blender to make this tutorial all best ,i have stones etc ,than i go to the phase two of the tutorial and i stock in place ,when we create a partikular fire starter and apply position from the null object ,i haven't Z position :o its only XY ,so please help me to find Z position ,cheers .
P.s sry for my english




I believe you need to turn the null to a 3d in after effects
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby JorritSchulte on 10/23/2008, 9:44 am

try installing 3ds max sp1 :mrgreen:
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby rangiz on 10/23/2008, 10:56 am

johnnyAE wrote:
rangiz wrote:Hello!
I have another problem ,I use Blender to make this tutorial all best ,i have stones etc ,than i go to the phase two of the tutorial and i stock in place ,when we create a partikular fire starter and apply position from the null object ,i haven't Z position :o its only XY ,so please help me to find Z position ,cheers .
P.s sry for my english




I believe you need to turn the null to a 3d in after effects

Many thank's ;)
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby ken7795 on 10/23/2008, 8:48 pm

I was so hopeful and felt so stupid when Jorrit made his suggestion. Nevertheless, the same thing happens in the perspective viewport where the background image is shown. I can only see the particles when I increase the count to a minimum of 3. If I set the particle amount to 1 or 2, it doesn't appear.

Is it possibly my settings? I'm getting really frustrated with this and I am ready to pack the whole damn thing in!

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: 3DS Max and the Meteor Crash tutorial

Postby mad max on 11/3/2008, 8:19 pm

why worry about it? it's there doing its job just continue the tutorial. use the other viewports to line-it-up

but i think the problem is in the display settings for particle system change it to dots or something change the color like AK said
if you really need to see it...
I did this having your same problem


http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6202
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