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Jacques SenekalAssigning Material Issues
by on Aug 11, 2008 at 1:33:45 pm

I'm trying to learn 3ds max design 2009, I used to be able to create stuff in 3ds max 3.1.

However, when I try to assign a material to the material editor, it shows as tiny blocks and not as ie: the earth surface - why does that happen and how can i fix it?

Thank you

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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Assigning Material Issues
by on Aug 12, 2008 at 1:30:01 pm

Jacques -

I think that what you're doing is assigning the map to the wrong level of the material - try going into the Maps area (I don't have Max open in front of me - this may be a bit vague) and clicking on the diffuse map, then assigning your texture to that. You can also just click the box to the right of the Diffuse entry near the top of your Materials editor - that will put you right into the mapping section.

Short of that working, it may be just the setting on your Materials display - one of the buttons to the right of the pallette allows you to view your materials on different objects. Good luck!

Joe Bourke
Art Director / WMUR-TV

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