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User avatar   Trainee TraineeMember since: 19.05.2012, 04:47Posts: 149Location: Santa Cruz, California Likes: 1
 

 Post Topic: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!! (Material Editor Broken)
PostPosted 23.06.2012, 04:40 
Why are my menus and such like this:
Realistic-Artificial-Lighting-Rendering-with-Vray-Photometric-Lights-in-3ds-Max-2012-001.jpg
instead of this:
110301_3dsMax2012.jpg


Its making me so fukng mad!!!!!!!!!!!! X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X(



3dsmax 2012


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 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!!
PostPosted 23.06.2012, 10:00 
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 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!!
PostPosted 23.06.2012, 10:05 
Have you had a look inside the preference / options menu? Tried reinstalling 3DSMax just incase something went wrong somewhere ?


 
 
 

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 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!!
PostPosted 23.06.2012, 10:05 
With my attention span.. I'd rate this guy -1.2
User avatar   Trainee TraineeMember since: 19.05.2012, 04:47Posts: 149Location: Santa Cruz, California Likes: 1
 

 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!!
PostPosted 24.06.2012, 03:08 
Ok, im less pissed now. Basically every tutorial I see on 3ds max has a dark "night" theme for the menus and such. While my version of 3ds max has light gray menus. I didn't think anything of it at first, but now i'm wondering if buttons and such are in different places as well (my material editor looks suspect.)


So when you guys install 3dmax for the first time the default theme is the one shown in the second photo, correct? (mine look like the top photo)

I have looked in the options but i cant find anything...

I had 3dmax 2013 installed but i downgraded to 2012 because cry-exporter, maybe that has something to do with it?

(yes i tried reinstalling it, and reset default settings)
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 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!!
PostPosted 24.06.2012, 03:46 
If you go into the customize UI menu, if I remember correctly, you can set it to a more classic style. Or you can just change the colors to your liking.
User avatar   Trainee TraineeMember since: 19.05.2012, 04:47Posts: 149Location: Santa Cruz, California Likes: 1
 

 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!!
PostPosted 24.06.2012, 07:01 
Ok, So something is defiantly wrong with my set up.

material editor.png
To the left is Richmar1's Material Editor, and to the right is mine.

You'll notice that the options don't even match up.

His starts with "Shader Basic Parameters"
While mine starts with "Template"

I don't even have a "shader basic parameters" tab at all. ?(

I must not be installing something... Any help?

Update:

This Russian guy has my exact same layout!!! Id ask him WTF but only speak Russian very poorly. (and writing is much worse)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Oitz8DgDE&feature=related
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 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!! (Material Editor Broken)
PostPosted 24.06.2012, 09:31 
His material type is Standard while yours is Arch&Design. Click on Arch&Design and switch it to standard.

Once you do that, yours will look basically the same. You cannot use the Arch&Design type, at least not to my knowledge. Once in the Standard type, switch your shader to Crytek shader. From then on yours should look like his.
User avatar   Trainee TraineeMember since: 19.05.2012, 04:47Posts: 149Location: Santa Cruz, California Likes: 1
 

 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!! (Material Editor Broken)
PostPosted 24.06.2012, 10:49 
Yea, i got it now. That Russian guy explained it well in his video. (even with my limited Russian vocabulary)
:D

Still don't know why the colors are messed up though...
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 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!! (Material Editor Broken)
PostPosted 25.06.2012, 02:49 
Uhh.... the reason yours looks so different is that you are using 3DS Max Design version instead of just normal 3DS Max.
Most of the functionality is the same between versions but there are a few differences, as you have discovered. I'd trying the trial of the normal 3ds max and see if that looks more like what you were expecting.
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 Post Topic: Re: 3DMAX IM SO PISSED!!!!! (Material Editor Broken)
PostPosted 03.07.2012, 06:24 
Quote by Riaction:
Uhh.... the reason yours looks so different is that you are using 3DS Max Design version instead of just normal 3DS Max.
Most of the functionality is the same between versions but there are a few differences, as you have discovered. I'd trying the trial of the normal 3ds max and see if that looks more like what you were expecting.

Omg thankyou! Keep me informed on what you find.