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A selection of Max Training and Vray Tutorials.

3ds max Set Keys Button is Greyed out

If this button is greyed out so you can’t set keyframes when an object is selected….

then save your file and gradually go through deleting all objects in the scene until it goes back to normal.

When you have worked out which object being present has caused this then note this down and revert back to your saved file and just delete the one offending object that was causing this problem and continue working.

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Vray Advc Render Times Different Backgrounds Vray Learning PDF

Click here for this information as a Vray Learning PDF.

This is a comparison of a simple 3ds max scene that has different background setups. All the way through Vray Advanced 3.4 GI was set to Brute Force, Brute Force at the same low-quality setting. It was lit by a Vray Dome Light with HDRI in the texture slot and one Vray plane light which is the square that can be seen in the reflections.

No MeshBackground (just the HDRI dome light is showing in the background): Low-quality Brute Force/ Brute Force render time is 37sec @ 1280 720

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Adapter Returned Unexpected Error -2 for “C:\Program Files\….”3ds max adapter error : The pipe has ended

If Backburner Server is producing this error then check the Backburner Server and Manager are the same versions.

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Showing Displacement in Vray RT ActiveShade in 3ds max

How to show displacement in vray rt activeshade

To get the Vray RT Activeshade renderer to display displacement maps you’ve assigned to objects with the Vray displacement modifier make sure the Displacement box is ticked in Render Setup under Active Shade/V-ray RT as shown.
Turn up the Amount on the Vray Displacement modifier to an extreme value to make sure the effect is very obvious.

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Backburner Error 0x0000273f

If you’re getting error 0x0000273f on one of your Backburner servers try this Microsoft Fixit on that particular system’s Windows installation which might be corrupted say by a recent power cut or forced shutdown:
http://www.microsoftfixit.net/windows-error-0x0000273f/

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Animated Video Production : The Making Of “EncryptionBox”

animated video production storyboard

Animated Video Production Storyboard

Working with the Encryption Box team we put together a script and storyboard to define the working of their forthcoming animated video production which when shown to the judges of the Digital Media Awards they would go on to win their section.

1st a script was written and agreed so that the client was happy. Click here to view the script . Once the script and storyboard were approved the actual animation production was produced under pressure within a week.

Storyboard for Animated Video Production

When the script was finalized we made an animation storyboard to fully define the series of events to be depicted. A section of which is above.

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