2010-12-09

"i" is for spline

Here's a quick simple, but useful tip. Forever I was wanting to pan as I was creating my splines in max, but every attempt to pan would stop the spline creation. I began to think it can't be done. I would ask "how do you pan while creating a spline?" Well it can be done. The answer is "i" on your keyboard. As you create your spline, if you hit "i" Max will just re-center your view to your cursor location.



Happy splining!

21 comments:

  1. Fantastic tip!!! Thanks very much!!!!!

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  2. Yes mate, definately a life saver that one.

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  3. Thank you so much, needed that!!!!

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  4. Yeah man, that's an old tips, but always usefull...

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  5. that is by far the best max tip i have ever revived.

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  6. Nice !! :)

    Mouse zoom in and out also works when creating splines.

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  7. there is a nice and simple script (Cline) that makes pan-rotate possible when creating splines in 3ds max

    http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/cline-2-05

    note: all created xplines are FROZEN (just unfreez them)

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  8. This is the problem I facing every time! This is awesome.

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  9. This is the problem I facing every time. This is awesome!!!

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  10. Nice one, that saved the splining ;)

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  11. Hi Ramy,

    Absolutely love this blog!! So much useful information on here.

    I was wondering if you could me? I’m an architectural student studying in the UK in my last year, and have taken on a project that aims to demonstrate the power that photorealistic rendering can have on project. With the end result being a show real of renders and animations in a short film.

    I’m using max and mental ray, and I think I’ve got the hang of interior rendering, but when it comes to the exteriors they are lacking in realism, and I’m starting to think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew!

    I’m using mr sun and skylight, and messing about with the mr photographic exposure control, but can’t seem to get it right. So I was wondering if you have any tips on how you do yours? There also seems to be barley any tutorials on the subject, well not ones that achieve a good result, but quite a few on interiors, is this because exteriors are easier?

    Thanks
    Chris

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  12. buen tip... y es por todos aquellos que no les gusta leer todo el instructivo de atajos... como yo... saludos... buen blog!

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  13. HiRamy,

    Your blog saved my life a few times. hahaha

    I noticed that there arent any exterior scene tutorials. The ones that i can find are about interiors. I`m having a hard time to set a fine exterior scene. Now when it comes to post processing, i never get it right. Maybe you can help me and the others that asked for a exterior scene tutorial with a video tutorial like you did with the post-processing.

    Thanks
    Fabio Knabben

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  14. Its really amazing. Thanks for your nice and informative post.

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  15. as Remi said previously, for those that got mouse 'zoom in and out of ortho about mouse' turned on in preference can just zoom out and zoom to where you want to go.

    of course, pressing 'i' will eventually bring you back out.

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  16. OMG this was really helpful!!!!! TY for the tip Ramy!

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  17. 8 years later...the answer arrives. Thanks dude!!

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