I have worked with importing AI files many times into Max… one of the key things I have found I need to do most of the time is make sure all vertices are welded in Max.
The”O” for instance you would probably need to make sure that the outer and inner portion of the letter are attached as one spline.
If you want just email me your AI file and I will be able to help out much better.
Moin Matthias, hi guys. I’ve got a texture I’ve made for graphic river, and I think it should work on 3d ocean as well. But I have a couple of questions – does the res need to be a “power of 2” ie 256, 512, 1024 etc? Also, does it need bump and specular maps included? Cheers!
Short answer is YES … create the texture using the power of 2!
It is not necessary to include the specular or normal maps but it is nice if you can… Hope this helps… Cheers!
Look into Bootcamp, Parallels, or VMWare Fusion. To run 3ds max, your going to need one of those programs to run windows virtually, or off another partition on your drive. Ive seen people whove done it, and it runs quite well. So check it out
Thanks all for your comments
Here is what I did…..
17” MAC Book Pro 8 gigs RAM 2.8 GHertz i7 500 gig internal + 500 gig external Adobe CS5 Creative Suite Fusion to install MAX 2011
So far so good… I am amazed at the speed… even running Windows 7 Pro under Fusion I pull in an average 6.6 on the internal benchmark… Max runs great!! Adobe of course is awesome!!
Thank you and that does help a lot-
Your concern has been mine moving forward… the portability is definitely a motivating factor even knowing that it will cost nearly double for the Powerbook than the desktop solution.
At this point money fortunately is not an option as a client is willing to pay for the whole thing for me and it gets rolled into a current project Doesn’t happen often but hey I’ll take it!!
WildeMedia- great topic:)
For me I do the following:
- For email I use Gmail and organize folders for each client… for those emails with specific actions needed I star them
- I also make use of a simple Task Manager that syncs with my Droid & PC to help manage due dates
- I keep a spreadsheet that is monthly based and tracks all income as well as expenses (important for tax purposes)
- Most important I have (2) independent 500gig hard drives that all information is backed up to on a regular basis… just in case
Most important for me also is creating a directory structure that is consistent across the board!!
There are probably a million different ways as there are freelance designers… this has worked for me for over 8 years now… Hope it helps!!