View Full Version : still dont know how to do this in 3dsmax...

06-21-2002, 07:04 AM
simple question, have asked it before and people dont seem to know the answer...

How do you apply a texture to a model in 3dsmax???
in gmax its simple, theres a button that opens a window to search for a texture, but i can find no such thing in 3dsmax.


06-21-2002, 08:25 AM
Press "m" while having 3ds max selected ...

06-21-2002, 09:17 AM
i know how to open the damn material editor
i dont know what button lets me select a texture to apply to my model, i cant ****ing find it and its getting on my nerves

06-21-2002, 09:43 AM
Take it easy. After opeing the material editor, take a look at the middle left side. You should see a blue sphere with an arrow pointing on it (it's called "Get Material"). Click on that button and you should see a "material/map browser". In the middle left side of it, you should see a section called "Browse From". From there you select "MTL Library". Now, all the materials and maps should show up in your main window. Select the texture u want and close it. Then apply it to your mesh. If it doesn't show up when you render it, then you will need to map your mesh first. If it still doesn't work, type up every step that u did and your problem.

The :evil2: FallenAngel_NYC :evil2:

06-22-2002, 04:54 AM
hmm i did that but the apply to mesh button stays "dead", it wont let me click it.

06-22-2002, 05:58 AM
Ok i'm gonna play the roll of "Sarastic New York city Bike messanger", becasue i do that so well (my job :) )

Maybe you should read the tutorials that came with the program, or hell, how about this far fetched idea, READ A BOOK. Did i just say that out loud? Instead of coming here and getting all upset becasue the program is difficult to understand, you should of taken a time out to read.

In the tool bar you'll find 4 sphers stacked ontop of each, each a different color, Eurkea thats it. Ok i'll taken this little tutorial a step further just for you. In order to load a map, click diffuse and select bitmap. Here's a little pic i made just for you, well becasue your "special" (ed) ya know.



This an idiot proof tutorial, for future refrence be nicer and you'll get more replies Quicker.

Sorry for sounding mean, i really didn't mean to HONEST.

06-22-2002, 06:31 AM
did you not read my post, i said i know how to open the material editor

im saying it wont let me apply the texture and i dont know why

and ffs dont be such an *******.

06-22-2002, 07:07 AM
I read your post, and it is still pretty simple to solve if you read.......It the picture i labeled idiot proof, there is an image of a box that appears checkered. At the far right, directly under the 4 circles. look hard and you'll find it. What that button does, it allows you to see the texture on the image in the perspective view.