Wednesday, March 26, 2008

3ds max rendering tip part I

This will sound like a goofy tip, but it can be helpful to anyone who uses 3ds Max. Once you start rendering in Max and you want to minimize the interface while it renders (if clients come in and you don't want them to see your screen), you can hit the WINDOWS button + D to show the desktop. Everything at this point is minimized. Most times when you want to check your render progress, Max will not come back up when you select it in the windows toolbar. So RIGHT CLICK and select task manager; select 3ds Max from the application list and select SWITCH TO. It restores.

6 comments:

Me said...
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Skwerm said...

Thanks for the tip! This one will come in handy!

Anonymous said...

Top tip!
I've been struggling with that for ages. Thanks for telling us about the "switch to" method!

Brian Phillips said...

No problem, good to know someone else has that same peeve.

Peter said...

thanks, been looking for that

George said...

It's a useful tips, don't be shy. It helps to deal with 3ds Max indeed. I bet that more than half of windows os users don't know about button combinations like win+f, win+d, win+a, win+up/down/left/right. So thx for sharing a tip. In a case of 3ds Max, more useful tips and scripts you might found at 3d-kstudio.com/product/materials-manager/