Outside the Box:
3DS Tutorial #1: CyberGuy
2, Issue 13
February 23, 2000
to rotate around, checking your mapped rectangle.† Cool.† Now
we have to slide it back along the Y axis so itís off the construction
plane when we make our lines.† Iíve bound the G key to toggle
the construction grid on and off.† For me the grid gets distracting
so I keep it off most of the time.† In this case, though we need
to see the construction plane.† So hit the F6 key which restricts
movement for the object along the Y axis.† Right click over the
object and select Move.
the move icon over the object, hold down the left mouse button
and drag your mouse to the right, sliding the rectangle back along
the Y.† Move it about 10 units back.
more accurate way to do this is to right-click over the Select
and Move icon at the top of the menu.† This brings up the Move
Transform Type-In menu where precise values can be entered.† This
menu is also available for the Select and Rotate and Select and
Scale icons.† Go ahead and bring it up for the move tool and type
in 0, 10 and 50.† This centers it in the X, pushes it back 10
along the Y and centers it on the Z.
zoom extents and hide your grid.† If you donít want to bind the
Show Grid option to the G key like I did then go to the menu and
turn it off manually.
donít know how to bind a key to an action, check this.† Go to
on Keyboard.† Under the Command list scroll down to Display Grids
(toggle).† Click over to where it says Shortcut and enter the
letter G in the blank space or hit Press Key and hit the G key.†
and youíve bound the G key to the grid show/no show.† Back to
the Shapes tab, hit Line and knock your steps down to 0.
with the shoulder pad and trace the triangle.† Click Yes when
youíre prompted to "Close Spline?"
and trace the rest of the black lines.† Pay careful attention
around the hand so none of the lines overlap.† Right click to
break off contact when making the open shapes of the abdomen area.†
Also put your cursor at the upper left corner of the square around
his head, hold down ctrl and click drag a rectangle to make that
shape a perfect square.† You should end up with something like
things easier, letís consolodate all the lines into one shape.†
Select the shoulder shape.† Go to the Modify panel, hit Attach
Multiple and hit All in the Attach Multiple dialog box.†