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Transparent Blueprints

By Travis Williams
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Date Added: 16th June 2009
Software used:
3ds Max, Photoshop

Photoshop 10
 
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Click Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and change the Contrast to +30 on all maps. This is to blacken the dark areas and lighten the white lines. This option may be tweaked depending on the blueprints you are using.

Photoshop 11

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Here are the maps ready to be used in 3D Studio Max or any 3D Application you may be using.

Photoshop 12
 
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Click File > Save As and save each image as a PNG file.


Part 2 - 3dsmax

In this part you will learn how to setup the images in 3D Studio Max to be used as blueprints ready to start modelling.

3dsmax 01

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I personally layout my file structure for a new project as show above, this way I can find things easier and and can copy the main folder anywhere and always be able to locate the blueprints/maps within 3D Studio Max.

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First create a box, it does not matter where or how big. Just create a box.





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(ID: 78831, pid: 0) Ava on Sat, 14 January 2012 7:26pm
tnx - that really helped.
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