Creating Planes and Adding Materials

For the best in modeling reference, bring in photos of your model and use the crossing boxes technique, which involves placing the reference images on crossing plane objects or thin boxes in the scene. In this exercise, you’ll build a child’s rocket ride-on toy, as shown in Figure 3-1.

Figure 3-1: You’ll build child’s red rocket toy like this one.

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Before you begin, download the Red Rocket folder from this book’s companion web page (www.sybex.com/go/3dsmax2012essentials) to your hard drive where you keep your other 3ds Max projects.

1. Set your project folder to the Red Rocket project you just downloaded ...

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