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How to Cheat in 3ds Max 2010 by Michele Bousquet

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12 Special effects

 

ON ANY GIVEN DAY at the movie theater, you can enjoy a variety of special effects from rain and snow to entire forests and landscapes.

While big-budget film effects might not be in your schedule, 3ds Max has a few effects that you can add with a minimum of work.

Cracks in a surface

ANIMATED CRACKS appearing in a landmass make a powerful visual statement. The ProBoolean tool with an animated loft makes quick work of it and allows you to determine where the crack appears and how fast it grows.

3Next you’ll animate the loft scale ...

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