Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Project Folder

Project folders in 3ds Max are a great helpful tool! By setting the project folder, this allows 3ds Max to search or look in the folder of that project directory. This works well for when other people are working on a project with you or if you have to come back to a project after a few weeks. Setting the project active re-paths the search folders in 3ds Max to look for presets, scenes, import/export and other project specific folders.
Found under the Application big "M", and then Manage setting the folder is easy either to an existing folder or creating a new one.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Content Explorer

Have you checked out the Content Explorer in AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture (ACA). It is pretty cool. It can be accessed from the Plug-ins Tab in AutoCAD or the Add-ins tab in ACA, both look like binoculars.
With Content Explorer you can catalog content for speedy access, index the objects in each file, and search for content in local drives, network locations, and the Autodesk Seek.
Click on the side image for a better look.