In this tutorial i will show you how to create a Chinese Table Set with 3ds Max and Vray.
I will model the, the chopsticks holder, a bowl, a plate, a plateau and a table rug. After you finish this tutorial your image should be similar with the one above. If you follow this tutorial well you should achieve an image like the one above. At bottom of tutorial you will find link to download sample of this tutorial in .max, .3ds, .obj formats.
Step 1: First we will create the chopsticks. So in front viewport, form Create, Geometry create a plane with 2 Length and Width segments and the Length and Width amount should be 0.6cm. Right click to convert the plane to Editable Poly.
Step 2: In Modify tab go to edge selection mode and using the Connect or Cut tool create the edges you see i have selected bellow. To make a cut simply click where to start and where to end. To connect edges, select 2 or more edges and click on Connect.
Step 3: In Vertex selection mode select the corner vertices and using the Select and Scale tool scale the vertices down a little bit in X and Y axis direction. You can see the amount of scaling at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Convert the object to Editable Poly. Right click, Convert to> Convert to Editable Poly. Go in vertex selection mode and select the vertices from one end of the object. Using the Select and Scale tool scale down the vertices to 40.
Step 7: Go in polygon selection mode and press CTRL A to select them all. In Polygon: Smoothing groups rollout menu first click on Clear All to reset the existing smoothing groups and after that click on 1 to apply a smoothing group.
Step 8: It”s time to create the chopsticks holder. In front viewport from Create, Geometry create a Cylinder with the Radius amount of 0.5cm and the Height of 4.0cm. Change the Height segments to 2, the Cap segments to 1, and the Sides to 20.
Step 10: Create the