Area :: Header
Sweat, Swearing & Tears
Meet the team behind Cupcakes & Critters in the latest chapter of Autodesk’s documentary series on indie game makers.
Discussion Groups

3ds Max / 3ds Max Design General

Reply
Member
AndyK_1
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-15-2012

3ds Max 2013 Materials Library

173 Views, 4 Replies
06-15-2012 11:04 AM
Hi all,
I've just started learning to use 3ds Max, I'm using the autodesk approved tutorials to do this.

I would appear to be missing the materials library maps or part of them, under the "maps" drop down in the "Slate Material Editor" I appear to be missing the "mental ray" drop down & maps & also the "MetaSL", can anyone shed some light on this for me.

Cheers,
Andy

Please use plain text.
Distinguished Contributor
PiXeL_MoNKeY
Posts: 1,725
Registered: ‎04-14-2011

Re: 3ds Max 2013 Materials Library

06-15-2012 11:11 AM in reply to: AndyK_1
That is probably be cause you have Scanline or other non-mr/metaSL compatible renderer assigned. Change to mental ray, or enable "Show Incompatible" from the drop-down arrow next to the Search by name box.

-Eric
Please use plain text.
Member
AndyK_1
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-15-2012

Re: 3ds Max 2013 Materials Library

06-15-2012 11:15 AM in reply to: AndyK_1
cheers, i'll try that so & see how i get on, much appreciated.

Thanks, Andy...
Please use plain text.
Member
AndyK_1
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-15-2012

Re: 3ds Max 2013 Materials Library

06-15-2012 11:19 AM in reply to: AndyK_1
cheers, that worked a treat... proper amateur mistake..LoL
Please use plain text.
Moderator
Steve_Curley
Posts: 19,162
Registered: ‎08-07-2007

Re: 3ds Max 2013 Materials Library

06-15-2012 04:52 PM in reply to: AndyK_1
Which tutorial? If you have downloaded the tutorial files, then you need to set your Project Folder to be the folder you extracted them to, and start the tutorials using the provided scenes. They should be set up correctly (with Mental Ray as the renderer, in this case) so you shouldn't run into that particular problem.

Max 4.2 through 2015 (SP2+EXT1), Composite 2014.
Win7Pro x64 (SP1). i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz, 8Gb Ram, DX11.
nVidia GTX760 (2GB) (Driver 335.23).

Please use plain text.