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hi, i'm making a 3d model of an architectural glass-enclosed space for shockwave 3d. you can see what's happening by looking at [url]http://www.pipedreams.net.nz/temp/windowforweb.htm[/url] the first view you see, parts of the right-hand features are missing. if you move to the right hand side of the room, the features appear, but the left hand features disappear. i've done some tests and worked out that if i delete the main glass front of the structure this doesn't happen. so i imagine it is because these objects are behind a semi-transparent pane of glass that this is happening. how can i prevent this? ...

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    Default objects disappear behind transparent glass - why?

    hi,

    i'm making a 3d model of an architectural glass-enclosed space for shockwave
    3d. you can see what's happening by looking at

    [url]http://www.pipedreams.net.nz/temp/windowforweb.htm[/url]

    the first view you see, parts of the right-hand features are missing. if you
    move to the right hand side of the room, the features appear, but the left hand
    features disappear. i've done some tests and worked out that if i delete the
    main glass front of the structure this doesn't happen. so i imagine it is
    because these objects are behind a semi-transparent pane of glass that this is
    happening. how can i prevent this? the features need to be behind a
    semi-transparent object for the space to be true to life.

    luke

    lduncalfe Guest

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    Default Re: objects disappear behind transparent glass - why?

    Detach the transparent parts (each model with alpha-channel texture), and center the pivot !
    cheers
    necromanthus Guest

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    Default Re: objects disappear behind transparent glass -

    hi necromanthus,

    do you mean to ungroup the transparent and non-transparent objects in 3ds max?
    i need them to be grouped because eventually i want people to be able to move
    these pieces independently.

    and, what do you mean by center the pivot? it sounds important :)

    luke

    lduncalfe Guest

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    Default Re: objects disappear behind transparent glass -

    You HAVE to ungroup the transparent objects and to center the pivot for each
    one !
    (has nothing to do with moving these pieces independently, anyway this action
    remains available)
    Now, how to center the pivot for an object:
    - select the object (of course)
    - click on Hierarchy
    - click on Affect Pivot Only
    - click on Center to Object
    that's all.

    note: this forum is for Macromedia Director MX (not for Discreet 3D Studio Max
    ) ... LOL
    cheers

    Originally posted by: lduncalfe
    do you mean to ungroup the transparent and non-transparent objects in 3ds max?
    i need them to be grouped because eventually i want people to be able to move
    these pieces independently.

    and, what do you mean by center the pivot? it sounds important :)

    luke



    necromanthus Guest

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