View Full Version : Environment Map
21-04-2007, 01:32 PM
Iīve got a question:
Is it possible to show the environment map (not the background image) in the viewport? If so, how?
21-04-2007, 09:01 PM
just turn it on, something simple as thats in the manual
21-04-2007, 11:51 PM
mhm i looked for it in the manual, but havenīt found anything about it.
thing is, i use a hdri as environment map. sure, i can use it for rendering - works great. but i just canīt find out how i can see the env. map in my viewport.
da_elf: turn in on where?
22-04-2007, 03:41 AM
He doesn't know monkeyhead. Just ignore obnoxious ****s like that.
I've been trying to figure the same thing out also. I haven't looked very hard, mind. And it's really not that important to me, but it would be a handy thing to know.
Sorry, I can't help you either.
22-04-2007, 09:03 PM
noooo. i wouldnt know, why would i know. i dont know the first thing about 3ds max. sheesh anyhow, things are pretty logical. you want to affect your viewport background. look through your menu and look for the most logical place your going to find those controls and voila, you juuuust might find what your looking for there (i do teach 3dsmax and i like my students to use their brains in finding things rather than showing them where they are. i wont always be there to show them so they better get used to how things are laid out)
22-04-2007, 09:15 PM
Da_Elf: Okay so if you know why donīt you just simply be so kind and tell where I switch it on. I know that I can copy my envir. map into my background slot. But when using an HDRI (which kinda surrounds my hole max scene), that doesīt give me enough feedback.
22-04-2007, 09:35 PM
did you try alt+b that'd be my best guess. something in that dialouge box. i'd look but im at work :-/ good luck
22-04-2007, 10:37 PM
Yes, Elf. The man asked for help, so if you DO know the answer, perhaps you would be so kind as to help the man?
He obviously asked for help for a reason, and I'm sure he tried to research the answer himself prior to asking for help here. Additionally, if it wasn't important to whatever he is working on, I'm sure he wouldn't have asked.
SO, if you know the answer, you may choose to assist this person.
Or you may just want to be a recalcitrant twit, then in which case, keep your comments to yourself.
23-04-2007, 02:21 AM
well, you didnt need to copy it. you could have simply turned on the "use enviromental map" check box in your viewport background slot. however if its the feedback that your worried about then yes, i agree its usually slow to refresh and also when using an HDRI its even more slow. Another faulure in max i hate is that background images will not update when using max's animation preview function. for that i usually apply my backgrounds to planes and spheres when i need the update. for faster use of the HDRI i usually go into hdri shop and save out a jpg at a good exposure and use that since it will update in the viewport much quicker
23-04-2007, 02:57 AM
Thank you elf.
26-04-2007, 03:13 PM
Thank you elf. Now thatīs a proper and detailed answer :). It works fine.
26-04-2007, 10:01 PM
well the thing is you already knew where to enable to function, you were just overlooking that check box
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