Hello everyone, Are you ready to create a punching machine in 3ds max? In this tutorial we will work with polygon, slice plane, shape merge, editable poly, spline, chamfer box and chamfer cylinder.
Step 1: First of all, In Customize> Unit Setup change display unit scale to metric and select Centimeters so you can follow the tutorial exactly with dimensions. Then create a chamfer box with these dimensions. Lenght=45cm, Width=10cm, Height=2cm, Fillet=0.5cm and convert into editable poly by right clicking.
Step 2: Select the top polygon in the editable poly and uniformly scale down.
Go to the splines create 3 rectangles with these parameters
Length: 30 cm, 28 cm, 2.5 cm
Width: 1 cm, 4 cm, 3.8 cm
Corner radius: 0, 0, 0.8 cm
And move them like the picture. And attach them on editable spline
Now we want to create the spline shape on our chamfer box, click on chamfer box 01 and go to the Compound Objects > Shape Merge, then pick the spline as a shape (like this picture). Now you can delete the spline.
Go to the editable poly and create the new polygons that you created with spline and extrude them (-0.1 cm). Then click on slice plane and slice from center and now delete left side of your model. In the Tools menu, select Mirror and create a instance clone in x axis.