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How to create PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

This is a text based tutorial in 3D Studio Max, in this tutorial you will learn how to make a PNG Transparent Icon using 3D Studio Max. We will learn some technique like MeshSmooth, RayTraced Material, Omni Lights and few more. So lets start.

1. Lets start with a new file. Now Create tube from standard primitives with following parameters:

You will get this:

2. Select the object and go the  modifiers list and apply mesh smooth to smoothen the edges of tube:

3. Set the following meshsmooth parameters:

Following result should display:

4. Go to the front view. Create sphere in the following position with following parameters:

This kind of sphere would come:

5. Click on “Select and Uniform Scale” button and  scale down the sphere towards Y-Axis as show below:

6. Go the shapes and select line:

7. Draw a home with a line on the front view:

8. Select the triangle shape, go to the modify panel, click on the attach button then click on the squares to attach other drawn shapes with
triangle:

9. Select the home, go to the modifiers list, apply Bevel, and change the following parameters:

House Icon would become like this:

10. Press (M) key for material editor, Click on the Standard button, Select Raytraced, Click ok:

11. Change the following parameters to create metal chrome material. Drag and drop the material on the tube:

12. Create another raytraced material, change the following parameters for glass material. Drag and drop the glass material on the sphere:

13. Create standard material for home icon, change the following parameters. Drag and drop the material on the home icon:

14. Create box on this position for reflection purpose:

15. Apply standard material on it. Change the following parameters. Drag and drop the material on the box:

16. Adjust home icon and sphere as shown below:

17. Go to standard lights:

18. Select omni lights:

19. Create two omni lights on the following positions:

20. Press (F9) key to render the scene:

21. When rendering done, click on the save image button, save image as png format:

22. Here is the final image you will get:

About the author

Mirza Furqan Adil

Furqan is having more than 8 years of experience in graphics design, 3d modeling and animation and over the past 8 years he is deeply involved in any form of art like website designs, Music, concept sketch, automobile concept design, character concept sketch, logo design, animations, Photo-real 3d product/architecture visualization.

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