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3ds Max Modeling: Bots, Mechs, and Droids by Jon Weimer

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Chapter 1Spider Bot

In this chapter, you’ll learn to make a small surveillance bot like the one in the video game Deus Ex: The Invisible War. Let’s face it: A spider bot isn’t as sexy as, say, a heavily armored mech. But though they look complicated, spider bots are generally easy and quick to build.

Day 1: Building the Body

1. Go to the Create panel and create a Box using these settings:

Figure 1-1

2. Right-click the box and select Convert To > Convert to Editable Poly.

Figure 1-2

3. Under Selection, click the Polygon selection mode icon and ...

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