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Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2012 Essentials: AUTODESK OFFICIAL TRAINING GUIDE by Dariush Derakhshani, Randi L. Derakhshani

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Modeling the Top

To begin modeling the chest of drawers, follow these steps:

1. Begin with a new scene (choose Application New New All, and then click OK in the New Scene dialog box).

2. Select the Perspective viewport, which is set to Smooth + Highlights display mode by default. Enable Edged Faces mode in the viewport by moving the cursor to Viewport Labels in the upper left and clicking Smooth + Highlights. This opens a drop-down menu. Choose Edged Faces. This shows the wireframe edges of the object. (Or use the keyboard shortcut F4 to toggle Edged Faces on or off.)

3. In the Command panel, choose the Create tab ( i0201.tif ), click the Geometry ...

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