Setting up GMAX is important for consistency in producing digital models. Before you start a model make sure GMAX is set up correctly. It is is still possible to work in imperial measurements if you wish.
- Launch GMAX using the Trainz Asset Creation Studio. GMAX can be launched normally if preferred, but the exporter function is only availble if you have set up the plugins correctly.
- From the main file menu go to Customize>Units Setup and in the dialogue box choose metric.
- From the main file menu go to Customize>Preferences and set the units to your choice. Most creators now use meters. This is the units your model will be constructed in.
Make sure you have the latest updates for your version of 3DS Max. Recent updates have fixed compatability with Windows Vista. 3DS Max has a many options, including all that are available in GMAX plus many more.