How to Export a Rigged, Animated Model From 3ds Max to Three.js

See the demo running here. After about six months, I've finally figured out how to export a boned, rigged, animated model from 3ds max and import it into Three.js. Requirements Three.js r68 or higher Intermediate knowledge of 3ds max (this is not a rigging tutorial) Use the Skin…

How to Modify the Android Emulator Hosts File

The Android emulator is an odd beast. Unlike the iOS emulator, there's no easy way to sync your system hosts file with the Android hosts file. Until now! We will make two files with some special magic so that your emulator mirrors your computer. These instructions are OSX only! There…

Creating a 3D Font in Three.js

1. Get a font to turn into 3D There are many options for fonts to choose from. Font Squirrel and 1001 Free Fonts are two good, legal resources that have search capabilities to help you find fonts by type. 2. Generate the font.js file Use the Facetype.js website…

Dealing With Compiled Files in Git

Why might you need this? If you have file A, and every time you change A, file B gets rebuilt, and you have to commit file B, these steps will help you. These examples are written with Sass in mind. You should never commit built or compiled files to Git.…

Stop Using Curved Drop Shadows

The curved drop shadow phenomena is a design trend that needs to stop. They make me want to throw up by creating an impossible surface The intent is to make the image corners appear curled. It fails horribly. For the effect to work, the corners would need to be visually…