It turns out I have to learn some 3DS MAX and I found the perfect tutorial for that on:
https://www.pluralsight.com/paths/3ds-m ... t-modeling
Its the Quick start to modeling in 3ds max by Joshua Kinney from 2013. One of the best Tutorials for beginners I have found - awesome teacher.
He does this on max 2014 but it works perfectly on max 2008 which I have for cryengine 2 workflow. So just putting the link here for anyone searching for a really good Introduction to the program.
I am moving to Germany next Month after being away for 15 or more years so there will be a little slowdown in progress sandbox wise but no biggie.
... have to get back to the Trashcan modeling, Crate should be a breeze after that ....
oh yes, the crate crysis
- I had real problems getting that into the sandbox editor and the reason is me being medium smart and the tutorials I found seem to be missing some information for the material setup. I did find a banana box 3ds max file in the cryengine documentation and it actually has the complete setup for a pickup, destroyable banana box
so I will decipher that later and see if I can plonk a crate on my beach.