When you turn on Allow Non-vertical Jambs, the third point in thecreation sequence falls wherever you choose and the fourth point is added bythe program. Its offset from the plane is determined by the first three points.Using the Width/Height/Depth Creation Method in Perspective and UserViewports with Allow Non-vertical Jambs off can be an efficient way to createdoors and windows with Object Snaps. However, it can also be confusing atfirst. Keep in mind that the third point you define, the Height, is interpreted asa point on the home grid until you indicate a point higher or lower than thegrid. If you are using an Object Snap setting, 3ds max might not know youmean a point off the grid unless you bring the cursor in proximity to anonplanar point to which it can snap.
There are additional parameters specific to each door and window type thatcontrol overall dimension parameters, as well as detailed parameters for sub-object components such as mullions, trim, and panels within leaves. See Doorsand Windows for more information on these parameters.
Animating Doors and Windows
Certain door and window creation parameters, including the Open parameter,can be animated. See Doors and Windows for more information.
Creating Stairs and Railings
3ds max contains four types of stair objects: spiral stairs, U-type stairs with anintermediate landing, L-type stairs with a landing at the bend in the stair, andstraight stairs with no intermediate landing. A complementary Railing objectcan be used to create any number of handrail designs that follow along a splinepath.For more information, see
Stairs. The Railing Object
Use the Railing button on the Create panel in the to produce railing objects.Railing components include rails, AEC Extended categoryposts, and fencing.Fencing includes pickets (balusters) or solid-filled material (such as glass or wood strips).You can create a railing in two ways: specify the orientation and height of therailing, or pick a spline path and apply the railing to that path. The spline path with a railing is called a rail path. Later, if you edit the rail path, the Railing