Quickly & easy insert your model in a real nature photo.Step 1Start your 3D Studio Max.Step 2Load the model.Step 3Open the material editor (you can press the M key).Step 4Click on the Standard button to create a new Matte/Shadow material. Click twice on Matte/Shadow and then it will be Matte/Shadow that you need.Step 5It is very important that you uncheck Opaque Alpha and check the Receive Shadows.Step 6Now create a bok below your model. Be sure that all your shadows fall on the box... Render it a few times to make sure.Step 7Select the box.Step 8Place the Matte/Shadow material on the box using this button.Step 9Now render the scene and you should get something like this:Step 10It's your choice if you want to add the background or not. The background only makes your model seem less fictional and more realistic if you place it in it's original sourounding. Look:Step 11 Go to Rendering>>Environment...Step 12Check Use map. Now select the picture that you want for your background.Step 13And at the end all you gotta do is to position the model and angle the camera so that the model looks like it belongs to that picture... (Sometimes very tricky if you chose a bad background picture)We're done!Have a nice day!
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