Tag Archives: 3ds max plugin

Spline Mesher Modifier

29 Jun

A modifier that meshes a spline in much the same way as the Renderable Spline options in 3dsmax, but offers additional options like using a curve to control the shape.

The curve used to control the shape is the animation curve assigned to the ‘Shape’ channel: it uses the values from 0 – 100 (regardless of any animation range in the scene) as percent along the curve. Watching the quicktime might make it clearer.

Has a grow option, a second curve shape you can blend in, mapping options.

No docs at the moment, most of the spinners should make sense but if you want to enable the seondary shape (which is the ‘shape tip’ channel) the set the ‘Grow Style’ to 1. You then use the ‘Tip Blend Point’ and ‘Tip Blend Range’ to control where and how softly the shape transitions from controlled by the first curve to the second.

For download & more detail visit rpmanager.com


Tip: Introducing Thinking Particles

24 Nov

In this tip video for 3ds max, we’ll introduce Cebas Thinking Particles. We’ll take a look in general to the UI, and some informations about the basic workflow to understand how to play with the rule-based architecture and how to create a simple particle system working on borning, speed, shape and force nodes.

To start this tutorial visit CG Cookie

ghostTown 0.21 Tool for 3ds Max

23 Mar

A city generator and tool for creating urban environments.

  • Lopoly or highpoly buildings
  • Roadtool for making basic road layouts
  • Easy material system, add your textures and they will be randomly distributed
  • Add details were needed with basic scripts for facades etc
  • Custom scripting and support for openstreetmap coming soon

Works for 3dsMax 2010-2011 only!

A quick overview and tutorial:

You can download it free at the ghostTown site

GrowFX v1.5.0 SP1 for 3ds Max & Video Tutorials

1 Mar

GrowFX v1.5.0 SP1 for 3ds Max 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 32bit X 64bit

Now you can recreate digitally a lifelike 3D model of any plant, from grass and trees to woodland using a refreshingly simple interface and an essential set of parameters that you can set up yourself.

GrowFX lets you create broadleaf trees, conifers, palm trees, flowers, ivy and many other vegetational compositions. Its unique model building tools will help you create creeping plants, entwining scene objects, and shearing plants of any shape. Plants may bend around different objects. Free tutorials from exlevel.

GrowFX is fully compatible with 3ds Max®. All parameters can be animated. You can, for example, create a wind animation, plant growth animation and other kinds of animation you can imagine. There is also an opportunity to edit the parameters using MAXScript.

GrowFX is a plug-in for Autodesk® 3ds Max®, allowing you to build any plants and trees.

GrowFX works in 3ds Max 9, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (32/64-bits) and 3ds Max Design 2009, 2010, 2011 (32/64-bits).

Read more from exlevel.com

3DS Max Hot Box

17 Feb

Maya Style HotBox interface for 3d Studio Max
Version: 0.08,  Author Name: David Mackenzie

After being inspired by the video I saw of a Max hot box here on Script Spot I decided to work on my own. So here is the first version, its only a beta so some bugs or problems are to be expected. I am giving it out early as I want to get as much feedback as possible  I am currently debating whether to follow the Maya route or do something a bit different.

Currently the entire GUI is created dynamically. I am working on a back-end that will let you run whatever scripts you want as well as create your own layouts. At this stage the back-end will most likely be stored in XML. As mentioned I would really appreciate any feedback, this will help decide the future direction of the Hotbox.

Version Requirement: 2009, 2010, 2011

Source URL: http://daveandgoliath.com

You can now download it free here.

Kitchen Cabinet Creator v1.01

15 Dec

Version Requirement: 3ds max 2011 x86 x64

Additional Info:
Kitchen Cabinet Creator is the ideal program for users who require frequent design of kitchens, furniture and interior design as well for all of those who want with a couple of mouse clicks to fill some empty space and very easy and simple to do some things that otherwise take much longer.

Kitchen Cabinet Creator with its intuitive and logically arranged user interface that offers the possibility of a large number of combinations of kitchen cabinets, both through pre-defined, ie. settings that you specified, or with random button which can provide you with very interesting results.

New in version 1.01:
* Script now automatically recognise display units in max and convert all values it to.
* Added spinner for number of random cabinets.
* Improved randomness of cabinet creation.
* New options for sink.
* Improved speed of execution.
* Improved naming of objects for easier managing.
* Some bugs fixed.

Tip: The best way for using this script is on clean scene, or at least make sure that no other objects around point of creation(script use ProBoolean Compound Object for creation of sink hole).

If you download macroscript zip file just extract files to 3ds max main directory.

Homepage URL: http://alberoart.com/cabinet-creator-EN

Download: Here