Lucas 3D has released a teaser video for Road Creator Pro. A soon-to-be-released script for 3DS Max that automates the process of creating parametric roads. A lite edition is already available with basic features, but the pro version adds that ability to hand draw roads, add curbs, trees and more. Watch the teaser on YouTube.
Kitbash 3D has released a new asset library of futuristic slum buildings and modular architectural components, created to rapidly populate scenes. This is the second collection to include textures created by textures.com, but all models are UV unwrapped ready for tileable maps should you wish to change them. This is now the thirteenth library from Kitbash 3D whose collections also include Fairy Tale, Space Colony, Utopia, Victoria, Neo Tokyo, Art Deco, Gothic and many more. The kit costs $199, and a 50% discount applies by entering "DAY1" at the checkout during the first 24 hours of sale. Find out more on Kitbash3D's website.
Rune Spaans has released a new script for 3DS Max that sets up the camera data required for generating VR images using Google's VR Seurat system. According to Rune, the script "lets you setup rendered input data (a bunch of animated camera frames) from any 3ds Max renderer, with an accompanying JSON data file, which are then ready to be processed using the Seurat Pipeline binary to a real-time 6DoF VR file." (more...)
Gobotree has released a new collection of 10 3D scanned characters, 8 riding bicycles, one driving a car and the final one on a skateboard. Characters are in the region of 60k polys each, with SS2 skin, hair and eyelashes for use in the foreground of renders. The collection costs £215 or £43 is bought individually. The assets are available in Max 2012 format with V-Ray (with or without SSS2 skin shaders) or Standard materials as well as FBX, OBJ and Sketchup. View the models on the Gobotree website.
Autodesk has updated its 3DS Max documentation to list the features of version 2019.1. This release adds improvements to several areas, including a new projects toolbar that lets the user see their project folder and easily switch between folders. (more...)
iToo Software has announced the latest version of Forest Pack, their popular scattering plugin for 3DS Max. Forest Pack has been around since 1999, and since its first released the feature list has grown and grown. This also means the interface has got busier. Forest Pack 6 aims to simplify the user experience by allowing the user to customise rollouts and groups to reveal only those they need. In addition, other small UI improvements such as resizeable lists, tooltips, and an icon creation mode are intended to make working with the plugin easier. (more...)
Christophe Blattmann has released Fast Housing 1.0, a scripted tool for 3DS Max to create procedural houses. The geometry plugin has controls for roofs, terraces, beams, windows, arches, surrounds, frames, balconies, shutters and more. (more...)
Vlado has posted a WIP video demonstrating V-Ray being used to render Corona materials, including some common textures like CoronaTriPlanar, Corona Normal and CoronaBitmap. According to the description, this feature for V-RAy CPU is due to be released in an upcoming Hotfix, GPU will come later. Watch it on YouTube.