Autodesk recently released a recording of a presentation given by Christiaan Klaassen, Partner & Director of CGI at DBOX. The presentation focused on the concept and process behind DBOX's creation of renders and VR tours for a prestigious NY residential tower. Rather than simply looking at technique, this talk encompasses a broader look at DBOX's process as they progress from initial sketches to final result. Watch it on Vimeo.
Munich Filmworks has made available their simulation tool for FumeFX, called FumeFX ModernUI. The tool is aimed at making FumeFX simulations in 3DS Max easier to manage and iterate, and is now available for free via the Munich Filmworks website. Watch it on Vimeo.
Studio Dabarti's Tomasz Wyszołmirski has written a review of the features that will be brought by the upcoming v3.5 of V-Ray RT GPU for 3DS Max. The review is based on beta 2 of the software. More on Dabarti's website.
John Martini has released Zippy Painter, an inexpensive script that allows you to paint instanced geometry onto one or more surfaces or into 3d space, and then apply a physics simulation. Features include the ability to randomise rotation, translation and scale; an option to align rotation to the surface normals or align to the surface and rotate to follow the stroke angle; and several keyboard shortcuts to improve workflow. Find out more on John Martini's website.
(Updated) 3DS Max product manager Eddie Perlberg and senior QA Kelly Michels have added more information on the reasons behind the move to the new Max Ideas site. Read their comments for more. (more...)