Render Legion has announced the release of Corona Renderer 2 for 3DS Max, with a focus on improving compatibility by adding support for heterogeneous media and V-Ray scenes, adding new materials, a new toolbar, reduction of memory consumption, improved Bokeh, and much more.
iToo Software has released a new written and video tutorial in which they share 15 tips for creating large-scale environments. Read it on the iToo Software website.
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.