Quixel has updated its Megascans library with photogrammetrically generated fur and flesh textures, as well as new fabric, leather, construction, food, dirt, and cardboard assets. You can see all the new content on Megascan's website.
Dave Baker has now recompiled most of the freeware plugins hosted on Maxplugins.de for 3DS Max 2018 . Dave carries out this formidable task annually in his spare time, so feel free to visit Maxplugins.de to see what's available, and donate to help support the continuation of an invaluable resource.
Flippednormals has released a set of textures for creating fabrics, generated from 3D geometry. Height, normal, ambient occlusion and alpha maps are provided, all tileable at 1024 x 1024 resolution. Fabric Textures is priced at $19 for a personal license and $69 for a commercial license. More on Flippednormals' website.
Check out the latest in the series of bloated animal videos produced by directors Kyra Buschor and Constantin Paeplow, this time for TV channel France 3. The "Rollin’ Wild" project was originally conceived by the artists during their studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Watch the video on Vimeo.
Lovers of high quality fruit renders could do worse than reading about Bertrand Benoit's most recent photogrammetry experiments. In his latest set of images, Bertrand tackles some subjects that have so far eluded him, including very dark, shiny, or smooth fruits, as well as capturing highly detailed displacement maps. See the images and read about the capture process on Bertrand's blog.