Boomer Labs has released Superblob beta, a new meshing plugin for 3DS Max. Features include 5-10 times speed improvements over Max's native BlobMesh, smoother meshes, improved normals, an integrated relax and push function, TyFlow support and more coming soon. Find out more and download the beta from Boomer Labs' website.
Happy Digital has released Autohedge, a new plugin for 3DS Max and V-Ray dedicated to the creation of hedges, bushes, shrubberies and more. It works by parametrically filling any shape closed mesh with leaves and branches. Included are materials and presets for 18 hedge species. Autohedge costs $149 for a perpetual license or $249 for a bundle that includes Autograss. A rental bundle that includes the two plugins is also available for $19 per month. Find out more on Happy Digital.
Kinematic Lab has released Roll, a new modifier for 3DS Max that allows you to animate any geometry rolling over the ground although it was a physical simulation. (more...)
Autodesk has released 3DS Max 2020.1 adding the ability to tear off viewports, a new hotkey editor, chamfer modifier improvements and more. (more...)
Bertrand Benoit has released a new film in which he visualises the unbuilt works of Etienne-Louis Boullée, an influential French architect little of whose work was ever built. His buildings featured stark well defined platonic forms and a monumental interpretation of neo-classicism. See Bertrand's photoreal recreation on YouTube.
Chaos Group has announced the release of V-Ray Next update 2 for 3DS Max bringing V-Ray IPR enhancements and V-Ray GPU updates plus all new memory tracking reports and Debug Shading in IPR. Improvements to GPU and Cloud rendering include support for: Substance 2 maps, VRayCurvature texture, VRayDistanceTex and VRayALSurfaceMtl shaders.
AXYZ has released a new case study tutorial demonstrating how to populate interiors with 3d people using its free lite version of Anima which inludes a new Drag & Drop Gallery that can be used directly inside 3ds Max. Watch it on YouTube.