Joaquim Montserrat has shared a breakdown video for the Huawei Mate 20 Marmots spot. Watch it on Vimeo. Also of note, the project used 3Ds Max including a script for feathers and wings developed by the project's rigger Hamed Pourkerman. The tool is available on Scriptspot and a tutorial on Vimeo.
Effective TD's Eloi Andaluz Fullà has released a tutorial with a compilation of handy tips for 3DS Max, including how to display procedural materials correctly in viewports, how to detach all elements without a script and procedurally using MCG, using the Substitute modifier, creating procedural animations and using flex plus more. Watch it on Youtube.
Paul Neale has posted an interesting post discussing facial rigging methods. In addition to a an overview and tutorials for several rigging methods, he suggests that people asking the question "what facial rigging method should I use for my production?" should reframe the question as, "what are my production needs". Read it in full on Paul Neale's website.
Aleso3D has released a new commercial training course titled "Learn to render realistic 3D interior from scratch – from shaders to final post-production". It uses Corona Renderer in 3DS Max and includes scene files. The course costs $39.99, available from the Aleso3D website.
Ephere has released a new version of Ornatrix for 3DS Max, the popular hair, fur and feathers plugin. Version 6 brings more speed and interactivity, several new features plus improvements to existing workflows, including: (more...)
Tyson Ibele has posted a new demo of Tyflow, a replacement for PFlow in 3DS Max currently in development. The latest video shows TyFlow's granular solver with fast OpenCL GPU acceleration that, according to Tyson, can handle a huge number of particles; (more...)