Autodesk’s Chris Murray discusses various useful, lesser known features in the latest 2014 release. More on Autodesk’s Max Nation blog.
A quick tip on Håkan “Zap” Andersson’s blog.
A thorough tutorial by UK artist James Cutler on setting lights, cameras and render settings for an interior scene using Max and V-Ray 2.0. More on MintViz.
Students from Supinfocom Arles have produced a number of 1 minute solo projects using 3DS Max and the scanline renderer. Highlights include Amélie Graffet’s Crapules, Valentin Panisset’s Maria, Juliette Coutellier’s Sale Attente, Alexia Rubod’s The Spring and Mateo Ravot’s Lab’Rat.
A tutorial by Italian artist Gianpietro Fabre on creating Half-Life 2′s Combine APC in 3DS Max. More on Treddi.com.
A tutorial by director / colorist Juan Melara on using DaVinci Resolve to achieve the “Summer Blockbuster” look. Watch it on Vimeo.
The Blender Foundation announced the release of the latest version of its open source 3D application. New features include: [more...]
A brief short by Spain-based Paramotion, created for exploring the combination of stop-motion with CG animation techniques. Watch it on Vimeo.
A notable water simulation by Serbian artist Igor Zanic. Watch it on Vimeo. (Note: not created with Max)
A script by Vladimir Abushinov for exporting scenes to the Arnold renderer. It’s currently in alpha and supports only environment color as light source and editable mesh and editable poly as geometry. It’s available free of charge with source code at Github.com.
Stage Technologies, a company dedicated to live performance staging, has created a 3DS Max plugin that helps design and preview stage automation for live events in productions with hundreds of automated axes and scenic elements such as revolves, hydraulically-driven, custom-built machinery, lifts, stage trucks and rotating winch trolleys. More on Stage Technologies’ website.
FXGuide have posted an in-depth article outlining some of the effects created for the latest Iron Man film, Iron Man 3. You can view the full article on the FXGuide website. (Warning: the article does contain plot spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet you may want to hold off on reading it. )