Xoio has released a set of 8 3D characters complete with V-Ray compatible materials. The initial models were scanned using Agisoft Photoscan and then cleaned up in Z-Brush, for a more detailed description of their process read this making-of or visit XOIO-Air to download the models.
Joe Gunn has released a short tutorial demonstrating how the 3DS Max ini file can be located and opened using Maxscript. Watch it on Vimeo.
The video recording of yesterday’s 3DS Max Happy Hour #2 event featuring Chris Murray, Gary Davis and Craig Barr answering questions tweeted by viewers is now available online. Watch it on YouTube.
Technical director and expert rigger Paul Neale will be teaching a live Max Math master class on March 10th, aimed at TDs who want to expand their capabilities in 3DS Max. You can find more information and reserve your place on PEN Productions’ website.
Visteon and CGSociety are holding a contest on designing UIs for vehicle displays. Over 25,000 in prizes are being offered. More on CGSociety.
New features in Ambiera’s software for creating interactive 3D apps and games from your 3D models without programming include: [more...]
A script by Oormi Creations designed for quick grass creation. Features include: ability to control growth and look with various maps (distribution, height, color, etc.), animated growth, 8 presets, etc. A trial version is available. Watch a video and find out more on Oormi Creations’ site.
Chris Murray, 3DS Max Technical Specialist for Autodesk, is hosting another 3DS Max Happy Hour event tonight at 6pm EST, which will be streaming live online. The link to the stream will be posted on Chris’s Twitter later today. He will be accompanied by 3DS Max guru Alex Horst and a few others. You can use #maxchat for asking them questions. [more...]
New features in Planetside’s landscape creation and rendering software include: [more...]
New features in Itoo Software’s parametric modeling plugin include full integration with V-Ray 3, Thea Render and new libraries with over 75 styles (which include flooring and animatable escalators). Read on for the details: [more...]
A video by director and VFX supervisor Allan McKay on what type of hardware to use with FumeFX as well as on how to get faster and more reliable simulations. Watch it on Allan McKay’s website.
Life After Pi is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues, the California-based VFX studio that won an Academy Award just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores the rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX industry and the film industry as a whole. It was directed by Scott Leberecht and produced by Christina Lee Storm. The film is available on YouTube.