Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The question is how to rotate array of objects by Y axis according to theirs wirecolor, where they have random grayscale color and rotation must be in interval between 0 and 90 degrees. And there is my script for:
for i in selection do
( -- assign random grayscale color
i.wirecolor.r = random 0 255
i.wirecolor.g = i.wirecolor.b = i.wirecolor.r
-- test result to Listener (optional)
-- handle variables to achieve rotation b/n 0 and 90 deg.
perc = (i.wirecolor.r as float) / 255
ang = 90 * perc
-- finaly rotate them
doRotate = rotate i ang y_axis
) -- thats all :)
-- and test scene result here:
Well, the original full title say:
"Creating a simple realistic looking scene using simple objects" by Okii Shirow
LoL... this "tutorial" is written to promote some commercial products but only pretentious title, sounding more like a wish than realization, finally from this pseudo-tutorial you will learn absolutely nothing. Even "realistic looking scene" result in the title promises is missing at the end. So this is definitely not a tutorial, but this is also an very very bad unfortunate ad.
This should be user made collection by PS3D, but more likes it's a commercial product that converted (not exactly correct) from 3DS to DWG format. Not so usefully collection without some corrections, but could bring any ideas.
Check yourself here
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Long is about in my mind to up this update, but I wanted to make guide or tutorials first and as you guess, I still have no free time, so ... maybe later :)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
instanceReplace $old $new
(there "old" is your low-res object and "new" is your hi-res object)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
A simple script like 3ds Max InfoCenter but then you need to search for help in ScriptSpot
Then Search button pressed, the dialog closed itself and searched result will be displayed into your default web browser. Have fun :)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
There is a simple script from me.
Create sphere array of lights to simulate GI for fast rendering.
Download [Link 1] [Link 2]
All lights are instances for easy control and also that means so you can change them at any time from Omni to Spot or Directional, and turn on targets and align them to the point center. If you prefer other type of lights, then create and align it to one of existing lights, and use instance replace. There how, if to say, you align it to DomeLight01, then delete it (DomeLight01) and select your new light, and type in the listener:
instanceReplace $DomeLight* $
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
clr = $.wirecolor -- get color from selected
for i in $* where (i.wirecolor == clr) do selectMore i
-- that's all :)
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This second Open Beta fixes a number of issues and improves overall stability.
The Ozone 4.0 Open Beta is a free, fully functional version of Ozone 4.0.
Download Ozone 4.0 Open Beta here!
With the Open Beta, you can:
- Use e-on's atmospheric rendering technologies inside of 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, Cinema 4D or Lightwave
- Create entirely new atmospheres or load any of the 150+ included presets and modify them to your liking
- Use any of the 140+ included cloud shapes to customize your cloudscapes
- Animate the atmosphere, the clouds and the sun
- Render images with no size limit, and
- Save and export your work.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
In the 1st (is the popular) tutor not cover direction and path distance and if the "weels" change direction then rotation axis is not correct. After all, as I heard, still teach this method in CG scools (!). 2nd tutor sound good, but not clearly what kind of vatiables in use - vector or scalar. And the 3rd use script control instead of expresion based and why it is most correct method - find out in here.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Download: [Link 1], [Link 2]
Mihai Panait from Community.ro share free tutorials for visual effects. He plans to enrich your site with tutorials for a wide range of programs and plugins. Currently there are 3 categories tutorials: Fume Fx, Thinking Particles and Final Render.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Framanip Pro is a 64-bit/32-bit animation and image viewer that individual frame sequences in real time with many options. It is designed to be very fast and easy to use, ideal for checking all the frames of a just rendered 3D animation. It is able to read BMP, TGA, TIF, PNG, JPEG and JPEG2000 frame sequences. Framanip Pro has now been made available for free.
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for i in 1 to (selection.count - 1) do append $[i].children $[i + 1]
Here's final version (with macros for UI button). :)