Monday, June 28, 2010

PFlow tutorials

John Rand has posted at his site a few tutorials and scripts related to Particle Flow and Krakatoa.

LPM Pro 1.081 is now free!

Lukas Lepicovsky has generously made available his great L Pass Manager script (for Max 9 SP2+) for free. More info and video tutorials at

Friday, June 25, 2010

Incremental Save

It's a my super slim version with similar functionality to the Martin Breidt script, that saves incremental file versions while keeping the name of the latest - most-up-to-date version always the same as the original file. This is good for XRef'ing because the filename does not change.

Incremental Save is a macroscript for 3dsmax R4+ that serves as a replacement to the default incremental saving routine of 3dsmax (the button labeled with '+' next to the file name in the 'Save As' dialog).
The problem with the default routine is that your latest file will always have a different file name. This kills all XRef setups or batch processing of files since the file names always change.
Incremental Save will always kept the latest version of your 3dsmax scene to the same file name.

Typical/normal macroScript installation (assign it to hotkey/menu)

Usage: Only one important note (!):
If the initial/original file has not number at the end of its name (e.g. "scene.max") then the first incremental save (e.g. "scene01.max") will overwrite the original file. Next saves goes as intended.

Get the script from ScriptSpot.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Modifiers Switch v.2.0

A requested update of my MaxScript Modifiers Switch. What's new read here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dimension modifier

I upload a new script at ScriptSpot, its a scale tool coded as modifier plugin.

ScriptSpot Prizes Contest #6

Again interesting prizes come this week from ScriptSpot. Read more at original news.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Realistic Water

A tutorial by Tudor Nita on creating a water material for small surfaces using mental ray’s Arch & Design material.

Modeling a Table Fan

Beginner level modeling video tutorial by Srinivasa rao Tentu.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gun Barrel Modeling

Poly modeling video tutorial (+ .max scene) by John A. Martini.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sprite Buffer v.1.2

Minor update of Sprite Buffer (stupid bug fixed).

Scripting a Plug-in

An excellent video tutorial by Borislav 'Bobo' Petrov. He guides you through the basics of scripted plug-in creation in 3ds Max.

Monday, June 14, 2010

How to Render with 3ds Max 2011

In this 10 min video tutorial, the Florence Design Academy will explain you how to render with Autodesk latest release i.e 3ds max 2011. This video contains the text of the explanation for the most important settings.


Funny scripted plugin published by Garp at ScriptSpot.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A look at Slate Editor Max 2011

Quick video introduction on Slate Material Editor in 3ds max 2011 by A.Cangelosi.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tree Modeling

PDF tutorial by Matthew D'Onofrio on tree modeling using splines.

Hand Plugin

Notes from the author Michele Bousquet:

I wrote this script as an exercise in scripting a parametric object.

    This script uses the following techniques repeatedly:

  • Creating vertices at specific points in space

  • Creating faces with those vertices

  • Trigonometric functions to angle the thumb and splay the fingers

There are a lot of comments in this script. If you're looking for a reference on making a parametric object, I hope this helps you.

More details here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

ScriptSpot Contest #4

The 10th Anniversary of ScriptSpot continue to make happy its users with awesome prizes (every Monday). The new Contest #4 (from Monday June 7 through Friday June 11) give us chance to win AfterBurn 4, Wacom Intuos4 & CG Academy training. Read more at ScriptSpot. And just to remind, if you wish to increase your odds of winning and no have in mind anyone, then you can use my ScriptSpot user name - Anubis ;-)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Railings in 5 Minutes

Another spline based modeling technique by Montree T. (at CGArchitect).

Easier way to plumbing

Yes, modeling a pipeline using splines is an easy job.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Nice photo reference site. CalPhotos is a collection of 253,442 photos of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes from around the world.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Merge script

It's an interesting user script request into the Autodesk Area forum and I just try to help a little bit. The forum topic is here.

Instance Identical Geometry v.2

I just rewrite my Instance Identical Geometry script as macros by user request to can process multiple (selected) objects at once (instead of picking them 1 by 1). More details here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Using Caddies in 3ds Max 2011

Free video guide by show how to use one of the new 3ds Max 2011 workflow features - Caddies.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Make compound shapes

In fact the title of this short video tutorial (96 sec.) is misleading, but still useful base level info anyway.