Forest Pack is a package of plugins for 3D Studio Max and 3D Studio Viz, designed to give a complete solution for creation of vast surfaces of trees and plants. There are other plugins that allow you to create beautiful trees (with thousands of faces), but only Forest enables you to create a complete forest with thousands of trees using only a fraction of the resources.
Genetica 3.0 is an innovative node-based seamless texture, effect, and animation editor for professional 3D artists. With HDRI environment maps, more than 1000 presets, automatic seamlessness, and animation, Genetica will help you revolutionize your art.
LipService is a powerful multi-resolution subdivision surface sculpting and animation system built into a single 3DSMax object modifier.
LipService's sculpting tools are comparable to ZBrush and Mudbox. Its animation tools extend this multi-resultion editing philosophy through to motion.
LipService makes facial animation fast, simple, and gives the artist full WSIWYG control over the whole process.
LipService is a powerful extension to 3DSMax, not an external window, but an object space modifier. The artist keeps their favorite hotkeys, preferences, and menu paradigm. If the artist knows Max, they will immediately be able to use the tool without even cracking a manual. If they're used to sculpting with ZBrush or Mudbox already, they will find the sculpting tools and workflow familiar.
VisMasters brings you the most advanced and intelligent V-Ray Architectural material collection ever created. V-Ray Architectural Volume 1 comes with five V-Ray materials including: Wood Floor, Frosted Glass, Architectural Glass, Linoleum Floors and Brushed Metal. Each shader is integrated into Material Editor and can be easily tweaked for dozens of variations.
A comprehensive reference that includes all the information available on resources for digital compositing. Overview of methods, procedures, and results attainable with various digital compositing software, such as lighting, transitions, rendering optimization, and more. Contains thorough reviews of software packages, plug-ins, and resources relating to digital compositing.
This issue of downloadable PDF CG Chosen Magazine is dedicated to the endless theme of architecture. As many CG artists work in the area of architecture visualization which usually assumes making an ordinary job on modeling and rendering a certain object one can say it's no more a creative work. We tried to prove the opposite mixing ordinary visualization projectsand real masterpieces devoted to outstanding architecture buildings. You will find really interesting projects described here in 6 Making Of articles, stories about artists and companies working on architecture visualization and design in 2 interviews and lots of inspiring artworks including 4 Chosen Artist sections and the Gallery.
In this educational DVD, James explores the crucial first steps in the creation of powerful design ideation and quick environmental layout techniques. James will take you through a step-by-step progression of pen and marker sketching and the ideas behind them. Multiple avenues will be explored culminating in a final drawing, executed on design vellum, ready for rendering. These techniques mimic the process in which James brainstorms for ideas in the pre-production phase of a feature film. He will also demonstrate the creation of a dramatic and effective environment through the use of such themes as scale, mood, depth, and composition. All artists within the fields of film, industrial, game, and architectural design will find such techniques useful for producing advanced and inventive imagery.
The VisMasters Online:V-Ray Video Training for Architectural Visualization are pre-recorded training lessons designed to teach the concept of global illumination with V-Ray and how to achieve it with photorealistic and transcendental qualities. Each module is taught by expert instructors who work day-to-day in the production of architectural visualizations. Throughout these modules, users will learn how to maximize speed and efficiency in the same type of architectural production environment. Each module is a 30 to 90 minute self-contained lesson that covers the critical settings of each major V-Ray feature, and builds upon the instruction provided with each subsequent module. Training modules are designed for users with little or no experience in V-Ray or users who wish to become more proficient with the product. A fundamental level of experience with lighting in 3ds Max is also required.
READ CAREFULLY! - First 2 videos open with any player. Modules 3-5 have DRM encoding and might have problems opening on some players. I have checked and they work with VLC player and Winamp. There is a black screen and sound for about 20 seconds in the beginning. Just wait and the picture will appear.
MODULE 1: V-Ray Critical Settings - Part I MODULE 2: V-Ray Critical Settings - Part II MODULE 3: V-Ray Materials MODULE 4: Animating Static Scenes MODULE 5: Image Based Lighting (HDRI)
SOFTIMAGECAT is a character animation plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max. CAT is designed by animators, for animators to take the tedious technicalities out of 3D character animation. Its complete toolset enables easy character rigging, non-linear animation, animation layering, motion capture import, muscle simulation, and more. CAT is fast, stable, simple, and packed with cutting-edge features that give artists an easier way to animate characters in 3ds Max.
Hairtrix consists of two formerly independent plug-ins, hairfx and Ornatrix that can now be used in concert to createamazing hair and fur effects. Both Ornatrix and hairfx are production-proven hair creation and simulation tools for 3ds Max and they provide users with a multitude of advanced tools for creating realistic hair and fur, and simulating its movement.