3ds Max | MCG

MCG Spline Conform

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Get your spline to wrap onto a mesh or multi-meshes... Yes it is a bit rough around the edges, so it is what it is...

MCG Zoolinderrr

1 vote

Annoyed that the default Cylinder doesn't allow more than 200 in Height/Sides/Caps seg count ? Stooooooopid, Zoolinderrr is waaaay betterrrrrerrrr... (ok, there is a limit of 9999 but who's counting ? Especially male supermodels)

Use in cases where you need to stretch your longfellow along a really really long path and you need lots and lots of segs...

(The Weld in MCG is crap so use a Welderrr instead)

No there's no video !!! Just print out this picture and slap it on your bedroom wall....Zooweet dreams...

VA Mesh Conform

2 votes

VA mesh conform

Well mesh conform is not someting new to 3dsmax but what if it was much more faster and responsive compared to the legacy one with straight forward parameters and options to tweak.

I created this modifier using MCG, it has all sort of options you might want such as:

- Projection direction: world axis or source object normals.

MCG AniFake

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This might get you out of a tight spot when you HAVE to animate some property that's not animatable (usually On/Off), similar to my VisToCamMod...but this is more generalised.

Who knows, you could probably even use it as some sort of Pre-Render script...but I'm not a scripter so can't do too advanced explorations there....

MCG Animate Visible To Camera

1 vote

Since you can't animate the Visible To Camera property...(well not that I know of a way...) use this to 'control' it. Watch the vid.

Eureka !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At last, an MCG modifier that modifies SELF NODE !!!! This may open a whole giant can of giant worms....

 I suggest you use the modifier version, VisToCamMod, IMO is the most userfriendly..

MCG Display Point Cloud

1 vote

I doubt if this actually improves anything...but a user on FB asked for it maybe because of some display restriction that caps at some maximum number of faces that it can display...so he wanted point cloud representation instead.

Naturally, you'd probably want to turn this modifier off in Render and do NOT collapse this as you'll lose your geo and retain only the points !!!

MCG Normalise Spline

1 vote

(The 'internal' compound you see there in the zip file is for ppl who wants to use this compound in their MCG, ie. you may create your own internal Spline rather than picking an external node)

ver 1.02: exposed Samples parameter. When you have 'drastically' different seg lengths, you'll notice missing divisions at the end of the normalised spline, just crank up the Samples to correct this.

Brick Wall Builder

6 votes

Brick Wall Builder is a scripted plugin created using 3ds max MCG and as the name tells it creates a various shapes of brick walls with huge amount of flexibility like you can choose multiple kinds of stones and apply a random materials to them in addition to changing the position,rotation and scale uniformly or randomly. It's as simple as just picking the shape and the brick and it will do the rest, and when you are done with distribution you like and thought of changing the shape length do worry also has the ability of maintaining the count and distribution while you are doing so. 

How to install: After downloading and unzipping the file go to Scripting menu and choose Install Max Creation Graph. after installing you will find it in command panel creation tab under VFXarabia category.

Please for more info check the tool videos or the tool page on my website: http://goo.gl/SsLwxK

Regards

Alaa Al Nahlawi

MCG Icon

0 votes

For anyone needing to create an icon for MCG Geometry object, just call the compound, the supplied tool is just for demo purposes.

MCG Rotating Piston

2 votes

another one that needs video to be watched as a pic can't really illustrate...

Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=6&t=1434497

ver 1.01: choose to shoot ray for collision from Above or Below

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