3ds Max | MCG

MCG SweepDreams

3 votes

In your dreams, I give this to you for free...

Reality check, $5USD...

Here you can see I've gone in and deliberately deleted some segments so there's a mix of closed and opened curves in a spline....it will still work...

Inset Chamfer

6 votes

A pair of modifiers, the InsetBySmoothingGroup mcg modifier will inset mesh polygon groups by their smoothing groups, which helps to keep flat surfaces flat smoothed when chamfered instead of the usual mess. Keep in mind that for it to work, the smoothing groups should not be shared, i.e. no polygons that have both smoothing group 1, 2 etc. set. Note that the smoothing group edge borders are split afterwards, if you don't want that, you need to apply a Vertex Weld modifier.

MCG IBreakaYouFace

3 votes

Various FX on your face....of a 3D geo that is...

Free for Non-commercial use.

ver 1.01: fixed bug so that now all sides of a box (specifically +/-X) rotate about the edge correctly

MCG Spline Conform

5 votes

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...

ver 1.01: bit more stable when tumbling around...

VA Mesh Conform

6 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

0 votes

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 Quad Angle Selector

0 votes

Tool to select quad faces where the angle of the 2 tris is more than Tolerance level. This is a SELECTOR only, what you do with the result is up to you, it does not auto-alter your geometry.

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 Spiderwebs

6 votes

Creates simple spiderwebs with splines. Found in Create Panel>Shape>Vu

 

ver 1.01: added options to weaving.

Ver 1.02: Added gravity control for Spans

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