3ds Max 2017 MCG Samples

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A library of useful Max Creation Graph (MCG) compounds and tools for 3ds Max 2017.

By: ADN-DevTech/3dsMax-MCG-Samples

You can use these sample by downloading and unzipping the repository from:
https://github.com/ADN-DevTech/3dsMax-MCG-Samples/archive/master.zip

to: %userprofile%\Autodesk\3ds Max 2017\Max Creation Graph\Tools

Where %userprofile% can be entered directly into Windows explorer and usually maps to somewhere like "C:\Users\digginc\"

Once you have downloaded the new tools, either restart 3ds Max or open the Max Creation Graph Editor and select from the menu "Operators > ReloadOperators" followed by "Build > Evaluate All Tools".

Sample MCG Tools

In the object construction panel under the "MCG Cloners" category:

  • Grid Cloner - Computes a 3D grid of clones
  • Path Cloner - Computes a series of clones along a spline

In the modifier panel:

  • Clone - A simple object cloner sample modifier.
  • Cloner from Surface - Computes clones randomly on the surface of a mesh.
  • Cloner from Vertices - Computes clones at each vertex of a mesh.
  • Cloner Mesher - Copies a mesh to each cloned location (requires a Cloner below it on the stack)
  • Cloner Transform - Transforms the location of each clone location (required a Cloner below it on the stack)
  • Smart Scale - Enables an object to be scaled along an axis selectively stretching parts of the mesh
  • Stacker - Creates copies of meshes that are aligned along an axi using the bounding box

Sample MCG Compounds

All sample compounds have the suffix "-ext". You can type into the search dialog "*-ext" to see a list of new operators.

Sample Scenes

There are several sample scenes included in the zip that demonstrate the various tools.

Notes

We recommend that you do not save modify the tools and compounds, but instead copy the files you want into a new directory and make the changes there.

3ds Max Version Requirement: 
2017

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errors

Hello, thx for these ;)

I get these errors when launching max:
Unable to create compound MatricesSpacedAlongLineWithOffset-ext: Error occurred deserializing connection: Index was outside the bounds of the array.
Unable to create compound MultiFractalPerlinNoise-ext: Could not find compound file NoiseOp
Unable to create compound NoisyAffectRegion-ext: Could not find compound file NoiseOp
Unable to create compound NoisyPoints-ext: The first type IArray[U](8:Combine) is generic, but the second type isn't and isn't a type variable Single(3:Input: Single(amplitude))
Unable to create compound PerlinNoise2D-ext: Could not find compound file NoiseOp
Unable to create compound PerlinNoise2DBrownian-ext: Could not find compound file NoiseOp
Unable to create compound WaterSimulate-ext: Could not find compound file UpdateValues

Any ideas ?

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