MCG Magnetic Filaments + DCP Van Gogh

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Extract DCP to: C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2017 - 64bit\ENU\en-US\plugcfg\DataChannelPreset

After MCG installation, Filaments can be found in Create>Geo>Vu

Added MCG Magnets Advanced: going where DCM couldn't...(if you got my zip file from OneDrive previously, please get latest from here now has Offset so you can get the Swirl effect)

ver 1.02: added option for Pointy or Blocky Filament shape, also can use Custom Mesh Filament.....but VERY slow compared to the native Pointy/Blocky shape...

ver 1.03: improved performance for Custom Filament

Important Note: the DCP should work on any geo (elements) underneath, ie. you could clone a bunch of elements yourself by hand if you want to, when you load the DCP it complains that MagneticFilaments is not present...this is due to the fact that DCP saves unneccesary / irrelevant info in the stack can ignore the warning and just load the DCP and it would still work

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vu_magneticfilaments_1.00.zip9.11 KB
vangogh_1.00.zip310.55 KB
vangogh1.jpg1.74 MB
magneticvincent.jpg1.19 MB
vu_magnetsadv_1.01.zip23.01 KB
vu_magnetsadv_1.03.zip23.57 KB


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vusta's picture

pls get latest (MagneticAdv) from here..for the Swirl effect

hmm....thinking fingerprint pattern job...

getoffthisplanet's picture

Heck yes, your MCG

Heck yes, your MCG MagnetFilaments worked perfectly!

But the Data Channel modifier preset wouldn't show up in the pull down menu until I changed the path to plugcfg\DataChannelPresets instead of plugcfg\DataChannelPreset.

vusta's picture

me noob too...

yeah I'm still pretty new with DCM/DCP...that is the default DCP path.

but the MCG should've worked tho...the basic MCG MagnetFilaments is simply a shouldn't depend on DCP.

getoffthisplanet's picture


Hi Vusta,

As a loyal Max user I've been using SS for many, many years but this is the first time I've been compelled to post.

I've been using your MCG's for a while now and they are nothing short of amazing. Game changing, actually. Excellent work. Thank you so much.

Just wanted to chime in and say I couldn't get this MCG to work until I changed the DCP path to:

C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2017 - 64bit\ENU\en-US\plugcfg\DataChannelPresets

After that it worked like a charm.

Thank you again for all your hard work.

vusta's picture

added MCG Magnets Advanced...

with Polarity.....

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