3ds Max | MCG

MCG Pixelize Bitmap

0 votes

This would most likely be completely useless...but do I care about what you think....not really. It was an exercise in how to process 2D array (the bitmap) in 'clusters'...so you can learn the technique from here if you can be bothered.

Installation:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/learn-explore/caas/CloudH...

(2018 can be drag & drop mcg into viewport)

MCG Mesh Contours

2 votes

What's there to say really...

Installation for Max 2016/17: (2018 can be just drag+drop)

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/learn-explore/caas/CloudH...

Then can be found in Create>Shapes>Vu.

MCG Simple Branches

0 votes

No....not L-system. Instructions here, don't ask me to hold your hands...the very least you can do is read a bit... http://area.autodesk.com/learning/mcg-whats-new-2018--sample-pack

If you're ultra lazy, you can just drag 'n drop the mcg into the viewport.

(of course, it can be done with 2016/17 too..but I ain't going backwards..)

Loops from Surface

2 votes

Simple example of growing loops from open-ended surface. As such, it only looks for the first border and expands from there. Here it is shown on Cylinder with caps removed (default advanced sweep output would also work):

RPM Controller

0 votes

A RPM rotation contoller with affect multiplier.

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.

MCG Spline Conform

6 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

7 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..

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