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Call for Python tutorials

866 votes

I've been seeing a lot of discussion about using Python with 3ds Max for quite a while now... I'd love to get some resources up describing Python - 3ds Max integration / workflow / processes. If you've got or would write a beginner tutorial or even an advanced tutorial, please share it with the community!

Some questions to get the ball rolling... What is Python? How does it compare to MAXScript? Why should someone use Python? Is Python best for end users or developers? How do you create a simple "hello world" Python script?

10 Year Anniversary Celebration

626 votes

10 years... What a ride! During the past decade artists & developers - people just like yourself - have come to this site to find tools that will make their lives easier. I've been honored to get to know many of you, to learn from your techniques and see thousands of artists find the tool they needed. I think one of the things that has amazed me the most over the years is how cross cultural ScriptSpot has become. This isn't just a site that people in Hollywood use, or for that matter a site that people in North America use.

Para 3d 4.93 released.

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Para 3d Version 4.93 release date: 7-June-2017

This is an upgrade to Para 3d 4.9 and you must install Para3d 3d v4.9 prior installing the upgrade .

Chaos Group Announces Acquisition of U.S. Based Software Developer, ASGVIS

128 votes

Chaos Group of Sofia, Bulgaria – the world leader in the development of software solutions for the computer graphics industry – has acquired Baltimore-based software developer and visualization firm, ASGVIS, LLC. The acquisition will consolidate V-Ray for Rhino and V-Ray for SketchUp development within the Chaos Group brand, and confirms establishment of a new Chaos Group company in the United States that will enhance services and support to customers in North America.

Rendering Revolution Competition

83 votes

Rendering Revolution Competition - Submissions Are Now being Accepted Until October 31!

Here’s your chance to show off your best architectural work through high-quality renderings AND win great prizes! Sponsored by Autodesk®, CGarchitect, and NVIDIA, the Rendering Revolution contest is a global still image architectural visualization competition in celebration of the Autodesk® 3ds Max® 20th Anniversary and advancements in GPU-accelerated rendering solutions.

New Search Functionality Unveiled

81 votes

I am proud to announce an entirely new search system is available on ScriptSpot. The new search engine runs on the Amazon cloud computing service so it's fast, allows for easy filtering of searches and provides content recommendations for similar content. Technologically speaking this is a huge advancement and will serve as a foundation for changes in the years to come.

10 Years - The Changing Face of ScriptSpot

79 votes

One thing that has changed dramatically from the early days of ScriptSpot is the interface. The original site was basically a glorified Excel file displayed in a web browser - there was no ranking, no searching, no comments and no way to add content. When ScriptSpot started I had no idea it would grow into the community it has thus the interface has changed with the needs of the site. With more and more content we needed a better way to filter out what we didn't want, a better way to search, a way to communicate and a way to participate.

V-Ray RT GPU opened for Beta experience

78 votes

The upgrade, release and pricing information on V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max is also available

We are pleased to announce the start of the V-Ray RT GPU Beta testing program. It is fully integrated within Autodesk 3ds Max and allows up to 30 times faster rendering and real time interaction with the virtual environment. This highly scalable, production ready rendering solution offers a number of new features like real time shading and lights set-up, distributed and cross platform rendering, progressive path tracing and many others.

10 Years - In Search Of A Logo

78 votes

A component of the regular UI changes has been the changing / improving (IMHO) of the ScriptSpot logo. While early logo attempts were certainly not the best from a graphic design POV they also didn't do much to define what the site was.

The current logo is based on the idea that ScriptSpot is a global community. The dots surrounding the large blue ball signify people - like you - all around the world who contribute their tools for the rest of us to use on ScriptSpot.

10 Year Anniversary Contest #1 - CG Textures Membership

72 votes

It's the 10th Anniversary of ScriptSpot and there are quite a few prizes to give away! There will be a new contest with new prizes every Monday - you'll have an opportunity to win and may increase your chances of winning by referring your friends! This is the first contest and is valid from 5/17 thru 5/21. 

Let the giveaways begin!

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