Rock Generator

257 votes
Version: 
1.0
Date Updated: 
08/06/2010
Author Name: 
Alessandro Ardolino

aa_rockGen 1.0 - maxscript procedural rock generator for production and real time environments.

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aa_rockGen 1.0 - maxscript

procedural rock generator for production and real time environments.

-rock presets
-tweak-able parameters
-automatic low poly mesh generation, with bake-ready UVs
-normal and AO map generation

the script is now available for download.
tha script can be used for both personal and commercial purpose,
I you like it and found it useful, just let me know and let me see
some results :)

inspired by a tutorial of Sasha Henrichs published on Autodesk AREA.
you can find the original tutorial here: http://saschahenrichs.blogspot.com/2010/03/3dsmax-environment-modeling-1...

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spooner04's picture

Seems to be working fine in

Seems to be working fine in Max 2012. One thing that might be a nice feature to ad is some buttons for changing out the FFD modifier. So we could set it to a 4x4x4 or whatever. Maybe even make it an ffd box modifier with the ability to change the number of points. Great Script! Thanks for your work!!

mad's picture

same error :(

same error :(

langineer's picture

max9

max9:

highpoly creates just fine, but attempt to create lowpoly gives me
--Runtime error: No such macro-script: Smooth

alelink's picture

hello :) sorry but I have not

hello :)
sorry but I have not access to max 2008 or 2009 in these days...
I'm working on a 2.0 release of both my stone scripts condensed in a new one, with some useful features.
For this release I'll try to debug the script on older max versions too, please be patience :)

thanks,
Alessandro

jamesman's picture

Max 8 Compatibility?

This script looks incredible. I have good ol' Max 8 and for simplicity sake let's just say I am unable to update. Is there any way this'll work in Max 8? Right now when I try and run it, I get the following error:

MAXScript FileIn Exception
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-- Syntax error: at bad, expected
-- In line: 
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OK
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Thanks for your help!

kenhennen's picture

2009 issue

Alessandro, this is a very useful script. Thank you!

3dsmax 2009:
hipoly creates just fine, but attempt to create lowpoly gives me
--Runtime error: No such macro-script: Smooth

3dsmax 2010: all fine

haven't tried 2011, but by the comment i figure it's fine there

question is, are you planning to release the script which works for 2008/2009?

thank you again. well-thought and useful implementation

alelink's picture

you should not rename the hp

you should not rename the hp rock...have you done that?

ossosso's picture

Great Stuff

Thank you very much, really good script.

Just a problem: when I click on "Create" for the "low poly rock" section I receive an error message "Unknown system exception" and it doesn't work; for the "high poly rock" section no problem.

Thanks a lot.

alelink's picture

there's an how to some posts

there's an how to some posts below :)

gorillamilk's picture

How do I make your script a

How do I make your script a button?

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