Tagged 'Tutorials'

3DS Max Numerical Expression Evaluator

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Whenever you have a numeric field in 3DS Max, you can use a nice little feature called Numerical Expression Evaluator. Just click inside that field and press CTRL+N to open Numerical Expression Evaluator Dialog.

Maxscript tutorial: Read external text file

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As the titles says this tutorial is about reading an external txt file. My friend asked me how to read and external text file using maxscript. He wanted to create a tool that grab system directory paths from an external predefined text file. Check the full tutorial here....

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Alaa Alnahlawi

How to create a realtime feather system with ParticleFlow

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this is a very optimized solution to drive the behavior of particles by the deformation of a surface without to use script or complex rigs, this system can be useful not only to animate but just to model objects that have a large number of elements like tiles on a roof or to drive fractured objects to follow a deforming surface and so on, if you like this please let me know so I will produce more tutorials about the various implementations of this system

dotNet links

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A collection of links to dotNet + MAXScript information available. If you find a useful post, add it in the comments and this post will be updated to include it.

How To Rig A Crank-Connecting Rod System

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A = Angle Of Rotation
B = Rod Size
R = Crank Radius


A = "X"_Rotation*180/pi
B = "30"
R = "10"

3DS Max Rotate And Scale Using Snap

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In this video, we will learn how to use Snap to Rotate and Scale objects,
Using any point in the scene.

Be gamma correct!

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gamma corrected color checker

Gamma correction is one of those buzz words that are really easy in
terms of theory and math but confusing in how they are applied in
practice. As a consequence, it is largely ignored by many graphics
practicioners. This illustrated 10 page article is my attempt at
clarifying gamma correction in the context of 3D CGI by answering most
of the typical questions: "What is gamma? Why do we have it? When should I perform gamma correction? And what happens if I just ignore it?"

3dsmax set input output gamma

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In this tutorial we will learn how to set the input and output gamma
using a simple expression inside Maxscript listener window.

MaxScript 2012-2015 CHM Help

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After some time looking to get back the behavior of the MaxScript help previous to 2012, I couldn't find any information to do:

Press F1 to open the CHM Help file (not a combination of keys)
Open a single instance of the CHM file
Pass the selected word to the Index tab.

Finally with the help of a "lost" little utility, I got it working (mostly) as it used to be.

What do you need?

1. The CHM file
2. The little utility "KeyHH.exe"

You can download the CHM files from the following links:

3ds Max 2012

Creating a Custom Parametric Object with MAXScript

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Quoted from article:

"It’s one thing to create simple scripts with MAXScript to display a rollout and perform a few tasks. But if you find yourself creating the same type of object over and over again, you might want to take a crack at creating your own parametric object.