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"RE-launch" Raffle #1 - Win 3ds max training DVDs from CG-Academy

14 votes

Thanks to the fine folks over at CG-Academy, there are 2 sets of prizes for this raffle. The first prize winner will receive the complete set of CGA MAXScript DVDs (worth £126) + £150 worth of DVDs (Winners choice…). The second prize winner will receive the complete set of CGA MAXScript DVDs (worth £126).

Our Winners Are:

  • 1st Place: Charley Carlat who will be receiving the complete set of CGA MAXScript DVDs (worth £126) + £150 worth of DVDs of his choice.
  • 2nd Place: Dee Stringer who will be receiving the complete set of CGA MAXScript DVDs


Xray CAT Survival Toolkit 1.0 is here!

1 vote

From the creators of Xrayunwrap and XrayBlendSkin, CAT ST is the new solution for all CAT users, from beginners to advanced. Its features are designed to improve the main aspects of CAT and considerably speed up the workflow.

Rig Creation:
CAT ST offers a set of shortcuts to the most useful 3dsmax functions regarding the creation and setup of a new rig.

Layer Manager:
We have designed a new, more friendly user interface to easily manage all the CAT layers and their properties, to instantly switch between "Setup" and "Animation" mode, and much more!

Pose Manager:


13 votes

From the IllusionCatalyst site:

IllusionCatalyst is a brand new set of instruments designed to increase artistic expression and productivity in Autodesk 3ds Max.

IC.Shape: Instruments for organic polygonal modeling. Draw and erase mesh edges like tracing lines with a pencil on paper, then deform and relax the surface like shaping clay by hands.

IC.Face: Instruments for facial rigging and animation. Bring characters to life letting them express every emotion and mood with a full range of controllers. No more gummy faces allowed.

IC.Mime: Instruments for keyframing and animation. Take a step and get the other one for free, control the flow of the action and each pose more easily. Forget about motion brakes. 


Visit the IllusionCatalyst website for detailed screenshots, feature breakdown and to download the scripts.

Python scripting coming in 3ds Max 2014 Extension

0 votes

Autodesk has announced an Extension for 3ds Max 2014 that includes support for point clouds, Python scripting & stereo cameras. Of particular interest to many of you on ScriptSpot - here's a blurb about Python support from the announcement:

10 Year Anniversary Contest #6

59 votes

It's the 10th Anniversary of ScriptSpot and there are quite a few prizes to give away! There will be a new contest and new prizes every Monday and you'll be able to enter those contests by the following Friday (5 days). You may increase your chances of winning by referring your friends! This is the sixth contest and is closed to new entries. See winner announcement at bottom.

New Tool for 3ds Max - RenderFlow Beta

28 votes

David Holmedal has written a node based render manager for 3dsmax and is making it available immediately to anyone who is interested ...for free. More information is available on his website http://www.davidholmedal.com/renderflow.php

RenderFlow is a nodebased render manager. It allows you to setup your
render passes much like you would set up a composite in programs such as
Shake. This gives you a clear overview of what is going on in the scene. It
is easy to use, you decide the complexity as you go along.

9 years of ScriptSpot

24 votes

May has come and is nearly gone but is a special month for ScriptSpot - this is the 9th year since ScriptSpot was created. 9 years... Wow. So - what does this mean? Not much this year but I do think next year should be big! I'm thinking everything from competitions to giveaways to a major site refresh. If you've got some ideas or just would like to help out over the coming year shoot me an email or leave a comment below.

Christopher Grant

CG-Academy releases 2 part training DVD - "The PFlow Script Show"

15 votes

Bobo and CG-Academy have just released a new 2-part training DVD called "The PFlow Script Show" and is available for download separately or with a 10% discount as a boxed set.

FaceFX Facial Animation Plugin for 3DS Max released for $199

18 votes

FaceFX Plugin

The facial animation solution powering over 150 triple-A game titles is now being sold as an affordable line of plugins for several popular Autodesk animation packages, including 3ds Max. For $199, the same technology driving blockbuster video game characters is available to animators on a shoestring budget. To make the deal even sweeter, a single FaceFX plugin license can be shared across team members on different computers using a flexible and powerful licensing system.

3ds Max 2014 Extension Available

1 vote

The latest subscription extension for 3ds Max 2014 is available for download within your Autodesk subscription account.

Key features for this update are Point Cloud Support, Python Scripting & Stereo Camera (available via Autodesk Exchange).


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