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Saturday, January 31, 2009

RayFire Tool 1.43 for 3DSMax 2008/2009


RayFire Tool gives you the ability to shoot, destroy, demolish, wreck, break down, wreak havoc, blow up, burst, detonate, explode and do other similar things you have always dreamed of to do in Max.

RayFire Tool 1.43 feature list:

  • NVidia PhysX Rigid Body support via RayFire user interface. Only 32 bit 3ds Max version. This means that You still can use RayFire with PhysX engine support on 64 bit PC, but only with 32 bit 3ds Max. Also pay attention that RayFireTool uses software PhysX engine, which means that You can use PhysX engine with any video card.
  • NVidia PhysX Influence. Allows You to affect on objects in sumulation by forces, spacewarps and mouse cursor. Animatable Time Scale property allows You to create Bullet Time effect in a seconds.
  • Interactive Demolition System for NVidia PhysX engine. Creates dynamic simulation and demolishes objects accordingly to their material and collision strength. Each fragment can demolish further with proper amount of collision strength.
  • Fragmentation. Allows you to fragment geometry objects.
  • Explosion. Allows you to realistically explode objects.
  • Reactor Rigid Body support via RayFire user interface.
  • Reactor Hit, Displace, and Holes Impact dformations for shooting.
  • Instant Action. Allows you to shoot and explode without gun, manually defining all impact spots on impact object.
  • Various effects for shooting, such as Impact flash, Muzzle Flash, Particle Debris, Geometry Debris, Fragmented Debris from Holes, Smoke, Sparks, Blood, Decals, Bullets and any Custom objects which you can define by yourself.
  • Interactive Layer Manager. Allows you to interactively change properties in the already created effects, select, hide\unhide, freeze\unfreeze and delete any created layer or effect.
  • Automatic update system.









More info & Download here : http://www.mirvadim.com


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Free leaf texture set



Free leaf texture set










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http://www.ziddu.com/download/3323691/leaf.rar.html



" Bipede Jump " Tutorial Part 3



This part covers hit animation, ground preaparation and camera animation. It also shows some fine tuning.





Biped Animation Tutorial PART 3 from Lukasz Kubinski on Vimeo.




Thursday, January 22, 2009

Planet 51 First Trailer & Behind the scenes.


Very cool trailer of Planet 51 movie and Behind the scenes.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema has acquired Ilion Animation Studios' $60 million feature from Handmade Films International.

'Planet 51' is a funny reverse alien invasion story centered on the little green people with antennas who inhabit Planet 51, and who live in fear of being invaded by beings from another planet.


When astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands his spaceship, thinking that nobody lives there, the inhabitants’ paranoia is unleashed and the real adventure begins. Befriended by a young resident, the astronaut has to avoid capture in order to recover his spaceship and return home.


The film is written by Joe Stillman (Shrek, Shrek 2), produced by Ignacio Perez Dolset, directed by Jorge Blanco and co-directed by Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez, who worked with Blanco on the worldwide best-selling video game "Commandos".



'Planet 51' is currently in production and due for completion in mid-March 2009.



Trailer




Behind the scenes 1



Behind the scenes 2




Monday, January 19, 2009

Orbaz Particle Flow Tool Box


Particle Flow Tools is a set of operators and other software tools created by the original author of Particle Flow for extending its capabilities. Some of these are improved versions of the features in Particle Studio, Atomizer, Glider and Spray Master plug-ins, while others are brand new, designed to the specifications of top Hollywood special-effects artists who use them in movie production. You can drop the Particle Flow Tools plug-ins into your 3ds max installation and instantly start using its powerful capabilities to organize and ease your workflow, as well as create amazing particle effects that were previously impossible or would have required extensive scripting.

Particle Flow Tools: Box#1
The plug-in extends the power of the original Particle Flow system with 14 new operators in three categories: Painting, Groups, and Utilities. The Painting tools cause particles to emit from hand-specified parts of objects, or based on animated textures. The Group tools let you create specific subsets of particles and then apply commands to those particles only. And Utilities covers a range of functionality for optimization, managing Particle View, and even creating new particles from preset shapes including alphanumeric characters and musical notes (2D and 3D).

Particle Flow Tools: Box#3 Pro
As soon as the original Particle Flow for 3ds Max was released, special-effects wizards started clamoring for more control over their particle effects. Particle Flow Tools: Box#3 Pro is the answer to their (and your) prayers, giving you ultimate power over your particle system. Design your own operators and tests by combining 23 different suboperators with the unique new Data Flow GUI. Mix and match data types, access objects and other particle systems in the 3ds Max scene, set up complex calculations with a few clicks: It's all within your grasp with Box#3 Pro! Also included are two powerful new Cache operators and Display Data for monitoring your custom and other operators. Don't forget the icing on the cake: a variety of amazing presets for using as is or customizing to your preferences.

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You can download evaluation versions of this and more info here :

http://www.orbaz.com/download/


Nicol - Human 3d Modeling Image References


Nicol.Human 3d Modeling Image References

283 JPEG|2000х3000|153 МВ RAR


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http://rapidshare.com/files/172016158/Nicol.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/172025495/Nicol.part2.rar


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Top 10 Animation/VFX Tools of the Year


3dsmax was named as one of the Top 10 Animation/VFX Tools by Animation Magazine!

Check out the article here.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Modelling Web Camera With 3d Studio Max





Learning the 3d Studio Max basic modelling, create the web camera. It’s easy to learn for 3d studio max beginner users.

Step 1

Lets go to TOP VIEW and create two circles. You can see the radius I used. Make the center in 0,0 coordinates like on the picture. You need to Copy and Paste (CTRL+C, CTRL+V) the bigger circle. You can hide it.

Read Complete Tutorial





Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Softimage/Autodesk CAT 3.3 for 3ds Max 2008/2009


A complete character animation system plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max. CAT offers artists in the film, post-production, and games industries an environment to produce better animations faster.

CAT makes it easy to create any kind of character rig. Build custom rigs lightning-quick, or use presets to create everything from humans and horses, to lizards and dragons, to spiders, crabs, and creepy-crawlies of all kinds. Include as many spines, heads, bones, fingers and toes as you want. CAT even supports highly complex rigs like centipedes, which are impossible to create using standard 3ds Max tools!
Quick and Easy Character Animation


Animating with CAT is easy. In just a few clicks, you can create walk cycles using CAT's procedural animation tools and drive your character by attaching it to a path. The CAT rig automatically calculates foot placement, even on undulating terrain! Test and tweak 'til your heart's content—CAT will display the results instantly!
High Quality - Unmatched Flexibility


CAT makes it easy to achieve high quality character animation quickly, reliably, and repeatably. Animation layering and clip editing allow you to create clips and reuse animations non-destructively. You can blend between distinct animations or add additional detail and secondary motion without sacrificing the base animation. Intuitive procedural systems like the CAT spine let you animate extremely complex character movements in a matter of clicks.
Incredible Realism

The all new CATMuscle adds incredible realism to your character animations by simulating muscle movements under the skin!



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Download trial version of this plugin and more info here :

http://www.softimage.com/products/cat/



Sunday, January 4, 2009

Power Nurbs Pro & Power Translators Pro v5.32 for 3ds Max



The Next Generation of Modeling. Power NURBS [PRO].

Power NURBS unique hybrid approach fuses the next generation NURBS surface construction technology with the industry's leading Solids Modeling technology bringing an unparalleled modeling experience to the 3ds Max Platform.

Power NURBS modeling environment is designed to provide artist intuitive access to complex advanced modeling tools allowing you to expand your creative potential beyond the polygon world.



Quickly sketch out your idea with our free form NURBS curve network. Easily, blend or sweep your curves into complex interconnected organic shapes. Intuitively re-sculpt your form on the fly while changes automatically propagate through your model. Produce complex surface detail by drawing and projecting curves onto your model. Cutaway, intersect, join or Boolean surfaces and solids without having to clean up polygon errors. Feel the joy of selecting any edge or set of edges and applying numerous fillet combinations that work and with our resolution independent meshing technology. Never worry about poly count again. Sound too good to be true? Think again. It's all here in Power NURBS, so stop imagining and truly experience the next generation of modeling.

Power Translators Pro


- Do you need to import IGES, STEP, SAT, or Rhino files into Max?
- Are you sick and tired of poor quality Polygon translation?
- Tired of dealing with mesh smoothing issues and reversed faces?
- Need to change the resolution of your mesh without re-translating?
Translate NURBS Not Polygons!


Power Translators are built from the ground up to solve today's difficult problems of importing quality CAD data into 3ds max. The Plug-in has been battle hardened in the most demanding productions at some of the best Max visualization rendering facilities in the World. The 3ds professionals spoke and we listened and together we developed the most advanced, best integrated, highest quality Max CAD translator on the market today. We guarantee it.



Have you ever had to re-create a CAD model inside of MAX/VIZ? Power Translators is the answer to get those CAD models and assemblies into MAX or VIZ with the push of a button. Power Translators reads IGES, STEP, SAT, and Rhino and creates a Power NURBS surface/solid within Max to represent the precise geometry defined in these files. It can then create a mesh at render time to a specified user defined tolerance relative to the size of the object in the image. For example, a tolerance of 2 or 3 pixels will produce an extremely high quality image with very smooth edges that do not have polygonal artifacts. The Power NURBS surface/solid introduced by Power Translators can have materials applied at the sub-object level and is able to utilize most MAX Meshmodifiers (twist, UV Map, etc.).

Power Translators could easily pay for itself on a single project in time savings alone!



download


You can download Demo,tutorial, and more infomation here :

http://www.npowersoftware.com/nurbs/pnoverview.htm

Enjoy !