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Plugin News  –  April 2015

Thursday 02 April 2015 - 00:28

 

New Plugin: Import / Export

Wall Worm Pro is a collection of C++/C# exporters and other utilities to speed up using Wall Worm (which is required to work).

Current features are:
- DMX Exporter exports models to Valve's DMX format inside Max
- Automatically export Morph channels without manually setting channel amount keyframes
- Paint wrinklemaps directly on your model before exporting
- Faster SMD/VTA exporting
- Export procedural textures and any texture node, not just bitmap textures
- Instantaneous FGD parsing
- VTF Importer loads VTF files natively inside Max
- Faster Material Library Generator and VMT importing
- Faster VMF exporting

Wall Worm Pro is available for Max 2012 to 2015 and costs $30.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v2.14.02 are:
- Adds support for Maxwell renderer
- Adds support for Octane renderer to IES_Texture
- Fixes an issue with rendering previews for Proxies
- Fixes an issue with dragging materials and textures to the Slate Material editor

Project Manager is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $75. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v3.50.02 are:
- Increases the size of thumbnails up to 256px
- Adds support for Corona renderer
- Adds support for Octane renderer
- Adds support for Maxwell renderer
- Adds the ability to render the preview as .png with alpha channel
- Fixes some issues and bugs when the system uses text with size greater than 100%
- Fixes an issue with hiding the V-Ray VFB window
- Fixes a bug which locked the Max hotkeys after opening some menus

FilePathFinder Pro is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $30. A demo version is available here.


New Plugin: Texturing

GeoMaps is a collection of Max maps that allow you to shade the underlying object based on its geometry. The included maps are:
Curvature - adjusts output based on curvature of the underlying object
Tension - adjusts output based on the tension of the underlying object over time

GeoMaps is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $50. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for v1.025 are:
- Adds support for Max 2015
- Fixes line endings (LF/CRLF) in Max 2015


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v1.02.00 are:
- Adds support for Maxwell renderer
- Fixes an issue with rendering previews for Proxies

Models Manager is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $30. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v1.51.00 are:
- Adds support for Maxwell renderer
- Adds support to IES_Texture for Octane renderer
- Fixes an issue with rendering previews for Proxies

Batch Render&Relink is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $15. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Modelling

Changes for v2.0 are:
- Fixes a problem with UV mapping not working correctly in some versions of Max

SplineBrancher is available for Max 2012 to 2015 and costs $14.99. A demo version is available here.


New Plugin: Utilities

This commercial MAXScript automatically finds and relinks assets in Max files without opening them. It makes things like organizing, collecting or relinking model libraries or projects after moving them to a new location extremely easy.

Features include:
- Find all Max files in selected folder and subfolders
- Get and change all asset paths in multiple files at once without opening them
- Change / Rename asset paths
- Sort files by name, image width, height, file size, path, gamma, texture name, status
- Copy local files to network with auto path replacement
- Copy selected to a path with path replacement or just copy files
- Collect selected to project folder or quickly copy/change selected paths
- Collect all or selected assets with path structure (similar to Max archive)
- File status in 3 colors: Found - network, Found - local, Not found
- Resave older Max files to new version to get assets info (and backup original file)

Library Track and Relink is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $9. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Modelling

Changes for v1.2 are:
- Adds new 'Out From Pivot' function
- Adds new 'Out From Center' function

Normal Tools is available for Max 9 to 2015 and costs $3.95.


Plugin Update: Modelling

Changes for v1.2 are:
- Adds some new Normal options to help create better foliage
- Fixes unexpected mesh results with tri/cross settings

Detailer is available for Max 9 to 2015 and costs $12.95.


Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for v2.9.32.0 are:
- Adds null state blending
- Adds GetStateByName() call on state_machine
- You can now set an animation source node to null animation

Granny Exporter is available for Max 2009 to 2015, and is part of the Granny Toolkit which costs $17,500.


Plugin Update: Texturing

Changes for v1.0.2 are:
- Adds 'Use Real-World Scale' option
- Adds 'Architectural Quartz' materials (10)
- Minor bug-fixes

Corona Material Presets Pro is available for Max 2013 to 2015 and costs €125.


New Plugin: Texturing

This collection contains 10 advanced realistic procedural rusty metal materials for Max and V-Ray 3.0 SP1 or higher. The collection is compatible with Siger Studio's V-Ray Material Presets Pro plugin for Max and can be added to the user library.

SigerShaders Volume 2 is available for Max 2013 to 2015 and costs €19.


New Plugin: Texturing

This collection contains 10 advanced realistic procedural rusty metal materials for Max and Corona Renderer. The collection is compatible with Siger Studio's Corona Material Presets Pro plugin for Max and can be added to the user library.

SigerShaders Volume 1 is available for Max 2013 to 2015 and costs €19.


Site News: Online again...

You might have noticed that things have been quiet here for the past week. I was cut off from the internet for a week (thanks Vodafone!) and had no way of updating the site. Things are back to normal right now, and I hope it stays that way.

I've got a load of news to catch up on, so I'll be posting a load of stuff over the next few days.

Dave


Plugin Update: Objects

Changes for v0.5 are:
- Adds support for V-Ray 2.4 for Max 2013


Plugin Update: Texturing

Changes for v6.1.0.0 are:
- FBX import/export is now stable
- Adds a new texture transformation feature for users of the Pro version

Blacksmith3D is available for Max 9 to 2015 and costs $209.95 (Pro version) / $109.95 (Standard version). A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Modelling

Changes for v1.0.14 are:
- Ensures compatibility with Corona Renderer 1.0 for Max
- Adds support for Thea Render for Max
- Adds full German language support for Max 2015
- Fixes compatibility issues with VRAYforC4D

Laubwerk Plants Kit 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are available for Max 2010 to 2015 and cost €149 each. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for Build 1909 are:
- Regression fixes to the Max shader


Site News: Available for contract work...

This is my monthly news entry to let people know that I am always available for 3D work (I don't just run this site, and I don't earn any money from it).

My main areas of work are commercials, industrial and technical animation, as well as programming and scripting. All of the relevant information can be found on my other site Animation Design, along with some videos of my work to give you an idea of what I can do. So if I can help out at all, just let me know.


Site News: Calling all freeware plugin developers

If you are a plugin developer with source code for plugins that you don't develop anymore, it would be great if you could get in touch with me. I would be glad to recompile as many old plugins as possible to stop them from disappearing for ever. Just mail me to let me know what sort of stuff you've got.

On a side note, this is how the Messiah:studio plugins got recompiled for Max 9 to 2012, as well as all of the Sisyphus plugins, so it's worth sending stuff my way :o)

Dave


Site News: News Archives

The news from previous months can be accessed by clicking on the 'Plugin news archive' link in the menu.