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Plugin News  –  February 2024

Monday 26 February 2024 - 18:41


New Plugin: Modelling

This is a commercial MAXScript that efficiently and automatically creates 3D garage door models in Max. With 6 styles of garage door, it is compatible with Corona Render and V-Ray, works with all System Units and can be applied flexibly in Archviz projects, saving a lot of time for 3D artists.

Garage Door Generator is available for Max 2018 to 2024 and costs $10.

Plugin Update: Particles / Animation

Changes for v1.100 include:
- Adds PRISM, a fully-featured boolean engine capable of completely replacing the old Carve engine
- Adds PRISM engine support to the tyBoolean modifier, for advanced boolean operations on objects
- Adds a Multifracture operator - powered by the PRISM engine - for advanced particle fracturing
- Adds a tyMultifracture modifier - powered by the PRISM engine - for advanced object fracturing
- Adds an option to allow non-manifold edges in Push modifier elements mode
- Adds an option in VDB Copy Out operator to affect either all grids, or only grids with same name
- Adds mesh adaptivity setting to tyMesher blobmesh mode
- Adds target filter options to Set Target operator's value and sibling modes
- Adds an 'Outward from gizmo' mode to the tyPush modifier element push settings
- Adds distance/falloff settings to the tyPush element push settings
- Adds an 'Inherit velocity' option to the Birth Objects operator
- Adds X/Y/Z axis spinners to the Push operator element amount parameter
- Adds an 'Ignore non-manifold edges' option to the tySelect grow/shrink parameters
- Adds a 'From birth ID' mode to the Material ID operator
- tyCache's PRT loader will now load all 32-bit float/vector channels as custom properties
- Adds new relative distance parameters to the Spread operator
- Adds convex hull display to the Display operator and tyCache display settings
- Adds an option to the tyParticleSkin modifier to use poly centers as reference search location
- Adds a hull inflation parameter to the PhysX Collision operator's sweep test setting
- Adds a 'Don't integrate velocity' operation to the PhysX Switch operator
- Adds an 'Evaluate operator after PhysX' option to the operator timing rollouts
- Adds an 'Is target' test to the Property Test operator
- Adds an option in the Display Data operator to limit displayed float values to a specified range
- Adds a 'Copy/paste noise values' options to all tyNoise 'Presets' menus
- Adds PhysX inertia override settings to the Mass operator
- Adds center options to the tyPush elements mode
- Adds a 'UVW seams' selection mode to the tySelect modifier
- Adds new explicit normals and material ID filter parameters to the tySmooth modifier
- and much more... for a complete list of new features and fixes head over to this page

tyFlow Pro is available for Max 2018 to 2024 and costs $495. A demo version is available here.

Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for v20240125.3 are:
- Fixes morph targets to not be 0 index based

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.


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