Topics of interest to people using and extending 3ds Max by Christopher Diggins, principal software developer at Autodesk.
IronPython is compatible with virtually all of Python, but it isn't compatible with CPython extensions. So how do we work around that?
Recently we posted on the Autodesk Developer Network an experimental library we have been developing in conjunction with EPHERE called MaxSharp. MaxSharp provides a simplified wrapper around the 3ds Max 2011 API that can be used from both Python and C#.
In this post I share some template plug-in projects and utility classes that can help with 3ds Max plug-in development.
Did you know you can ask your 3ds Max SDK and MAXScript programming related questions on StackOverflow.com? All you have to do is ask a question and use one of the tags 3dsmax or maxscript.
In this article I describe a simple technique for adding new static functions to MAXScript using the function publishing API.
This is a short bibliography of online resources related to hardware tessellation that I collected. Hopefully you'll find it useful!
DirectX 11 now supports hardware tessellation. I have been investigating what this means to 3ds Max SDK users. Today I'll share some of what I have learned so far and some links to useful resources.
Its time for the 3ds Max SDK survey. We really need to increase the participation rate, so please take a few minutes of your time to participate!
In my last blog post I talked about 3ds Max tangent basis computation for normal map baking and rendering. Today I add some additional information regarding face angle weighting.
Several people have expressed interest in various forums in understanding the algorithm 3ds Max uses to compute tangents and binormals for normal mapping. Here you go!