• 1/2

Amalgamation

Blog by M&E Senior Technical Specialist, Gary M. Davis. Primary focus is around the Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Suites and Autodesk Smoke.

Showing posts in "Rendering" category:

Retopo Workflow between Autodesk Catch123D, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Mudbox
  • 5783 views
  • 6 comments

Retopo Workflow between Autodesk Catch123D, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Mudbox

Posted 24 June 2013 8:17 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Mudbox ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

In this video, I show the basic concepts behind the workflow and interop of Autodesk Catch123D, 3ds Max and Mudbox.

Read More >>

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 &  MediaSync Interop
  • 6703 views
  • 1 comment

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 & MediaSync Interop

Posted 17 December 2012 1:27 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

This video highlights the MediaSync interop between Autodesk 3ds Max 2013, Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Also featured is a brief look at the iRay GPU rendering engine for entertainment using the Boxx 4920XT workstation and the NVIDIA Quadro/Tesla (Maximus) board-set.

Read More >>

SigGraph Partner Brief; Boxx Technologies
  • 4163 views
  • 0 comments

SigGraph Partner Brief; Boxx Technologies

Posted 22 August 2012 4:06 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

This brief video was shot at SigGraph 2012. In addition to showing the new Autodesk Smoke 2013 at our own booth, I was also in LA demoing some Autodesk applications at the Boxx Technologies booth (including 3ds Max and Backburner). Both GPU and CPU based rendering was performed all week on several new offerings for artists and designers. In the coming weeks I will be expanding this discussions in more depth.

Read More >>

Behind the Scenes SigGraph Prep - 3ds Max and Smoke 2013
  • 6646 views
  • 3 comments

Behind the Scenes SigGraph Prep - 3ds Max and Smoke 2013

Posted 25 July 2012 3:42 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

Behind the Scenes SigGraph Prep - Autodesk 3ds Max and Smoke 2013. This is a quick video to show some of the prep work for my presentation at SigGraph 2012. The specific focus is in establishing the spatial relationship between 3ds Max's units and Smoke's 3D compositing environment, Action. I also show some tips on how to bring rendered assets that are numbered image sequences with alpha channels into Smoke using the MediaHub, as well as some options for Matte Container workflows. This is not the "sexy stuff" of a SigGraph demo, but its important for users looking to have a successful interop between 3ds Max and Smoke.

Read More >>

Quick Fix - 3ds Max 2013, State Sets and Network Rendering
  • 10614 views
  • 3 comments

Quick Fix - 3ds Max 2013, State Sets and Network Rendering

Posted 21 May 2012 8:06 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

There is a small issue with 3ds Max 2013 and its new feature called State Sets. As it shipped, 3ds Max 2013 state Sets cannot naively record a flag to enable or disable network rendering. This is due to the fact that this is no longer a check box "flag". This short video shows a quick, band-aid fix to enable users to work with State Sets in 3ds Max 2013 and opt to use network rendering or not with the click of a button. enjoy! //gD

Read More >>

Autodesk Smoke 2012 for 3D Artists
  • 5201 views
  • 1 comment

Autodesk Smoke 2012 for 3D Artists

Posted 21 March 2012 8:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max , Autodesk Smoke ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

This is a rebroadcast of an M and E webinar where I demonstrated how Autodesk Smoke 2012 can work in tandem with a 3D CGI pipeline for creative finishing. UPDATE NOTE - this video was recorded with Autodesk Smoke 2012. Users can now download a trial version of the newer 2013 release here. http://usa.autodesk.com/smoke-for-mac/ This includes significant changes to the User Interface, but no features shown in this video above have been removed from the application. //garyD

Read More >>

GPU Hardware Rendering with 3ds Max Quicksilver
  • 22932 views
  • 2 comments

GPU Hardware Rendering with 3ds Max Quicksilver

Posted 19 December 2011 7:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

My 90-minute lecture created for the Autodesk University Conference held at the end of November 2011. Also includes Autodesk Composite workflows.

Read More >>

3ds Max State Sets and (some) Smoke tools for 3D Artists
  • 7905 views
  • 0 comments

3ds Max State Sets and (some) Smoke tools for 3D Artists

Posted 14 August 2011 8:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

This video explores uses for "State Sets" in 3ds Max 2012. CG render passes are then brought into Autodesk Smoke to explore timeline editorial compositing, stereoscopy & additional tools tailored to 3D artists. UPDATE & NOTE - this video was recorded with Autodesk Smoke 2012. Users can now download a trial version of the newer 2013 release here. http://usa.autodesk.com/smoke-for-mac/ This includes significant changes to the User Interface, but no features shown in this video above have been removed from the application. //garyD

Read More >>

Network Rendering with 3ds Max
  • 16351 views
  • 7 comments

Network Rendering with 3ds Max

Posted 12 July 2011 8:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

This is a brief video to discuss, at a very high level, the different types of network rendering available to Autodesk 3ds Max users out-of-the-box. (4 minutes).

Read More >>

iRay Animation and Composite Sweetening
  • 14614 views
  • 4 comments

iRay Animation and Composite Sweetening

Posted 11 May 2011 8:00 pm by visualz on Amalgamation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Creative Finishing , Professional Video , Design Visualization ,

Setting up iRay for animation & compositing using 3ds Max 2012

Read More >>