Autodesk 3ds Max
Posted by Ken Pimentel, 22 February 2012 7:00 pm
We introduced our new “state sets” workflow to subscription users back in September. Since then, we’ve been working hard to make it more robust and expand the feature set to address limitations in some workflows. We've greatly increased the stability of the workflow by working with many of the customers on the forums who were struggling with the workflow. We think we've addressed all the concerns and we can now describe where our efforts have taken us and what you can look forward to (sooner than later).
We've made a special effort to better support Chaos Group's Vray. We've added:
While the Vray VFB is tracked, the VrayVFB render element option is currently not. This is an option to enable or disable certain render elements in the Vray VFB. You will be able to use a scripted State to turn on and off your Vray render elements if so desired.
reMgr=MaxOps.GetCurRenderElementMgr() -- get the current render element manager
re=reMgr.GetRenderElement 0 -- get the first render element
We’re serious about creating the best interop with After Effects (and other compositing solutions possibly in the future) via our MediaSync technology. Right now, we have the only bi-directional workflow between a 3D product and After Effects that can handle changes occurring in either product at any point in the process. A simple “update” to the link and you’ll see the results refresh in either product.
Here’s a Sneak Peek video showing some of our research. This one was created by Chris Harkins on our betaand shows the basics of the workflow with some of the new capabilities. You’ll have to wait longer to get the "official" videos. Remember, Sneak Peeks are to just give you a taste, not a documented training video - and they are produced with varying degrees of precision and quality.
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