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UPDATED: Where is my Stingray menu?
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UPDATED: Where is my Stingray menu?

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Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

You've installed both Extension 1 and Stingray and would like to play with the new Live Link feature ... but where is the Stingray menu in 3ds Max 2016?

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Exporting objects to IGES
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Exporting objects to IGES

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Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

By default not all objects are included when you export to IGES, here is a bit of background and a small script to export all/selected objects to IGES in 3ds Max 2015/2016

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Autodesk Vision Series - Leveraging the Cloud
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Autodesk Vision Series - Leveraging the Cloud

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Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

In this session, we'll discuss the cloud and the increasingly critical role it will play in media and entertainment.

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Autodesk Vision Series - Procedural Content Creation
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Autodesk Vision Series - Procedural Content Creation

Posted 14 August 2015 7:48 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

In this session, we'll discuss procedural content creation and how this will continue to impact our industry.

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3ds Max 2016 Service Pack 1 is available
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3ds Max 2016 Service Pack 1 is available

Posted 12 August 2015 12:51 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

A list of what has been addressed in SP1.

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3ds Max 2016 Extension 1 is available from Autodesk Account - UPDATED
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3ds Max 2016 Extension 1 is available from Autodesk Account - UPDATED

Posted 12 August 2015 7:21 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

Where can you download the extension?

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Removing lots of custom attributes in one go with MaxScript - part 3
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Removing lots of custom attributes in one go with MaxScript - part 3

Posted 7 August 2015 11:04 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

Yet another variation on getting rid of custom attributes

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Large and slow loading files because of mixers
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Large and slow loading files because of mixers

Posted 8 July 2015 10:41 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Some files end up with a large number of mixers, that can cause the files to become extremely large and therefore slow to load.

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Maxscript adjust pivot: affect pivot only/affect object only
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Maxscript adjust pivot: affect pivot only/affect object only

Posted 12 June 2015 1:03 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

A quick explanation on how to get the equivalent behaviour as the affect pivot only / affect object only when adjusting the pivot.

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Using nVidia MDL in 3ds Max 2016
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Using nVidia MDL in 3ds Max 2016

Posted 14 May 2015 12:40 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization , Education ,

MDL stands for: Material Definition Language, this is an initiative by nVidia to standardize physically based material designs in a common format.

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