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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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UPDATED: How to change between Classic and Design
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UPDATED: How to change between Classic and Design

Posted 13 May 2015 11:58 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

In your rush to get going with 3ds Max 2016 you just clicked on Classic but now you want Design (or the other way around).

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Download location of the 2016 Hires Populate data
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Download location of the 2016 Hires Populate data

Posted 5 May 2015 8:32 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Link to the hires Populate data for 3ds Max 2016

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Download the 3ds Max 2016 help files
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Download the 3ds Max 2016 help files

Posted 1 May 2015 8:27 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Links to the download page with the product help installers.

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Error when using mental ray DBR in 3ds Max 2016: Could not locate MDL shared core library.
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Error when using mental ray DBR in 3ds Max 2016: Could not locate MDL shared core library.

Posted 29 April 2015 8:19 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Quick workaround to get DBR working in 3ds Max 2016

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Max Creation Graph
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Max Creation Graph

Posted 27 April 2015 7:34 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Scriptspot have added a MCG repository!

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Do you have many lights in your scene and do you use the mental ray renderer?
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Do you have many lights in your scene and do you use the mental ray renderer?

Posted 20 April 2015 11:55 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

New feature in 3ds Max 2016: mental ray Light Importance Sampling

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One 3ds Max 2016
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One 3ds Max 2016

Posted 17 April 2015 11:40 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Professional Video , Design Visualization , Education ,

What happened to 3ds Max Design?

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