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This 3ds Max blog is a team effort by Nicolas Holst, Lee Montgomery, Vishnu Ramdass and Anil Choudhary.

MAXScript: Making sure scenematerials array is up to date
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MAXScript: Making sure scenematerials array is up to date

Posted yesterday by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

A small tip to ensure that the scenematerials array is up to date in case you've deleted materials from the scene.

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Backburner error "Could not find the specified file in DefaultSettingsParser::parse() ;"
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Backburner error "Could not find the specified file in DefaultSettingsParser::parse() ;"

Posted last week by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

How to fix the 3ds Max installs on your render machines to prevent this error from happening

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Fixing missing Evolver data errors
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Fixing missing Evolver data errors

Posted 7 November 2014 10:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Because without Evolver data the Populate feature won't be functional.

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Join US! for M&E DevDay events in multiple locations!
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Join US! for M&E DevDay events in multiple locations!

Posted 29 October 2014 9:59 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Hey, we have the M&E DevDay events coming up soon on several dates. You are invited to register for our annual FREE OF CHARGE Media and Entertainment DevDay events taking place before AU on December 1st in Las Vegas. Plus we have three dates in January to choose from in China and Japan.

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Online help redirecting to Feedback community issue resolved
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Online help redirecting to Feedback community issue resolved

Posted 27 October 2014 8:31 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

At the end of last week the online help was redirecting to the Feedback communities, this issue has now been resolved.

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Speeding up mesh operations in 3ds Max
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Speeding up mesh operations in 3ds Max

Posted 22 October 2014 12:00 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Some mesh operations can take longer in 3ds Max 2014 and later, here is a quick solution

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Increasing performance of final gather in mental ray when rendering at a very high resultion
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Increasing performance of final gather in mental ray when rendering at a very high resultion

Posted 21 October 2014 11:17 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

The default final gather algorithm uses a lot of memory, that may be a problem if it need a lot more than the available physical memory

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Free Autodesk Software for Students, Teachers, & Schools Around the World
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Free Autodesk Software for Students, Teachers, & Schools Around the World

Posted 8 October 2014 8:07 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

The terms have changed: now ALL students, teachers, and schools everywhere in the world have FREE access to our desktop software.

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Using MaxScript to check for missing bitmap files
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Using MaxScript to check for missing bitmap files

Posted 30 September 2014 1:50 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

A couple of lines of MaxScript that will help you check for missing files in your 3ds Max files

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The summer holidays are over...
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The summer holidays are over...

Posted 29 September 2014 10:46 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Regular posting will recommence soon!

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