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

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 16 hours ago 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 last week 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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SP2 for 3ds Max 2015 and 3ds Max Design 2015 are available
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SP2 for 3ds Max 2015 and 3ds Max Design 2015 are available

Posted 12 August 2014 2:09 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Get them from the Autodesk Application Manager or from the Autodesk downloads site

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2 million hits
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2 million hits

Posted 29 July 2014 7:37 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Thanks everybody!

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Animating a cab with a trailer along a path
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Animating a cab with a trailer along a path

Posted 25 July 2014 2:23 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

A simple approach at animating a cab with a trailer along a path

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Removing lots of custom attributes in one go with MaxScript - part 2
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Removing lots of custom attributes in one go with MaxScript - part 2

Posted 10 July 2014 12:02 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

An updated version of the script that only removes those custom attributes that have no definition.

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Removing lots of custom attributes in one go with MaxScript
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Removing lots of custom attributes in one go with MaxScript

Posted 9 July 2014 1:38 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

Read on if there are lots of custom attributes listed in the Track View Curve Editor and you want to get rid of them

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Workaround for running 3ds Max 2015 render jobs as a service - UPDATED
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Workaround for running 3ds Max 2015 render jobs as a service - UPDATED

Posted 27 June 2014 10:34 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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

The docked Scene Explorer currently breaks rendering as a service, read on for the workaround.

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