Alex Horst Blog, 04 May 2016 15:26:58 UTCThe Rebirth of Giana Sisters in 3ds MaxAlex Horst<p>Thanks to Black Forest Games we just published the latest Meet The Experts Webinar, which shows how the classic C64 game Giana Sisters got rebooted with 3ds Max.</p> <p>We show the full DCC development cycle from production of concept art to export to the game engine, looking at asset creation and animation along the way.</p> <p>What makes this indie reboot very special is the player&rsquo;s ability to transform not just the main character, but the mood of the world you play in. Black Forest Games created two versions of each asset and morphed between these assets in real-time in the Game Engine to create a unique and beautiful platformer that operates across two parallel worlds.</p> <p>Hoping you enjoy this webinar / tutorial. I didn&rsquo;t have time to put in additional workflows like how to use mParticles for Games and how to generate LODs for Morph objects. Stay tuned for a bonus track on these topics in the near future.</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Ps: Big thanks to Andreas Feist and the Black Forest Team for providing such great insight into their workflows and models.</p>Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:09:08 UTC Max Webinar Recording: Create 3D game assets in less timeAlex Horst<p>The recent Meet the Experts webinar is now available as a recording on youtube.</p> <p>It is showing me taking the role of a fictional advertising agency and trying to create a casual game prototype and product rebrand within a day.</p> <p>Basically you are going to find some Tips &amp; Tricks about the usage of Viewport Canvas Texture Painting, Particle Flow, Sketchbook Designer, Kinect MotionCapturing along with MotionBuilder and last but not least the interop between 3ds Max and Unity to create the game prototype itself.</p> <p>If you have questions: feel free to use the commentary section below to get in touch.</p> <p>Hope you&rsquo;ll have some fun with the content ;).</p> <div></div> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="" frameborder="1" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Ps: A big thank you goes to 3DRT for providing us with their Zombie Family Character Pack and to Quantum Theory who have created the awesome Urban Construction Pack. Both available on the Unity Asset Store.</p>Thu, 08 Aug 2013 08:05:55 UTC Show Reel 2013Alex Horst<p>The new Autodesk Show Reel 2013 just arrived online. Please don't confuse that one with the Post &amp; FX and Animation Show Reels we're doing. This all-years Autodesk Show Reel tries to cover all industries. So here's a 2 minutes fly-through on Media &amp; Entertainment, Manufacturing, Civil Infrastructure, Architecture and more. Enjoy! :)</p> <p><iframe src="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe></p>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:56:36 UTC 2013 Service Pack 2 releasedAlex Horst<p>We&rsquo;ve just released Service Pack 2 for Smoke 2013, which covers 63 bug fixes around ConnectFX, Media Panel, Timeline and more. A full list of solved issues is included in the Autodesk Smoke 2013 Help Release Notes: <a target="_blank" href="">Smoke 2013 Service Pack 2 Release Notes</a></p> <p><br />As always the Service Pack replaces the previous Smoke 2013 installer and can be found here: <a target="_blank" href=";id=21282144&amp;linkID=9242619">Autodesk Smoke 2013 Service Pack 2</a></p>Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:47:04 UTC Aug 10: 3ds Max Motion Graphics Webinar with HaymakerAlex Horst<p>Zusammen mit dem schwedischen Visual FX und Motion Design Studio <a target="_blank" href="">Haymaker</a>, bietet Autodesk am kommenden Freitag ein <a target="_blank" href="">kostenfreies Webinar</a> rund um Motion Graphics mit 3ds Max und Adobe After Effects an.</p> <p>Moderiert von meinem Kollegen <a target="_blank" href=";utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JamiesJewels+%28Jamie%27s+Jewels%29&amp;utm_content=Google+International">Jamie Gwilliam</a>, erhaltet Ihr einen &Uuml;berblick und wertvolle Tipps zur Arbeitsweise in 3ds Max rund um Digital Media.</p> <p>Als kleinen Vorgeschmack gibt es hier das aktuelle Haymaker Motion Reel 2012:</p> <p><iframe src=";byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=3ccfff" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>Zur Teilnahme am kostenfreien Webinar wird lediglich eine Vorab-Registrierung ben&ouml;tigt: <a target="_blank" href="">Jetzt anmelden!</a></p> <ul> <li>Was: M&amp;E Live Webinar Series &ndash; Meet the Expert &amp; <a target="_blank" href="">Haymaker</a></li> <li>Wann: Aug 10, 2012</li> <li>Uhrzeit: 14:00 &ndash; 15:00 Uhr (CET)</li> <li>Sprache: English</li> <li>Registrierung: <a target="_blank" href="">Klick</a></li> </ul>Wed, 08 Aug 2012 08:10:47 UTC Post and VFX Show Reel onlineAlex Horst<p><a href="#english">[Link to English Article]</a></p> <p><a href="#german">[Link to German Article]</a></p> <p><iframe height="360" frameborder="0" width="640" allowfullscreen="" src=""></iframe></p> <p><a name="english"></a><strong>English Article:</strong></p> <p>The new NAB Post and VFX Show Reel has just gone live on youtube! Check out some of the best work created by Autodesk customers in post production using Autodesk products like Flame, Smoke, Maya, 3ds Max, and Softimage.</p> <p>As <a target="_blank" href="">NAB</a> has just started, make sure to visit our <a target="_blank" href="">NAB Special Page on The Area</a>, which features Live-Streamings from stage including: New Product Demos, Guest Presentations, Features Stories as well as MasterClasses.</p> <p>Link to the Showreel: <a target="_blank" href="">NAB Post and VFX Show Reel (youtube)</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a name="german"></a>German Article:</strong></p> <p>Das diesj&auml;hrige NAB Post and VFX Show Reel ist soeben online gegangen. Das Video featured einige der besten Post Production Arbeiten von Autodesk Kunden unter Verwendung von Flame, Smoke, Maya, 3ds Max und Softimage.</p> <p>F&uuml;r alle die dieses Jahr (bzw. diese Woche) die <a target="_blank" href="">NAB in Las Vegas</a> nicht besuchen k&ouml;nnen: Schaut auf den <a target="_blank" href="">NAB Seiten auf The Area</a> vorbei! Dort erhaltet Ihr Live-Streams (und Aufzeichnungen) zu den neuen Produktvorstellungen, Kundenvortr&auml;gen, MasterClasses, Anwenderstories uvm.</p> <p>Hier noch der Link zum Showreel: <a target="_blank" href="">NAB Post and VFX Show Reel (youtube)</a><br /> &nbsp;</p>Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:33:17 UTC 3ds Max Webinar with Nexus ProductionsAlex Horst<p>Heute um 14.00 Uhr noch eine Stunde Zeit? Dann registriert Euch noch schnell f&uuml;r das freie 3ds Max Webinar mit <a target="_blank" href="">Nexus Productions</a>!</p> <p>Innerhalb von ca. 45 Minuten erhaltet Ihr Einblicke in eine au&szlig;ergew&ouml;hnliche Werbeproduktion. Ich war hin und weg als ich das Projekt gesehen habe.<br /> Also: Nehmt Euch die Zeit und blickt gemeinsam mit uns hinter die Kulissen.</p> <p><strong>Zur Registrierung geht es hier: </strong><a target="_blank" href=";siteID=452932"><strong>3ds Max Webinar Registration</strong></a><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Weitere Informationen zum Webinar gibt es bei Jamie Gwilliam: </strong><a target="_blank" href=""><strong>Jamie's Jewels</strong></a><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>EDIT:&nbsp;Dieses Webinar fand am 13. April 2012 statt. Die Aufzeichnung wird in K&uuml;rze auf </strong><a href=";id=17148448" target="_blank"><strong>Meet The Experts</strong></a><strong> zur Verf&uuml;gung gestellt.</strong></p>Fri, 13 Apr 2012 02:00:00 UTC Max Visualisierungs Workflows [DE]Alex Horst<p>Hier drei deutschsprachige Videos, die dem Einsteiger veranschaulichen sollen, was es aktuell f&uuml;r Mittel und Wege gibt eine Visualisierung in 3ds Max respektive 3ds Max Design umzusetzen.</p> <p><strong>Licht &amp; Schatten:</strong><br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" src="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Reveal Techniken:</strong><br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" src="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Hierbei verwende ich Ausschnitte aus dem wunderbaren Reveal-Tutorial von Louis Marcoux:<br /> <a href="/blogs/louis/reveal_techniques_and_autodesk_university_in_las_vegas"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Design kommunizieren:</strong><br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" src="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>Hier werden Ausschnitte aus dem Video The Third &amp; The Seventh (umgesetzt mit 3ds Max, Vray, After Effects) verwendet. Link zum vollst&auml;ndigen Video: <a href=""></a> bzw. <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Das alles kratzt nat&uuml;rlich nur an der Oberfl&auml;che von dem was alles m&ouml;glich und machbar ist. Wer bereits Autodesk CAD Produkte verwendet und jetzt neu in die 3ds Max Welt vordringen m&ouml;chte, dem seien auch die Suite Workflow Videos (jedoch englisch-sprachig) von Autodesk empfohlen:</p> <p><br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" src="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>In dem Sinne: Viel Erfolg beim Max'en und einen sch&ouml;nen Tag,</p> <p>der Alex.</p> <p><span style="font-size: smaller;"><strong>Follow Me:</strong></span><br /> <a target="_blank" href=""><img width="32" border="0" height="32" style="padding-right: 5px;" alt="Follow on Facebook" src="" /></a> <a target="_blank" href=""><img width="32" border="0" height="32" style="padding-right: 5px;" alt="Follow on Twitter" src="" /></a> <a target="_blank" href=""><img width="32" border="0" height="32" style="padding-right: 5px;" alt="Follow on Google" src="" /></a> <a target="_blank" href=""><img width="32" border="0" height="32" style="padding-right: 5px;" alt="Follow on Youtube" src="" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="/rss/blogs/alexhorst"><img width="32" border="0" height="32" alt="Subscribe via RSS" src="" /></a></p>Mon, 06 Feb 2012 07:03:28 UTC