MaxStationhttp://area.autodesk.com/This 3ds Max blog is a team effort by Nicolas Holst, Lee Montgomery, Vishnu Ramdass and Anil Choudhary. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:35:36 UTCMAXScript - proof of concept for setting colours based on a animated bitmapMaxStation<p>One of my colleagues, Florian, pointed out a forum post: <a href="http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/shading-lighting-and-rendering/how-get-omni-light-s-color-by-a-mapping/m-p/5983396#M24793">how get omni light's colour by a mapping</a>&nbsp;which sounded like it would be easy to do in MAXScript!</p> <p>The basic approach would be to read pixel values and apply them to the objects colour. For this quick test I'm using the diffuse colour so you can see the result in the viewport. To change the omni's light colour you'd animate .rgb instead of .Diffuse.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">For input it uses a sequence of images (if you have a movie file you can convert it to single images and scale it down with a tool like </span><a href="https://www.ffmpeg.org/" style="line-height: 1.5em;">ffmpeg</a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;-i input.mov -vf &nbsp;scale 20:20 output-%d.bmp). As it's proof of concept ther eis no UI, you set all the parameter at the top of the MAXScript.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">To make it easier to address the diffuse colours of the objects create a two dimensional array with the materials:</span></p> <p>pixels=#()<br />for i = 1 to xnum do<br /> (</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; tp=#()<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; for j = 1 to ynum do<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; (<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; t=box pos:[i,j,0] length:0.9 width:0.9 height:0.1<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; m=StandardMaterial()<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; t.material=m<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; append tp m<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; )<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; append pixels tp<br /> )</p> <div></div> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">That way we'll be able to address each pixel using pixels[x][y].</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">To make 3ds Max record the animation we run the loops that go over the images and the pixels in the image inside a "<span class="code">with animate on</span>" context.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Inside those loops we get the colour of a given pixel with "</span><span class="code">t=getPixels bm [i2,j2] 1</span>" (where bm is the bitmap and i2 and j23 are the coordinates in the bitmap) and change the colour of the object by change the materials diffuse colour with "<span class="code">pixels[i+1][j+1].Diffuse=t[1]</span>" (where i and j are the pointers to the materials and t[1] is the colour we just read from the bitmap).</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><br /></span></p> <p>Download the MAXScript file: <a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/bitmap_to_objects.zip">bitmap_to_objects.zip</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">and a couple of sample images:&nbsp;<a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/sample__images.zip">sample__images.zip</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">.</span></p>Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:55:46 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n306-maxscript---proof-of-concept-for-setting-colours-based-on-a-animated-bitmapAutodesk University 2015 - 3ds Max related videosMaxStation<p>Anf for the last post of the year, all the 3ds Max related videos I could find including download links. Happy New Year everybody!</p> <p></p> <p>3ds Max:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11340" style="line-height: 1.5em;">PAUL NICHOLLS:&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11340">Architectural Visualization Meets Concept Design for Advanced 3ds Max and V-Ray Users</a>&nbsp;- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/txYjZheTqKPEoBiWi-LWJMHtNSAW_Oj-/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV11340-ArchitecturalVisualizationMeetsConceptDesignforAdvanced3dsMaxandV-RayUsers-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11345" style="line-height: 1.5em;">GEORGE MAESTRI:&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11345">Automating the Animation Process: Creating Exploded Views for Visualization</a>&nbsp;- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/BvZmpkeTpDbtpa330JOsCySWVK3bWpro/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV11345-AutomatingtheAnimationProcessCreatingExplodedViewsforVisualization-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av9778" style="line-height: 1.5em;">RAMY HANNA:&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av9778">Render Like a Photographer</a> - <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/puNzVheTo4yt_7KJZzCkPnhYY9YX02yo/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV9778-RenderLikeaPhotographer-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11306" style="line-height: 1.5em;"><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">MARION LANDRY:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn How to Use A360 Cloud-Rendering Service in 3ds Max 2016</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/pwOGpkeTpNhlZb2pI1cWukOy13fIiEhU/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV11306-LearnHowtoUseA360Cloud-RenderingServicein3dsMax2016-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av10732" style="line-height: 1.5em;">CIRO SANNINO:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Lessons from Photography to Create Compelling Architectural Visualization</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/s1OTBieTrOIRQq0GFBA8yNtaibri5asG/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV10732-LessonsfromPhotographytoCreateCompellingArchitecturalVisualization-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av9947" style="line-height: 1.5em;">PAUL NEALE:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Making Fast and Effective Animation V2: Procedural Animation Tools in 3ds Max</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/d2MTZieTp_7S__XeoRoncHz9LZ58JG3o/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV9947-MakingFastandEffectiveAnimationV2ProceduralAnimationToolsin3dsMax-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av9820" style="line-height: 1.5em;">CHRISTOPHER LYNER:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Animation Breakdown</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/A0cHY5eTrgwEJ60VzGAKd4sUGAGJuXNq/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV9820-AnimationBreakdown-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/me11862" style="line-height: 1.5em;">GUS CAPOTE:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Camera Animation, Mastering the Camera Controls</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/s0a3NieTpTvYSyxksBGewPzx0OzXf30s/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/ME11862-CameraAnimationMasteringtheCameraControls-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/me11119" style="line-height: 1.5em;">CHRISTOPHER DIGGINS:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Creating Procedural Entourage with Max Creation Graph in 3ds Max 2016</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/45cjVheTqrkKzeHtVK1b6MGhyIiUrSi2/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/ME11119-CreatingProceduralEntouragewithMaxCreationGraphin3dsMax2016-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> </ul> <p></p> <p>3ds Max and Maya:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11979" style="line-height: 1.5em;">LUDOVICK MICHAUD:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Storytelling Through Composition: The Keys to Effective Client Communication</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/BlaTBieToWuP8dqgEhgYgSVZK0QJyzaW/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV11979-StorytellingThroughCompositionTheKeystoEffectiveClientCommunication-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11980" style="line-height: 1.5em;">LUDOVICK MICHAUD:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Architectural CG Integration into Live Footage&mdash;Visualization and Massing Next Phase</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/xtaTBieTqApt3qvOHpvJxUlrT27yeRxr/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV11980-ArchitecturalCGIntegrationintoLiveFootageVisualizationandMassingNextPhase-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av10200" style="line-height: 1.5em;">CHRIS MURRAY:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Creating Original HDR Imagery for Use in Image-Based Lighting</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/Y2anY5eTqzkbhaw0fA_Oi4H5Rmk4NZ7A/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV10200-CreatingOriginalHDRImageryforUseinImage-BasedLighting-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11967" style="line-height: 1.5em;">JOHN HIGGS:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Building an Island a Stone at a Time: Storytelling for an Airport Design Competition</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/hhNnVieTrgKJGl07SazEAwVrPd9pHNW-/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV11967-BuildinganIslandaStoneataTimeStorytellingforanAirportDesignCompetition-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av10255" style="line-height: 1.5em;">CHRIS MURRAY:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Demystifying Real-Time Material Workflows for Stingray and Other Game Engines</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/EwNWpkeTrcHG1zhDdCeNVUe_4aiuMbu6/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV10255-DemystifyingReal-TimeMaterialWorkflowsforStingrayandOtherGameEngines-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span></li> </ul> <p></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3ds Max and other Autodesk products:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/vred/at10850" style="line-height: 1.5em;">FLORIAN COENEN:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Animation Workflow from 3ds Max and Maya to VRED</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/YycGNheTrKFIHP6pGKQ5IxqCtQE8ATiy/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AT10850-AnimationWorkflowfrom3dsMaxandMayatoVRED-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">VRED, 3ds Max, Maya</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/autocad/it10079" style="line-height: 1.5em;">JERRY MILANA:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Networking Autodesk Products from A to Z</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/AwdmVleTrbPmdFk-zseD_9JOugMOWEI5/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/IT10079-NetworkingAutodeskProductsfromAtoZ-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Inventor</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/revit-for-architects/av13977" style="line-height: 1.5em;">SCOTT HAMILTON:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">New Frontiers in Visualization</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/FhdHBieTrpXszZQl7fLs2x6mzJe8iPSD/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV13977-NewFrontiersinVisualization-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Revit for Architects, 3ds Max</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av10263" style="line-height: 1.5em;">CHRIS MURRAY:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Up on Blocks and Under the Hood: Dissecting the New Features in 3ds Max 2016</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/lkZDFjeTpbq0o-dNi1bPa5DyW_Wo3T2u/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV10263-UponBlocksandUndertheHoodDissectingtheNewFeaturesin3dsMax2016-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3ds Max, Revit for Architects</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/revit-for-architects/cs10427" style="line-height: 1.5em;">JUHEE RHO:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Virtual-Augmented Reality for Construction, Utilizing Gear VR</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/RqaTZheTqkl5kQdy0meXW28MwceGmtOS/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/CS10427-Virtual-AugmentedRealityforConstructionUtilizingGearVR-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;- Revit for Architects, 3ds Max</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/ci10276" style="line-height: 1.5em;">SETH COHEN:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Vroom Your Way to Civil Visualization</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/I5bGk5eTob52EvD6e69N2cCxg9dXSbBD/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/CI10276-VroomYourWaytoCivilVisualization-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3ds Max, AutoCAD, Civil 3D</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/revit-for-architects/as10745" style="line-height: 1.5em;">MITSUO NAKATANI:&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/revit-for-architects/as10745">Advanced Lighting Design and Simulation for Revit</a>&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/0wdHRieTqHQI_f4ptI5kD4Z21Hx-BG0A/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AS10745-AdvancedLightingDesignandSimulationforRevit-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Revit for Architects, 3ds Max</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/infraworks/ci10977" style="line-height: 1.5em;">DAVID LAWRENCE:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Make It a Round Trip: Leave One-Way Workflows Behind with InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/l2MjFieTqunHCQEHCuYG2-VkQUp_PDuh/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/CI10977-MakeItaRoundTripLeaveOne-WayWorkflowsBehindwithInfraWorks360andAutoCADCivil3D-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">InfraWorks, 3ds Max</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11903" style="line-height: 1.5em;">JOSE MANUEL ELIZARDO:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Easy-to-Use Techniques for Bringing Your Design Content to the Next Level with 3ds Max</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/QyNnVieTqqiohIDRFJUATIKKZgLBgYGN/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV11903-Easy-to-UseTechniquesforBringingYourDesignContenttotheNextLevelwith3dsMax-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3ds Max, Inventor</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av11500" style="line-height: 1.5em;">MARK KAUFFMAN:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Effective Coordinate Space Transformation Workflows</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/5jZTBieTp2CdCC0hfA0qkTq7euLdc1r2/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV11500-EffectiveCoordinateSpaceTransformationWorkflows-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3ds Max, AutoCAD, Civil 3D</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/infraworks/anz15-bu04" style="line-height: 1.5em;">SAMUEL MACALISTER:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">InfraWorks 360 for Architects</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/dsajlzdzqiluI_SnbP2s-9hOhS1WcoxP/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/ANZ15-BU04-InfraWorks360forArchitects-InfraWorks360-SamuelMacalister.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">InfraWorks, 3ds Max</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av12157" style="line-height: 1.5em;">GONZALO NAVARRO:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Case Study&mdash;Waldorf Astoria: A Film Production in Less than 30 Days</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/w5MGw5eTrhkFTTB92xOI35nSij04VIab/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV12157-CaseStudyWaldorfAstoriaAFilmProductioninLessthan30Days-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3ds Max, AutoCAD</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av9938" style="line-height: 1.5em;">SAMUEL MACALISTER:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Construction Animations</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/xqZ2pkeTouDYs-u6xxaol5WWxmQfVj6w/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV9938-ConstructionAnimations-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3ds Max, Navisworks, Revit for Construction</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/infraworks/ci11523" style="line-height: 1.5em;">MARK KAUFFMAN:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Creating 3D Model Assets for InfraWorks</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/8xZzFieTqT-OVZ20O4LOI3aYabts44Uo/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/CI11523-Creating3DModelAssetsforInfraWorks-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">InfraWorks, 3ds Max</span></li> <li><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max/av10216" style="line-height: 1.5em;">GASPARD GIROUD:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Aerial Cinematography and CGI for Architecture, Advertising, and Film</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">- <a href="http://adskeventsvideo.autodesk.com/download/5leTdheTr2tSzJScSzKEVy30KJ6idCEu/DOcJ-FxaFrRg4gtDEwOjE2ZDowODE74J/AV10216-AerialCinematographyandCGIforArchitectureAdvertisingandFilm-Fullvideo.mp4">Video</a> -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3ds Max, AutoCAD Architecture</span></li> </ul>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:42:51 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n305-autodesk-university-2015---3ds-max-related-videosPaul Neale&#039;s video has been posted - Autodesk University 2015MaxStation<p>First videos from Paul Neale has been posted:</p> <p><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/2015/3ds-max-products/av9947">Making Fast and Effective Animation V2: Procedural Animation Tools in 3ds Max -&nbsp;AV9947</a></p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Discover the basic animation tools and methods</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn fast and effective methods for creating animations</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to solve everyday animation problems with procedural animation tools</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to evaluate when procedural animation will be the most effective solution</span></li> </ul>Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:21:44 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n304-paul-neale039s-video-has-been-posted---autodesk-university-2015Other videos from AU 2015MaxStation<p><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/2015/3ds-max-products/av11340" style="line-height: 1.5em;">Architectural Visualization Meets Concept Design for Advanced 3ds Max and V-Ray Users</a></p> <p>Paul Nicholls,&nbsp;AV11340</p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Gain access to new ways of creating architectural images</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to utilize the perspective match and camera projection toolset</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to relight photographs or collages in an illustrative way</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to create dynamic images using advanced lighting and post techniques</span></li> </ul> <p class="text-white margin-bottom-none"><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/2015/3ds-max-products/av12157">Case Study&mdash;Waldorf Astoria: A Film Production in Less than 30 Days</a></p> <p class="text-white margin-bottom-none">Gonzalo Navarro,&nbsp;AV12157</p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Discover the production process of a film</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to plan the green shots in a smart way to avoid camera track</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to use scripts to optimize the workflow</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Script creation: Learn how to how to address all the client requirements</span></li> </ul> <p class="text-white margin-bottom-none"><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/2015/3ds-max-products/av10216">Aerial Cinematography and CGI for Architecture, Advertising, and Film</a></p> <p class="text-white margin-bottom-none">Gaspard Giroud,&nbsp;AV10216</p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn about preproduction: planning the shoot</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn about production: the aerial shoot</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn about post production: integrating CGI</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to finish: color correction and delivery</span></li> </ul> <p class="text-white margin-bottom-none"><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/2015/3ds-max-products/av10732">Lessons from Photography to Create Compelling Architectural Visualization</a></p> <p class="text-white margin-bottom-none">Ciro Sannino,&nbsp;AV10732</p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Discover the relevance of the abstraction layer</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Discover the connections between rendering and photography</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to build an image using the 3-point lighting concept</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to handle contrast with distance</span></li> </ul> <p class="text-white margin-bottom-none"><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/2015/class-detail/av11965">The Next Big Thing: Impactful Developments in the Future of Visualization Panel</a></p> <p class="text-white margin-bottom-none">Paul Doherty - Jorge Barrero -&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Carlos Cristerna -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Jeff Mottle,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;AV11965</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn about new technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality, real time, cloud, GPU and the impact they have on the future of visualization</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn about the role of visualization artists in the field and how their positions might change in the future</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn about current design and visualization pipelines and what advances need to happen to sync with future design processes</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn about new opportunities for visualization artists and studios that may come out of new developments in technology</span></li> </ul>Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:21:24 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n303-other-videos-from-au-2015Videos from Autodesk UniversityMaxStation<p>The first AU 2015 videos have appeard, here is the first 3ds Max related one by&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Ramy Hanna</span></p> <p><a href="http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/classes/year-2015/3ds-max-products/av9778">AV9778: Render Like a Photographer</a></p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Learn how to differentiate good renderings and photographs from bad ones</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Discover the 3 principles of photography</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Discover the 4 rules of photography composition</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Discover at least 4 photographic phenomena and how they affect images</span></li> </ul> <p>TARGET AUDIENCE&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">3D Artists, Architects, Developers, Photographers</span></p> <p>DESCRIPTION</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Back by popular demand&mdash;this class will guide you through the essentials of creating a stunning image. Nowadays it&rsquo;s not enough to just know how to create a rendering; to sell your image it&rsquo;s important to know the vital rules and principles of photography. This timeless class will break down the principles of well-known architectural photographs and renderings and translate them to creating renderings using 3ds Max software. This class will also highlight photographic elements and demonstrate how to apply them to 3D renderings. So whether you want to create better renderings or learn more about photography, this class is for you.</span></p>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:38:10 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n302-videos-from-autodesk-universityYou have to install Service Pack 2 as it isn&#039;t included with Extension 2!MaxStation<p>Please make sure that when you install Extension 2 you also install Service Pack 2. (the readme for the Extension has been updated: it now states that Service Pack 2 is required).</p> <p></p> <p>You can download Extension 2 from the Product Update section in Autodesk Account.</p> <p>You can download Service Pack 2 <a href="https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/downloads/caas/downloads/content/3ds-max-2016-service-pack-2.html?v=2016">here</a>.</p>Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:44:42 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n301-you-have-to-install-service-pack-2-as-it-isn039t-included-with-extension-2A360 rendering doesn&#039; t use hidden lightsMaxStation<p>Similar to the&nbsp;<a href="/blogs/maxstation/n299-a360-rendering-fails-without-a-explanation">A360 rendering fails without a explanation</a> post, if you hide your lights they will not be included when the scene is uploaded to the cloud and therefore a default light is used.</p> <p>So make sure that your lights aren't hidden when you submit a scene to A360 cloud rendering. This has been reported to our developers.</p>Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:30:13 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n300-a360-rendering-doesn039-t-use-hidden-lightsA360 rendering fails without a explanationMaxStation<p>When files are uploaded to the A360 rendering service anything that's hidden will not be uploaded. So when you hide your cameras and ask it to render Camera001 it will upload the file without the camera(s) and then fail to render as the camera you're asking it to render is not in the scene file. You'll see something like this on&nbsp;<a href="https://rendering.360.autodesk.com/mygallery.aspx">https://rendering.360.autodesk.com/mygallery.aspx</a></p> <p><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/a360-error.png" width="650" height="575" /></p> <p>This has been reported to our developers. For the time being make sure that you unhide all cameras that you want to render using A360 before submitting the render.</p>Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:10:07 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n299-a360-rendering-fails-without-a-explanationPhysical camera and changing the focus for depth of fieldMaxStation<p>When you use the physical camera and change the focus for the depth of field by changing the focus distance (either directly or by changing the target distance) you wil notice that the field of view gets narrower when the distance is shorter or wider when the distance gets longer. With a normal camera in 3ds Max this doesn't happen.</p> <p></p> <p>The reason for that is lens breathing: lenses have to move in order to focus at a different distance. By default the value for lens breathing is set to 1.0, if you change it to 0.0 it will not affect the field of view. The field is part of the focus area of the physical camera.</p> <p></p> <p>So the question then becomes what you want/need:</p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">does the result have to be as physically correct as possible (and therefore lens breathing should be set to some value higher than 0.0, depending on the quality of the lens: better quality, lower valuue, less lens breathing)&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">are you simulting a lightfield camera (where changing depth of field is done with software after you've taken the picture) and therefore there is no lens breathign (value = 0.0)</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">or will lens breathing distract from the story you're telling and therefore you should forgo being physically correct and ste lens breathing to 0.0.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p></p> <p>The wikipedia article on thsi topic: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breathing_(lens)">breathing (lens)</a> has a link to a nice video that shows the changes in field of view when changing the focus distance:</p> <p>https://youtu.be/bIrJUFtYxiQ</p>Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:20:49 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n298-physical-camera-and-changing-the-focus-for-depth-of-fieldTweetorials 9: XRefMaxStation<p>Cut, trim and edit the stories of your design directly in 3ds Max 2016 with the new Camera Sequencer</p> <p><a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-XRef-FacebookPost.jpg"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-XRef-FacebookPost-small.jpg" /></a></p>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:07:01 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n297-tweetorials-9-xrefTweetorials 8: Camera SequencerMaxStation<p>Cut, trim and edit the stories of your design directly in 3ds Max 2016 with the new Camera Sequencer</p> <p><a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-CameraSequencer-FacebookPost.jpg"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-CameraSequencer-FacebookPost-small.jpg" /></a></p>Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:04:32 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n296-tweetorials-8-camera-sequencerTweetorials 7: Inventor AnimationMaxStation<p>3ds Max 2016 now supports Inventor Animation eliminating the need to rig your assemblies</p> <p><a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-InventorAnimation-FacebookPost.jpg"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-InventorAnimation-FacebookPost-small.jpg" /></a></p>Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:01:58 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n295-tweetorials-inventor-animationTweetorials 6: Max Creation Graph (MCG)MaxStation<p>Expand the capabilities of 3ds Max 2016 with the new Max Creation Graph (MCG)</p> <p><a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-MCG-FacebookPost.jpg"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-MCG-FacebookPost-small.jpg" /></a></p>Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:00:38 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n294-tweetorials-6-max-creation-graph-mcgTweetorials 5: Template SystemMaxStation<p>3ds Max 2016 ships with a fully customizable Template System to speed up scene creation</p> <p><a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-TemplateSystem-FacebookPost.jpg"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-TemplateSystem-FacebookPost-small.jpg" width="640" height="640" /></a></p>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:33:23 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n293---tweetorials-5-template-systemTweetorials 4: iray SectionMaxStation<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Show interior details of your 3ds Max 2016 designs with the new iray Section.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-IraySection-FacebookPost.jpg"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-IraySection-FacebookPost-small.jpg" /></a></p>Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:19:20 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n292-tweetorials-4---iray-sectionTweetorials 3: Physical CameraMaxStation<p><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">3ds Max 2016 just got a new Physical Camera with settings to match your real world pics.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">&nbsp;<a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-PhysicalCamera-FacebookPost.jpg"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-PhysicalCamera-FacebookPost-small.jpg" /></a></span></p>Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:17:43 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n291-tweetorial-3---physical-cameraTweetorials 2: A360 RenderingMaxStation<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Free your computer with 3ds Max 2016 support for A360 Rendering.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;</span><a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-A360Rendering-FacebookPost.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-A360Rendering-FacebookPost-small.jpg" /></a></p>Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:15:26 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n290-tweetorials-2---a360-renderingTweetorials 1: ‪‎Design WorkspaceMaxStation<p>3ds Max 2016‬ introduces a new ‪&lrm;Design Workspace,‬ a task-based workflow to help new users</p> <p><a href="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-DesignWorkspace-FacebookPost.jpg"><img src="/userdata/blogs/maxstation/nicolas/3dsMax2016-DesignWorkspace-FacebookPost-small.jpg" width="640" height="640" /></a></p>Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:11:44 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n289-tweetorials-1-new-design-workspaceInstaller for State Sets - Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 plugin for After Effects 2015MaxStation<p>Download it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/downloads/caas/downloads/content/3ds-max-2016-state-sets-ae-installers.html">3ds Max 2016 State Sets AE Installers</a></p>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:51:24 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n288-installer-for-state-sets-autodesk-3ds-max-2016-plugin-for-after-effects-2015UPDATED: Where is my Stingray menu?MaxStation<p>Once you've installed both 3ds Max 2016 Extension 1 and Stingray there is one more step: you have to manually&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">install&nbsp;StingrayDCCLink2016.msi from the C:\\Program Files\\Autodesk\\Stingray 1.0.31.0\\extras\\ folder. When you next start 3ds Max 2016 the Stingray menu will be availble.</span></p> <p>If you haven't got Stingray you can get the 30 day trial version on <a href="http://www.autodesk.com/products/stingray/overview">the main Stingray page</a>.</p> <p>Info in the online help on Stingray Live Link: <a href="http://help.autodesk.com/view/3DSMAX/2016/ENU/?guid=GUID-6D9052D0-4EB8-4B70-93E0-766EC065CE44">What's new in Stingray Live Link</a>.</p>Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:07:20 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/maxstation/n287-where-is-my-stingray-menu