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Artist Guide to Motion Graphics: Part 3
 
 
Posted: Nov 22, 2012
Published by: the area
Homepage: Visit the page
Software: Autodesk 3ds Max
Category: General
Skill: Intermediate
 
Tutorial Steps
1Using State Sets to create custom render passes
2Separating scene elements using State Sets
3Using Render Elements in 3ds Max
4Additional Links
 

In collaboration with Autodesk, Digital-Tutors is excited to teach you about some of the powerful new tools found in 3ds Max, and explaining how these tools can be incorporated into a motion graphics project. We will start by looking at storyboards and animatics of the final project. From there, we will learn how to set up lights and materials for our scene inside of 3ds Max, we will learn how to use particles to create dynamic effects such as sparks for our project, and we will spend several lessons discussing the new State Set feature, which is a powerful new system for creating and managing your render passes within 3ds Max. We will also learn how this State Set tool allows for the seamless transfer of rendered passes, 3D cameras, lights, and helper objects from 3ds Max directly into After Effects. From here, we will learn how to use helper objects from 3ds Max to quickly create 3D layers in After Effects, we will use 3D nulls to drive 2D effects like lens flares and glows, and we will learn how Maxscripting and expressions can be used to create highly customized procedural animation effects within 3ds Max.

Using State Sets to create custom render passes

In this tutorial we will learn how State Sets can be used to create highly customized render passes within 3ds Max.

Separating scene elements using State Sets

In this tutorial we will utilize State Sets to help separate scene elements for compositing purposes.

Using Render Elements in 3ds Max

In this tutorial we will learn how the power of State Sets can be combined with Render Elements in 3ds Max.

Additional Links

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Posted by sakthi606 on Apr 18, 2013 at 01:22 AM
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Posted by archimage3d on Apr 01, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Are the scene files available anywhere?
Posted by the area on Feb 04, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Sorry for the delay, everyone. You can find the last parts of the tutorial series here:
area.autodesk.com/tutorials/artist_guide_to_motion_graphics_part_4
area.autodesk.com/tutorials/artist_guide_to_motion_graphics_part_5
Posted by ssjfx on Jan 28, 2013 at 09:49 AM
maybe they think its posted?
Posted by snwbrdr_nl on Jan 19, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Hi, I just wanted to say that this is one of the best tutorials I have done, but..

I started this when the first part came out, it's been almost half a year and the last part is still yet to come..
You're pushing the limits of my patience here...

Nonetheless, thanks for an excellent tutorial!