March 2014 update - these now are included in the base install of 3ds Max 2015. I have also posted a video of all of these effects rendered out for reference. At the end of this blog post is a link to download all of these rendered animations. //gD
(now back to the original post...)
For some time now (since the release of 3ds Max 2010), 'Max has shipped with over 100 Particle Flow presets that users can take advantage of for their various project types. These are included with every copy of 3ds Max, however they are not part of a default install. These presets are broken down into four elemental effects for air, earth, fire, water as well as "logo" presets for motion graphics and broadcast designers. Here, we'll take a look at where to find them, how to install them and finally how to access them within 3ds Max.
Visual effects artist and fellow 3ds Max Master, Allan McKay, was contracted to created these Particle Flow presets specifically to ship with 3ds Max. They are a killer starting point for projects, as well as an excellent way for new users to reverse-engineer Particle Flow's event-driven particle system.
You can download my edited versions with categories as a prefix here:
I hope you enjoy the presets and please spread the word!
Untill next time,