Siggraph 2009 Follow up on Theatre Presentations

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Just got back from an amazing Siggraph in New Orleans. We presented 3ds Max in the Autodesk theatre a few times a day and after the presentations, few questions were asked in private. While my memory is still fresh, i recorded follow up videos to explain certain aspects of the demos in a bit more depth. In order to fully appreciate these videos, make sure you look at the Siggraph demos here:

3ds Max Suite presentation at Siggraph 2009 Part 13ds Max Suite presentation at Siggraph 2009 Part 2Pipeline presentation at Siggraph 2009
Replace CAT Bones with Textured Meshes

Take a girl model made by my collegue Daryl Obert and use it to replace the bone's mesh on a CAT rig. See how to make sure that the texture map and the UV's are carried in the CAT Rig template so that it can be reused in any project.

CAT Mesh Bones
FBX Workflow with Quicktime and Motion Builder

Take a deeper look at the setup and export settings when exporting FBX files for Quicktime or for Motion Builder. Then, see how to import an animation from Motion Builder on a CAT rig using the Capture Animation tool. In this video, i use assets from Noah, a film by Visual Distractions. You can see the trailer and more details about the movie here:

Noah from Visual Distractions
FBX Workflow
Modeling Tools from Graphite

See where to find modeling the tools used in the Siggraph presentation. Also see more of the options available on those tools.

Viewport Depth of Field

Learn how to enable real time depth of field in the 3ds Max viewport. This feature us not officially supported by Autodesk but you can enable it at your own risks.

Viewport Depth of Field

more videos on 3ds max techniques on my video blog:

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| 10 years ago
where can we download the CAT tools?
| 10 years ago
@llid: I think its only available for free to Autodesk subscription customers.
| 10 years ago
Thanks Louis for the videos. You are always a Highlight when it comes to explaining features. You always care about the needs of the user. That is really great!
| 10 years ago
thank you,i have learned somethig that even didn't know that exist in 3ds max
| 10 years ago
| 10 years ago
merci boque!
| 10 years ago
tuts r great but given siggraph links do not work autodesk should check on it also many earlier video tutorials do not play n links given thr do not work Plz. check Mr. Louis u rock !!!
| 9 years ago
Thanks a ton Louis. Really GR8 STUFF ! ! ! ! ( I am hungry for more )
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