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Tuesday 23 September 2014 - 12:19

 

Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v2.0 are:
- Adds support for Max 9 SP1 with AVG extension
- You can now define the axis using edge selection
- Adds an option to keep the object rotation
- Adds an option to place the Pivot point
- Adds an option to change the appearance of the Helpers
- Adds 'Save Settings for Viewing' options
- Adds a Help file
- Adds a MacroScript
- Adds an installer
- Adds support for matrices with negative determinant sign
- Plane helpers now align to each other when both are set
- Improved several aspects of the GUI and interactivity
- Fixes a critical bug where hiding or deleting the object could crash Max on undo
- Fixes black wireframe on helpers
- Fixes a bug where setting both axes together a second time lead to wrong results
- Fixes several minor bugs
- 'Center Object in World' no longer moves the object until you click Apply

XFormer is available for Max 9 to 2015 and costs $14.99. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Modelling

Changes for v1.62 are:
- Adds new property 'Increment Type' can increment the height of wall elements or block mode blocks
- Adds new property 'Increment Amount' to determine how much higher one block is than the last
- Adds new Top/Bottom height/width parameters for the top/bottom UV calculations
- Adds new utilities to generate new splines from sections of a CorVex object
- Fixes a bug in the Pick Material functions added in 1.6
- Fixes a bug in mapping coordinates if Match Height is true and the current height is 0
- Fixes a bug with some Wall CorVex objects getting incorrect division angles between elements

CorVex is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $10.


Plugin Update: Texturing

Changes for v1.3.0 are:
- Fixes a bug where the Tile Set Designer used thereflection images for displacement
- The Mighty Library can now use network shares for the content
- The installer no longer installs the content directly

Mighty Tiles Pro is available for Max 2012 to 2015 and costs €238.80 per year. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Animation

Changes for v1.7 are:
- Adds 'Bake sequence into single camera' feature
- Improved performance in scenes with a lot of objects
- Various small fixes and improvements

ProSequencer is available for Max 2012 to 2015 and costs €10. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Modelling

Changes for v3.32 are:
- Adds multiple options in the Settings window
- Adds 'Make Planar' buttons to Mini UI and Interface 1
- Adds to IncrementSelect nudge UV selection when in UnwrapUVW modifier
- quickTopo now works with just highpoly picked, lowpoly obj must still be picked for Realtime WRAP
- Various tweaks and improvements

RappaTools is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $34.99.


New Plugin: Texturing

Materializer (materials equalizer) is a fast way to create materials by mixing different templates. It works like equalizer but for materials. For example: to make glossy wood press the 'Wood' button and then add a little bit of plastic. Every time you hit 'Set', the selected material will be updated without removing any of the maps.

Currently only V-Ray is supported.

Materializer is available for Max 2009 to 2015 and costs $19.


Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for v1.4.1 are:
- Adds support for Max 2015


Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for v1.31 are:
- Optimized the plugin for overall FPS improvements while animating
- Fixes a crash when using Direct Connect and crease values


Plugin Update: Modelling

Changes for v1.61 are:
- Fixes a bug in the Pick Material functions
- Adds buttons to MatID rollout to get materials from objects in the scene
- Fixes up the UI logic to disable/enable MatID checkboxes, buttons and spinners

CorVex is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs $10.


Plugin Update: Animation

Changes for v1.7 are:
- Adds support for Max 2015

Hercules is available for Max 6 to 2015 and normally costs $599. For a limited time you can purchase a license for $499. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Animation

Changes for v1.8 are:
- Adds support for Max 2015

Cluster-O-Matic is available for Max 6 to 2015 and normally costs $149. For a limited time you can purchase a license for $99. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Texturing

Changes for v3.0.1 are:
- Fixes thumbnail viewer memory leak
- Adds new materials (154): Mosaic, Parquet and Carpaint

V-Ray Material Presets Pro is available for Max 2013 to 2015 and costs €140.


Plugin Update: Texturing

Changes for v1.2.0 are:
- Adds a new Multi Tile Cropping Editor
- Tile Set Designer: you can now add empty tiles
- Tile Set Designer: adds drag & drop from the explorer or the Library into individual image channels
- You can now remove images from individual channels with the right-click context menu
- Double clicking an image channel now brings up a selection dialog to replace an image
- The Max archive function now saves all images used in a Mighty Tiles Pro shader
- 'Hightlight Assets in ATS Dialog' in the material context menu now highlights the Mighty Tiles assets
- Adds a notification when opening a file with a missing image from a Mighty Tiles Pro shader
- A Mighty Tiles Pro shader now reloads the images instantly when changed in the asset manager
- Custom patterns can now be stored in the Mighty Library
- Adds 53 new patterns to the library
- Fixes a bug when editing tag types in the library

Mighty Tiles Pro is available for Max 2012 to 2015 and costs €238.80 per year. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for Build 1879 are:
- Adds Infinity Shader, a realtime viewport shader with custom shadow mapping
- Bug-fixes


Plugin Update: Controllers

Changes for v1.1.5 are:
- Fixes a bug related to opening the Link Info tab of the Hierarchy panel


Plugin Update: Renderers

Changes for v2.06a are:
- Adds proxy support
- Fixes high GPU memory consumption
- Fixes the Mix material viewport representation
- Fixes the first animation frame being incorrect

OctaneRender is available for Max 2010 to 2015 and costs €459. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Connections

Changes for Build 12501193 are:
- Fixes camera backdrop in photometric mode
- Haze / fog colors are no longer inverted when switching to the photometric atmosphere model
- Fixes black pixels in renders when highlight size is misconfigured in materials properties
- Fixes potential artefacts on Plant Factory geometry
- Improved MDD files import
- Fixes a potential crash in the Python console
- Fixes potential crashes when editing label fields in MacOS
- Improved display of warning messages
- Fixes the link to the Wiki documentation when called from the Filter editor

Vue 2014.6 xStream is available for Max 2009 to 2015 and costs $1695. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Modifiers

Changes for v1.3 are:
- Smooth Crease UVs and UV Connect have been optimized for much faster results
- Smooth Crease UVs are no longer calculated when using Smooth (Always Sharp)
- Fixes an issue where Smooth Crease UVs and UV Connect didn't work together
- Fixes a crash with CUDA and Direct Compute modes when using UV Connect
- CUDA and Direct Compute now use Smooth Crease UVs properly for Alpha, Color and Illumination channels
- Fixes a crash when using multiple OpenSubdiv-MPS's
- Fixes a crash when using Undo and Redo


Plugin News: OmniTiles sneak peak...

VIZPARK have posted some information on their upcoming plugin OmniTiles (the plugin formerly known as UltraMap), which will soon be entering beta testing.

OmniTiles lifts the restriction on patterns being chains of square tiles. With the pattern editor, you can create any shape and virtually unlimited patterns for use in Max or game engines. You can modify existing patterns or create entirely new ones. Each shape / tile can have it's own map assigned, for example randomized bitmaps within each repeated tile, or procedural maps for more freedom.

Applications for beta testers are already being accepted, so if you are interested then head over to this page to apply.


Plugin Update: Animation

Changes for v3.1 are:
- Fixes UI crackers params not being disabled for disabled crackers
- Fixes a Max crash when resetting the scene
- Fixes a Max crash when using Undo after shattering
- Fixes the floating license not loading with proxy option
- Fixes large clusters bouncing incorrectly in dynamics

Pull Down It Pro is available for Max 2012 to 2015 and costs €395. A demo version is available here.