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Wednesday 16 April 2014 - 20:57

 


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v2.2.9.0 are:
- Adds support for Max 2015
- Fixes Zookeeper window issues when docking in extended viewport
- CUI docking is now disabled while Zookeeper is docked as an extended view

Zookeeper is available for Max 2009 to 2015 and costs $249. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Modifiers

Changes for v3.0.1 are:
- Upgrade to APEX 1.3.1, SDK 3.3.1
- Adds SDK 2.x back for mCloth and mParticles
- Fixes a crash when exiting Max with a biped Ragdoll scene
- Fixes Clothing simulating incorrectly at the first frame when system scale is not 1
- Fixes a bug with APEX Debug Visualizer parameters
- Fixes a bug that when LOD1 is default LOD, you cannot add another new LOD
- Fixes the Physical Mesh rollout being too small when it is Custom type
- Fixes a few bugs with the Physical Mesh rollout of the Clothing modifier
- Fixes a crash when loading .Rag files
- Fixes an SDK warning message about missing a virtual function on unicode builds
- Fixes Clothing Velocity control via Script
- Improved the simulation of dynamic ragdolls
- Make a switch to SDK 3 if creating APEX objects
- Adds support for SkinMapActual in APEX Clothing visualizer
- Improved sub-material handling
- Make Destruction exports Tangent and Binormal with UE3 and APEX 1.3
- Stops extra scale (in PhysX Panel dialog) from being zero
- Improved debug render scale handling


Plugin Update: Objects

This is an updated version of the XIdMary plugin below, the camera itself is the same but the compositor has been pretty much re-written. Changes are:
- Renamed output types to common stereo community names
- Adds all possible anaglyph lens colours
- Adds anaglyph full colour type
- Adds anaglyph half colour type
- Added 'Dubois' red/cyan anaglyph type
- Fixes anaglyph alpha output
- Adds linear interpolation to compressed over/under and side-by-side outputs
- Removed over/under gap parameters


Plugin Updates: MAXPlugins.de recompiles - the third batch

Here are most of the HABWare plugins recompiled for Max 2015. The Spider plugin isn't done yet, it doesn't work properly in Nitrous. As soon as I've got it fixed I'll post it.

- 3:2 Pulldown v9.0
- Billboard v9.1
- Carrera v9.1
- Exclude v9.0
- HMesher v9.1
- HSpline v9.1
- IBitmap v9.0
- Interlace v9.0
- Moebius v9.0
- Patchwork v9.0
- Particle Texture v9.0
- Roller v9.1
- SGI Logo v9.0
- SnapShot v9.0
- Sticks v9.0
- ToyTrain v9.0
- Water2 v9.0
- Panorama v9.1
- XIdMary v9.0


Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for v2.0 are:
- Adds support for Max 2015
- Adds an option to disable logs on export


New Plugin: Modelling

Laubwerk Plants are your easy way to use high quality, botanically approved plants with multiple variations, ages and seasons in your 3D application. Visual plant library browsing, a wide range of Level of Detail Options and much more comes through the bundled Laubwerk Player, a piece of software that brings the plant dataset to life.

Plants Kit 4 includes the following Mediterranean and subtropical trees: Silver Wattle, Persion Silk Tree, Japanese Camellia, Orange, Mediterranean Cypress, New Zealand Pohutukawa, Canary Island Date Palm, Stone Pine and Pomegranate.

The Laubwerk Player provides quick visual access to the plant library on your computer, automatic generation of default materials, dynamic control for level of detail. You get multiple viewport drawing options (like a simple hull shape or a skeleton) for quick and feedback and low memory footprint while editing the scene and generates the fully detailed model dynamically at render time.

Laubwerk Plants Kit 4 is available for Max 2010 to 2014 and costs €149. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Renderers

Changes for v4.7.3200 are:
- ActiveShade refresh optimizations
- Adds support for objects with the same name
- Adds a bump multiplier to the FurryBall material
- Fixes the material editor preview
- Fixes some lights bugs
- Fixes FurryBall material specular
- Fixes render passes

FurryBall is available for Max 2013 to 2014 and normally costs €959. Until April 22nd you can get a license in the Easter sale for 50% of the regular price, making it €480. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v2.2.10437.0 include:
- Fixes Autogen out of memory crashes
- Adds the v2.1 panels 'hotfix' that fixed changes to the ContentErrorLogging system
- Adds new cloud shadows feature
- Adds several new shadow system optimizations
- Adds a sample of Oculus Rift integration to the Prepar3D Development Kit API
- Adds native radar support for Prepar3D developers
- The legacy Flight Recorder system has been redesigned and refactored
- Adds a new FlightInstructor mode for SimDirector
- Various SimDirector enhancements
- Fixes a number of community and developer issues


New Plugin: Objects

This plugin allows you to create stereoscopic camera rigs and offers Left Eye, Right Eye, Center, or Anaglyph views in the Nitrous viewport. It also has in-scene 3D volumes to help with the adjustment of valid stereo zones, a Passive Stereo viewing mode, and an active stereo mode for users with a recent AMD FirePro graphics card and a supported HD3D Active Stereo monitor or equivalent.


Plugin Updates: MAXPlugins.de recompiles - the second batch

Here is the next batch of plugins that I have recompiled for Max 2015. If anything doesn't work as expected, let me know and I'll see if I can fix it.

Andrew Reid
- EdgeMap v1.01
- ZDeSat v1.01
- ZTint v1.04

J. Antonio Amblés
- LightMesh v0.9

Daniel Santana
- AdvanceNoise Material v1.2.9

John Burnett
- BindPoints v4.11.2014
- ForceViewer v2.28.2014
- InfoTexture v2.28.2014
- NullHelper v2.28.2014
- UVW to RGB v2.28.2014
- Warp Texture v2.28.2014

Jonathan Garcia
- Delete Visibility Track v1.0
- Endian v1.0
- Get Bitmap Info v1.0

Lesha VH
- Color Picker v2.01

Pop N Fresh
- MD3 Exporter v1.0

Martin Enthed / Creative Tools AB
- Ego v1.14

Mike Biddlecombe
- HiddenDOSCommand v1.0

Sisyphus Software
- Grass-O-Matic v1.2
- Proteus v1.1
- Special Purpose Particles v1.4

Andrei Zmievski
- Area v1.0

Kees Rijnen
- Delete Protection v1.0

Martin Ridgers
- 3 Point Rectangle v1.0

Last Pixel Pty Ltd.
- Autogamma v1.0
(This needs the ColorCorrect plugin from Cuneyt Ozdas to work, so until he recompiles that this plugin is useless)

Mark Williams
- Color Replace v1.11
- Disperse/Refract v1.01
- Graph v0.91
- Mosaic v1.01
- Pen v1.11
- Scratch v1.21

Jerry Ylilammi
- BerconMaps v3.03

Jerry Ylilammi / George Rolfe
- BerconMaps v3.04

David Baker
- SolidColor2 v1.2
- ctrl_Colors for Max v1.1
- CoolPicker v2.3.3
- Motion2 v1.0
- mr Geometry Shader Object v1.01
- RGB Matte v1.0
- Lighten v1.0

The next lot will be coming soon, and will be all of the HABWare plugins.


Plugin Updates: BlurBeta plugins for Max 2015

I've recompiled the BlurBeta plugins for Max 2015 and zipped them all up together so that you can download them here.

Over the next few days I'll be adding Habware's plugins, Peter Watje's plugins, the Sisyphus plugins and much more.


Plugin Update: Import / Export

Changes for v2015.0 are:
- Adds support for Max 2015
- Adds support for Maya 2015
- Adds support for Softimage 2015
- Bug-fixes


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v4.0.4.0 are:
- Adds support for Max 2015

RPC is available for Max 6 to 2015 and costs $249. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Updates: Last Jedi Outpost recompiles

Pavel Kuznetsov has recompiled all of his plugins (commercial and freeware) for Max 2015. You can find all of the details here.


Site News: Max 2015 database goes online

Seeing as Max 2015 has been officially released today, I've uploaded the 2015 page and database. I've got a load of stuff to add to it, so I'll be doing that over the course of the week.

Dave


Plugin Update: Modelling

Changes for v2.0 are:
- Adds support for Biped, CAT and custom rigs

LH | Auto-skin is available for Max 2011 to 2014 and costs €32.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v1.0.6.0 are:
- Reworked ray-mesh intersections to return the closest point, not just the first encountered
- Fixes a crash with LabPolylineModifier
- Fixes a hang issue when accessing Lab graph from MAXScript
- Various internal changes

Lab for 3ds Max is available for Max 2009 to 2014 and costs $250.


Plugin Update: Materials

Changes for v3.04 are:
- BerconGradient: adds ForestPro support to Random mode
- BerconTile: changes the way bump is calculated to match what you'd expect
- BerconTile: adds a Bump rollout with edge strength, tile strength and bump soften


Plugin Update: Animation

Changes for v1.3 are:
- Fixes a MAXScript error on reset while dialog is closed
- Fixes a potential crash when deleting both object and handles at the same time
- Adds a trackview button that opens a relevant trackview for selected objects and/or handles
- The link to the update page now goes to a proper update page instead of the demo download

ProTrajectoryHandles is available for Max 2013 to 2014 and costs €7.50. A demo version is available here.