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  1. Urgent Help needed I have panoramic photos from the clients, client used the drone. I have ready master plan. Now I need to match the camera in it with whole masterplan to be fit in the same panoramic photo. Client wants to show the land as Before and After. Is there any tutorial anyone can recommend please ? I tried to find relevant tutorial but it shows other videos not particularly the one I am looking for.
  2. In this video, we want to learn how to add shake and movement to the camera without any plugin and the best settings for exporting flicker-free animation within corona renderer in 3ds max. Website: https://thereflectedone.com/ YouTube (tutorials): https://www.youtube.com/c/TheReflectedOne Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thereflectedone/ Behance: https://www.behance.net/TheReflectedOne
  3. Nevermind. Answered my own question. It's now included in the Viewport Control pulldown in the top left pulldown menu in each viewport: [+] Extended Viewports> Grid> Front, Back, Top, etc.. First of all, my apologies if this topic is buried somewhere in the vast message data on this Forum, but... I recently updated from 3ds Max 2016 to 2021. In 3ds Max 2016 I could set the active view to "Grid" (not "Home Grid", but to a Helper Object Grid). Amazingly, since Hotkeys were switched to a separate customization interface, this option/command doesn't seem to be available anymore. Can anyone please provide the correct information or workaround? Thx.
  4. Hi Guys. I am currently an architectural retoucher. however I have decided to train up on Arch Viz and so started the process of learning 3ds Max, Vray etc. I have just come to the realisation the 3DS Max just does not run properly on Mac. Bootcamp or Parallels. The recommended Nitrous driver crashes and the legacy driver doesn't work so well with menu options sticking and random things not working. So after 15 years of owning and being solely MAC literate I have to buy a PC. Thing is...... I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. I need some help. What spec machine do I need to go for running 3ds Max 2017. What would you guys get? What do you guys use? I need to keep costs to a minimum without scrimping on what is needed. Primarily this machine will be used for training on 3ds studio Max Vray and will need to run photoshop lightning fast? Any advice you guys could give me would be very appreciated. Im of to cry into my iPhone now. Nick
  5. New Physical Material with 35 Presets, an Upgraded Sky Model and Average Performance Boosts of 15% Now Available for Artists and Designers PRAGUE, Czech Republic – July 21, 2021 – Today, Chaos Czech releases Corona Renderer 7 for 3ds Max, an update designed to enhance the realism of 3D scenes and boost render speeds across the board. From photoreal fabrics to expansive sky effects, Corona Renderer 7 makes it easier for artists to stand out. With 35 new presets for glass, metal and fabric, the new Physical Material makes it simple to set up hyper-realistic scenes in minutes. Though intuitive for beginners, the Physical Material also comes with multiple features for deeper control, including Sheen parameters for creating photoreal fabrics like velvet, and Clearcoat, which allows users to add lacquer to objects like cars without making them look plastic. To maintain compatibility with preexisting scenes, the previous Corona Material will still be available as a legacy option. In Corona Renderer 7, the Sky Model sees its biggest expansion yet. Artists can now accurately depict a digital sun and weather from any cliff or skyscraper using the new Altitude Parameter, which leverages real-world data to calculate what the sky will look like from any height. Meanwhile, the new Volume Effect improves the look of large-scale scenes by blending distant objects like mountains more naturally with the atmosphere. This effect is not only easier to control than a Global Volume material, it renders faster too. Faster rendering isn’t just limited to the Volume Effect. Corona Renderer 7 users will also enjoy faster render times, which can be as fast as 50% on scenes heavily using newly optimized features like better transparency processing and faster denoising. This boost even extends to data/scene opening, as files will now open quicker due to the background loading of Corona Bitmaps and Proxies. Other New Features Include: Glass Material Improvements – Create frosted glass that renders quickly with refractions on thin glass in the Physical Material. Industry-Standard Defaults – Automatically apply Roughness and IOR as material defaults for greater compatibility with industry standards, or switch to Glossiness and Specular when desired. More Control Over Metals – Control metals materials more intuitively using the default Edge Color parameter, or use Complex IOR for physically correct scenes. To try Corona Renderer 7 for 3ds Max now, please visit the Chaos Czech website. Pricing/Availability Corona Renderer 7 is available now for 3ds Max 2014-2022 (64-bit). Pricing is subscription-based, with monthly rates set at $28.50 and yearly rates at $330. A free 45-day commercial trial is also available at: https://corona-renderer.com/download. About Chaos Czech Chaos Czech is the creator of Corona Renderer, a high-performance photorealistic rendering engine. Chaos Czech is a leader in architectural visualization software, where it offers a simple, yet powerful approach for professional artists. Chaos Czech continues to bring this approach to its development of new tools and technologies for architectural visualization, VFX and broadcast. Chaos Czech, a Chaos company, is headquartered in Prague. About Chaos Chaos is a world leader in computer graphics technology, empowering artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Chaos develops 3D rendering and simulation software that is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. In 2017, the firm’s physically based renderer, V-Ray, was honored with an Academy Award for its role in the widespread adoption of ray-traced rendering for motion pictures. Today, the company’s advancements in ray tracing, cloud rendering, and real-time visualization are shaping the future of design communication and storytelling. Founded in 1997, Chaos is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Prague, Seoul, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. For more information visit chaosgroup.com.
  6. Hi folks I am looking for a best solution to add huge traffic(May be 8000 vehicles) in a big masterplan. My primary software is 3ds max 2020(Vray Next), what plugin or any other thing I can use to animate this huge traffic ? and If I want to animated trees in the scene as well. I need to prepare a flythrough camera of 20 second to show the whole masterplan having canal running through and lots of roads across. Please suggest best solution for these 2 things (Animated trees and vehicles) Best regards
  7. Hi all, I've been contacted by a previous employer to do some renders for a project I was working on before I left over a year ago. The project consists of multiple pieces of furniture saved as their own solidworks part files, placed into an interior scene (assembly file). I originally imported the whole assembly into keyshot and made do with my computer chugging along struggling to cope with the tens of furniture items in the scene. I also didn't enjoy using keyshot for interior rendering which resulted in blotchy walls and uneven lighting. I would like to tackle the project this time using 3DS Max and V ray, possibly using V ray proxies to make life a little easier on my computer. Another issue is the models all have textures straight out of solidworks which aren't realistic, so i would like to re-texture each item with vray materials, and finally if i can do all of this, whilst keeping the layout of the furniture consistent to what is found in the original solidworks assembly that would be great. Having not used 3DS Max since I was in college many moons ago, I'm a little anxious but i would hugely appreciate any advice anyone can offer me on how to tackle this task. Literally any workflow tips would be fantastic. Thanks in advance David
  8. Mask Support Now Available in V-Ray Frame Buffer, Opening Up Pixel-Perfect Refinements Without Re-Rendering LOS ANGELES, Calif. – February 23, 2021 – Today, Chaos (formerly Chaos Group) released V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, Update 1, expanding the feature set to include support for masking, new Progressive Caustics, improved translucent materials and more. Artists and designers can now do more from a single render, extending the most comprehensive visualization toolset on the market. Better Compositing With added support for masks in the V-Ray Frame Buffer, users can now fine-tune their rendered images with pixel-perfect selections. All of V-Ray’s masking render elements including Cryptomatte, MultiMatte, Wirecolor and Object/Material/Render IDs are supported, helping artists quickly finalize an image without moving to another app. Additive Dome Lights can now be rendered at the same time to help simulate multiple lighting scenarios. Direct support in Light Mix makes it easier than ever to fine-tune the results. Free Content, Improved Materials Chaos Cosmos, a new, render-ready 3D content collection, is now included within V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max. Perfect for interior and exterior architectural visualizations, the library includes hundreds of free high-quality 3D models and HDRI skies that can be easily inserted into any scene using V-Ray or cosmos.chaos.com. New translucency methods have been added to the V-Ray Material. With built-in SSS and volumetric modes, it is easier than ever for artists to create realistic translucent materials such as plastic, wax and skin. A new material override option has been added as well, helping artists preserve a scene’s original opacity, bump, refraction and self-illumination for more creative control. Convenience also extends to the Autodesk Physical Material, which is now auto-translated to V-Ray materials without the need for additional conversions. Other Top Features Include: ● Progressive Caustics – Render reflected lighting from surfaces like glass and water are now far easier to achieve. ● Faster Global Illumination on V-Ray GPU – The V-Ray Light Cache now processes on the GPU, making it much faster to get to the first pixel. ● V-Ray Camera Lister – Easily edit all of the cameras in the scene from one interface. ● Batch Camera Rendering – Users can now export all of the cameras in their scene, making it easier for Chaos Cloud users to render any camera angle they need from a single export. ● Enhanced tyFlow Rendering – tyFlow simulations can now be rendered with V-Ray GPU and Chaos Cloud. ● Intel Open Image Denoising – Excellent for interactive rendering, Intel Open Image Denoise cleans up noise fast, on any machine. ● Viewport Upgrades – V-Ray Materials will now appear even more realistic in the 3ds Max viewport, giving important context to artists as they edit their scenes. For a full feature tour, please visit the product page. Pricing and Availability V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, Update 1 is free and available now for anyone with a V-Ray 5 license. Perpetual licenses are priced at $790, with upgrades available for $395. Term licensing is available at $350 (annually) and $60 (monthly). V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max is also included in V-Ray Collection, an annual plan that gives users full access to 15 Chaos products and services for $699/year. About Chaos Chaos is a world leader in computer graphics technology, empowering artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Chaos develops 3D rendering and simulation software that is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. In 2017, the firm’s physically based renderer, V-Ray, was honored with an Academy Award for its role in the widespread adoption of ray-traced rendering for motion pictures. Today, the company’s advancements in ray tracing, cloud rendering, and real-time visualization are shaping the future of design communication and storytelling. Founded in 1997, Chaos is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Prague, Seoul, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. For more information visit chaosgroup.com.
  9. Hi All. I have been doing some renders of this car I've been modeling, and I'm working on some detail shots of the wheels, but I'm getting really bad noise in the glossy reflections of the rims. Here are some examples http://i.imgur.com/5Th5vAo.png Here is a render http://i.imgur.com/H997NZx.png here is the rawreflection pass. This is the only pass that has the noise, so I know it's a reflection problem. http://i.imgur.com/45dLZZ0.jpg Here is the sample rate I also did a test of more generic objects to see what's going on: http://i.imgur.com/BqGFrEi.jpg some shapes, no noise. http://i.imgur.com/1sP90Ns.jpg reflection pass http://i.imgur.com/GORJA5U.jpg samplerate As you can see, the generic objects are fine, but the rims get a lot of noise, and in very specific areas, and for some reason those areas are not getting enough rays. My only thought could be that those areas might be ones where secondary rays are doing a lot of bounces back and forth between the object itself. The settings for the render of the tire was using universal settings and took about 48 hours. I cranked the subdivs of the material up to 512 and that didn't make much difference. I did a lot of research on mental ray and the Adaptive DMC sampler, so I know how that works, so I thought I'd try the other approach and lower the image sampler from max 128 to max 8, 16, 32, and 64, while upping the glossy subdivs to 64,128, 256, and 512. I also tried upping the lights to 64, 128, and 512. In most of these cases the results were even worse than the universal settings, but they at least were much faster. I even tried setting the max depth of the glossy material to 1 and as high as 512. No matter what I try I am consistently getting noise in those areas and cannot fix it. After doing that test it seems like it must be something to do with the complexity of the object, but I cannot figure out how to solve this problem. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Hello Everyone ??? Check out this new tutorial taking users through the amazing process of using a 3ds Max script called SubSpline, by SplineDynamics. SubSpline script works mainly with splines, and allows users to create an array of different selections, material IDs and ID Patterns with great ease. Users have unique spline functionalities such as to, Set ID Patterns, Copy/Paste ID numbers, Select ID Range, Randomize IDs, Reverse IDs, Randomize IDs and much more. Watch the Video and Download Script: https://jamiecardoso-mentalray.blogspot.com/2020/10/subspline-script-with-3ds-max.html I really hope you find the tutorial useful, like, comment and share it. Ta Jamie
  11. I would like to create a polygon from vertices in 3ds Max. When I try to create the polygon it says illegal new face. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  12. Hello Everyone. I know there it will be a very simple solution to this but since I'm new to 3ds max, I don't know what would be the answer so I came up here to ask you folks. I have a surface (attached herewith from Google Drive) that I import from AutoCAD and I know it's not having proper connected faces or whatever but I know I "weld" all the vertices in Spline mod and then convert it to Editable Poly but it end up with blank areas and I cannot fill these with polygon face. I need a quick tip to this that how I can connect or create a line between these two vertices to be able to fill them up. Most importantly, I don't want to give it any height or Extrude any of the "Gray color" surfaces shown in the picture. Any help will be appreciated. Link to the Screenshot (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxiSj0VsuKZMMkJvanAwbEJRNFE)
  13. Hi, The parameters of my vray material are not fully visible inside material editor. I cant seem to increase the window horizontally to access all options either. If anyone has a fix for this it would be amazing! Image attached. If anymore info would be useful please let me know! 3dsMax 2018 Thanks Andy
  14. Hello Everyone ??? I hope you are Well and staying Safe! Check out this New in-depth step-by-step Video Tutorial on how to work in 3ds max with Live linked models from Revit, Sketchup, Archicad , Rhino or Autocad using an amazing plug-in called Mirza Link Manager Download Files & Watch: https://jamiecardoso-mentalray.blogspot.com/2020/04/mirza-link-manager-with-3ds-max.html Mirza Link Manager allows Models coming from your CAD/BIM program to be imported, cleaned and reorganized to result in one mesh per material. All materials, modifiers and latest changes on properties applied in 3ds Max remain intact while the Live linked file/mesh is updated externally and in sync with 3ds max recent changes when re-imported . Forest Pack object's distribution surfaces are also updated to the new corresponding meshes. I really hope you find this content useful, like and share it . Ta J
  15. Hello, I published my experiences in migrating from 3ds Max to Cinema 4D and Corona Renderer in professional archviz, on my blog. The time I started using C4D there weren't many infos on the subject – I was relying on forum posts and social media to find out what it likes to convert. I thought my experiences may be worth sharing here, I hope someone might find it useful! Read part one here, if you're interested: http://bit.ly/2nQOFIp
  16. Hello Everyone ??? I hope you're Well and Safe! Check out this new in-depth step-by-step tutorial taking users through the amazing process of using the TurboSplines plug-in with 3ds Max, to create exquisite animations and furniture, in minutes. Watch & Download: https://jamiecardoso-mentalray.blogspot.com/2020/03/turbosplines-with-3ds-max-vray.html I really hope you find the tutorial useful, like and share it. P.S: Take care and stay safe!!! Ta Jamie
  17. Hello CGarchitect Forum, I was trying 3Ds Max because of Vray Next ive been using C4D for Years and the Interface in 3Ds Max is so Old and so intuitive and the Material Editor is very bad too, So i would love to hear why so many people use 3Ds Max?? Even Maya have a 10 time easier Interface.
  18. hello dear all! I don't really know if it 3ds max issue, but still i leave it here. Sooo... i have my pink moment. i had bought a brand new computer and decided to make a Cabin in a forest to train my skills in Substance Painter- i saw their beautiful Atlases and Biomass materials. But i have been facing problems. Yep, newbie questions with textile density and size of terrain and so on. Every tutorial tend to use Unreal with his terrain tools. i have a terrain. i want paint "road", add some pebbels, grass, leaves. (see pic.) What modern super-technological pipeline do you use for making a terrain for render in 3ds max? my thoughts: split terrain into many UVs/udim and textuting in Painter? Use scatter for 3ds max on a not so good texture? Use mask with two material in Designer (noooooooo) and go to Bercon tile in max. Add mesh road with texture and hide a border with pebbels and greens? Use WorldMashine? Just simple old Photosop will do it?))))) Maybe, there is some tutorial i haven't seen jet? I have seen so many tutorials. my head is spinning now. kill me
  19. Hello dear all. this is my 2nd attempt to post it, didn't find my old... How is contemporary pipeline for doing terrain for render in 3ds max (v-ray) i have bought a new cool computer and started my project of Tiny Cabin on a lake. I try to use Substance painter and i have faced newbie problems with textel density and so on... there are so many beautiful Substance Atlases and Biomass Materials! i have been seen so many tutorials, but they are mostly for UE. I have a terrain and want to paint road, wich gradually changes to green, add pebbels, leafs. what i need to do? -make road in mesh. split into UDMS and paint road and green. then make a mask material in Substance Designer and making some variations wit Bercon tiles for a terrain (nooooooooo it is hard) Connect textured Road and terrain with Bercon together in Max. Hide the seam with Multiscatter/fotrestPack greens and pebbels? Maby, i need to add some additional program? Help me please with advise, before i started to do some stupid thinks. maybe tutorial?
  20. Hi every one, I have a new you tube channel about 3ds max tips & Tricks parametric modeleing e3tc.
  21. Hi Everyone ??? Check out this step-by-step tutorial on how to create and publish animated rendered frames of products, using 3ds Max, V-Ray and Webrotate360: https://jamiecardoso-mentalray.blogspot.com/2020/02/webrotate360-with-3ds-max-v-ray.html Users will learn how to: 2:02 Set up the 3ds max scene 3:00 Load up the V-Ray rendering engine and set up the scene for draft renders 7:31 Create and setup a V-Ray Dome Light 8:40 Add the V-Ray Environment Exposure Control 8:55 Apply and edit the V-Ray HDRI Light 11:17 Create and Edit a Camera Animation 17:39 Create and edit a V-Ray Material 20:19 Add and Edit HDRI to the Environment 21:10 Add and edit a 3ds max LUT file in the Frame Buffer 22:37 Create and Edit a Stainless Steel Material 25:04 Set up V-Ray for High Resolution Renders 26:05 Create an Animatic Preview 26:41 Fixing Gamma Issues 27:25 Use LUT Explorer script to save the render with the LUT applied 29:36 Use Garagefarm to Render the frames 35:50 Create Photoshop actions to aquatically apply LUT files and reduce image sizes 39:20 Upload and launch your files using Webrotate360 and SpotEditor I really hope you find it useful, like and share it! Ta Jamie
  22. Check out my new tutorial taking users through some of the New Project Manager features such as, the ability to select multiple Folders, Copy, Cut, Hide and Delete from Hard Drive. http://jamiecardoso-mentalray.blogspot.com/2020/01/3ds-max-with-project-manager-plug-in.html Users will also learn to Create & Align proxies intuitively/efficiently based on your rendering Engine; Create & Reorganize Virtual file systems efficiently and independently from your hard drive; Create & Edit Materials based on your rendering engine; Search & Relink missing files automatically...and Much more =TimeStamps= 0:43 Open project manager 0:50 Drag & Drop multiple files/folders into Project Manager 1:55 Select multiple folders/files 2:08 Copy multiple Files/Folders 2:15 Create new Catalog & Paste 2:35 Hide Files/Folders and other Options 3:37 Auto-Assign Previews function 5:52 Create a new Material Slot automatically from a Texture 6:55 Create/Merge/Replace IES lights directly/automatically from PM into 3ds Max 8:38 Assign materials by Drag/Drop in the scene 8:52 Create/Merge/Replace models/proxies directly/automatically from PM into 3ds Max 10:33 Search & Relink missing files automatically...and many more features I really hope you find the tutorial useful, like and share it! Ta Jamie
  23. Check out this New Tutorial/Course about the entire step-by-step process of creating a Daylight Living Room scene, using 3ds Max and V-Ray. Download Project Files: http://jamiecardoso-mentalray.blogspot.com/2020/01/vray-3ds-max-interior-rendering.html In addition, users will be introduced to 3DBee asset manager to help create key scene assets, while learning seasoned techniques, and Tips & Tricks throughout the entire process. Finally, the second part of this Tutorial/Course will take users through the fascinating post-production process of transforming a raw render into a polished Final Marketing Image, whilst using Photoshop. To download the full course with Project files, Textures, 3D Scenes, Photoshop files, Videos, Subtitles, and much more, please check the above link : I really hope you find it useful, like and share it. Ta J
  24. Hello, Am Arch viz artist having 4+ years experience in creating 3D rendering for a studio based in India. Some of you may already know this but If not below is the website where you can get any of your texture to seamless. it is online & Free https://www.imgonline.com.ua/make-seamless-texture.php
  25. Season Greetings Everyone ;0) Checkout my New Season Greetings Tutorial with VRay & 3ds Max Download Project Files: I really hope you find it useful, like & share it Ta J
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