How to make a Realistic Towel, Carpet and Grass in 3ds max

3d towel
A fantastic tutorial to make complex fiber texture which can be a good example on how to make a 3D Towel , Carpet or Grass with the same concept.To replicate this is cg, the obvious solution is to use a hair system to produce those fibers. The results will look good, especially close up, but that technique is perhaps overkill, especially if the object is off in the distance. Hair can be expensive to render, and time consuming to set up. So this tutorial explains a method to do objects such as Towels, Carpets or Grass using displacement.

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Free Useful maxscripts for 3ds max to Download

Advance Painter
Advanced Painter is a modular brush-based distribution tool derrived from the Nature Painter script. This tool comes with 7

- Grass: to create grasses; Grass: to create simple grasses
- Hair [new]: used to create simple hair/fur (or as guide hair for Shag:Hair
- Randomizer [new]: a variation of Scatterer used to randomly distribute a selection of objects.
- Stone: to create simple stones and peebles.
- Spaghetti: spaghetties, noodles, wires and other long things maker.
- Scatterer [updated]: a generic but powerful object scattering tool.
- Toothpaste: the fun but not-so-useful toothpaste generator.

HCG asset browser

- Display thumbnails of your models (an image with the same name of the max file needed )
- Example models to show how to arrange your own libraries
- Merge as vrayproxy: convert the model and save .vrmesh
- Merge on references: the model will replace the selected objects, good to replace autocad blocks
- Paint mode over surfaces good to vegetations and other models

Material Converter

Relink Missing files

If you end up in missing links for your 3ds max scene bitmaps and you have to find them manually .. This is one of the best and usefull maxscripts I’ve been using to relink the missing bitmaps simply by selecting your disk drives and it finds it automatically.

VRayMtlConverter v2.5
A simple MAXScript to automate otherwise time-consuming tasks regarding converting some types of materials (currently: Standard, Raytrace, Brazil Advanced and fr-Advanced) to VRay Materials – and also fixes some parameters of materials of previous versions V-Ray (1.09.xx) in view of changes in new versions V-Ray (1.46.xx and 2.0 SP1).

Render different types of masks (luminance, RGB, env.reflection, vector, light). The script don’t affect the scene materials, lights and render settings.

AvizStudio Tools – ATiles
ATiles is scripted 3ds Max plug-in for quick creation of tiles, paving floors, brick walls, roof tiles, fences and other objects of repeatable elements for architectural visualizations.

Render 3D
Simple script for rendering in 3D (Anaglyph / Polarized / Stereo Pair. Supports ColorCode 3-D (Amber/Blue), Red/Cyan, Green/Magenta, Polarized, Stereo Pair, and separate Left / Right

Kitchen Cabinet Creator
Kitchen Cabinet Creator is the ideal program for users who require frequent design of kitchens, furniture and interior design as well for all of those who want with a couple of mouse clicks to fill some empty space and very easy and simple to do some things that otherwise take much longer.

Populate:Terrain is a scripted plugin for Autodesk 3ds max. It assists in creating and optimizing terrain surfaces for architectural visualization applications. Populate:Terrain fixes imported meshed CAD models or directly converts contour lines. The result is a clean quad based poly surface with user definable grid size.

CRC Car Rig Creator
The most easiest Maxscript Car Rigger for 3ds max. CRC is a free script for generating car rigs in few clicks.

- few clicks rig creation
- support uneven surface
- supports body, wheels, steering wheel and breaks animation
- i tried to make it as simple as possible

Copy \ Paste Biped animation
Additional Info:

This script method was inspired by Copy/Paste Obects by Christopher Grant.
It’s not a TRUE copy/paste via the windows clipboard – but it will let you very quickly copy animation bip from one file to


Select the biped objects with animation you want to copy. Run ‘copy bip’. Now run the ‘paste bip’ into either the same file

or you can load another instance of max and ‘paste’ animation bip into another biped.

CityTraffic 2.0 released

CityTraffic is a plug-in for 3ds Max which helps to create car traffic flow on the roads and off-roads.
Special road editor and automatic cars setup substantially accelerates preparation of scenes for the simulation of traffic movement.
Huge variety of configurations for each car, whether it is adjustment of a suspension bracket or style of driving, give the ability to create realistic simulation.
Dynamics calculation makes movements on complicated surfaces more realistic, and the artificial intelligent system helps cars to operate independently.

city traffic 2.0

New features in version 2:

New system of building road networks based on splines

Automatic construction of standard intersections

Advanced Artificial Intelligence for Vehicles

More realistic behavior of traffic flow

Increased speed of simulation calculation

Six wheeled vehicle support

Simplified system for cloning vehicles

Simplified and expanded use of traffic lights function

New objects are "speed limiter" "obstacle," "stop line"

Improved parking

Improved suspension dynamics of vehicles

Relinking missing files Maxscript

Nick Moutafis has released a free maxscript which is a value added asset tracking for relinking missing files. The Relinking missing file scripts even searches you hard drive to find where they are located. Most of the common file formats are supported with the relinking missing files maxscript even warns you if you have a duplicate file found. Download and check it out

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Download V-Ray RT GPU BETA for 3ds max

vray rt gpu
The so expected GPU based rendering tool by Chaos Group is now in public beta. The GPU version of the interactive rendering engine V-Ray RT for 3ds Max allows up to 30 times faster rendering times and real time interaction with the virtual environment within the 3ds Max. After the beta period the V-Ray RT GPU will become part of V-Ray 2.0 to deliver a complete and extremely powerful rendering solution for the demanding requirements of every production pipeline.

The V-Ray RT GPU Beta is open to all current users of V-Ray RT for 3ds Max.
In order to participate in the beta program a separate V-Ray RT GPU license is required.

To keep yourself up-to-date on the GPU loop, check out all the impressive features now available on GPUs and join the beta program:

• Real time interaction within 3dsMax
• Fully integrated within 3dsMax
• Progressive path tracing
• Production ready renders
• Open CL based
• Highly scalable
• Distributed rendering
• Cross-platform rendering
• Real time shading
• Real time lights set-up

How to become a beta tester
Requirements: Be current V-Ray RT for 3ds Max user. If you would like to purchase V-Ray RT license in order to be eligible to beta test V-Ray RT GPU you will automatically receive a special upgrade price to V-Ray 2.0. For more information on V-Ray 2.0 as well as on the upgrade prices and policy please, click here.

Licensing: In order to run V-Ray RT GPU you have to obtain a separate license. Please, read the installation guidelines and follow the procedure carefully.

Installation process:
I. Download and install V-Ray RT GPU beta for 3ds Max. To do that log into our website with the credentials that were provided to you upon your purchase of V-Ray RT Advanced for 3ds Max. Using different credentials will not allow you to download the installation files from the download section of our website.

II. Use the automated system to license your copy of V-Ray RT GPU for 3ds Max.

1. Generate a WBC file
The WIBU Control File (.WBC) is a WIBU specific file that contains information about the number and type of licenses available on a WIBU dongle. It also allows Chaos Group to remotely reprogram a dongle with any number and type of licenses. To generate a WBC file please follow the procedure as follows:
• Make sure the dongle is plugged in and start a license server if it is not already running
• Open a web browser on the same workstation (Internet explorer or Mozilla Firefox for example) and type this into the address bar (this is a regular web site link):
Please type the link exactly as is it and press enter.
• When the "Success" page opens after the operation is done, save the remote context file (context.wbc) by right-clicking on the link and using Save Link As.. / Save Target As…;As…;

2. Log-in to our web site with the credentials that were provided to you upon your purchase of V-Ray RT Advanced for 3ds Max. This is important in order for the system to recognize you as a registered V-Ray RT Advanced for 3dsMax user!

3. Go to

4. In the first field provide a valid e-mail address for you to receive a file with extension ".rtu" that you need to reprogram the dongle with the additional V-Ray RT GPU for 3dsMax licenses

5. Browse and select the context.wbc file that was previously generated. Click upload

6. Once the system processes your request you will receive an e-mail with an ".rtu" file attached.
Please bear in mind that we have to process an enormous amount of requests, so you may have to wait up to 48 hours for us to process your request

7. Save the ".rtu" file

8. Make sure that the dongle, for which the WBC file was generated, is plugged in and the WIBU drivers are installed

9. Double click on the ".rtu" file.

The V-Ray RT GPU for 3ds Max licenses will be added to the dongle. The number of V-Ray RT GPU for 3ds Max licenses added to the dongle will be the respected amount as the number of V-Ray RT Advanced for 3ds Max licenses that are currently on the dongle.

System Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
Processor: Pentium IV or equivalent with SSE2 support
Operating system: Windows XP Professional
3ds Max: version 2008 or higher
USB port (required for dongle)
TCP/IP: IPv4 required
GPU: nVidia 200-series (e.g. nVidia GeForce 285) with 512 MB VRAM
GPU drivers: version 197

Recommended Requirements:
Processor: Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support
Operating system: Windows XP Professional 64-bit
3ds Max: version 2009 or higher
USB port (required for dongle)
TCP/IP: IPv4 required
GPU: nVidia Fermi series (e.g. nVidia GeForce 480) with 1.5 GB VRAM
GPU drivers: version 258

V-Ray RT GPU Limitations:
1. Procedural textures are not supported (only bitmaps are).
2. VRayBlendMtl and VRay2SidedMtl materials are currently not supported.
3. VRayProxy objects are not yet supported.
4. Camera vignetting, distortion and shift are currently not supported (however DOF is supported).
5. Not all light parameters are supported yet (e.g. affect diffuse/specular/reflections, portal lights and some others).

Download free Cabinet Wardrobe Designs

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Mr.Furniture added a few new free Cabinet Wardrobe Designs in 3ds max 2009 file format. The models have mental ray materials already applied which you can merge directly in your Interior Renders.

Cabinet Wardrobe Designs

Phoenix Fluid Dynamics released

phoenix FD
Chaos Group
officially announced the release of their new Fluid Dynamics plugin Phoenix FD plugin for 3ds Max. A unique approach was taken when developing the Phoenix FD simulation core. Aggressive internal optimizations allow for reduced calculation times while keeping the whole simulation physically accurate. This allows some additional processes like pressure decay, thermal radiation cooling and mass-temperature relation to be simulated.. Chaos Group are also offering promotional pricing until September 10th.

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Free Waterfall Model for 3ds max

waterfall 3ds max
I just created a waterfall model for 3ds max for my commercial work but thought of sharing it with everyone..please note that it is a 3ds max 2009 scene and materials are created with use with mental ray rendering engine…apart from this do sell nor redistribute this is for your personal use only. Download the waterfall and have fun..

Download Waterfall 3ds max scene

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iCube R&D released iGrass for 3ds max

iCube released its new collection of iGrass models. This collection consists of 30 types of different grass and field plant models. This collection also includes preconfigured scenes which is designed to work with Multiscatter and allows you to create more realistic scenes to save your time.

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Celebrate 3DS Max’s 20th anniversary


Autodesk celebrates its 3ds Max’s 20th anniversary. Check out the baby 3D studio started and till date 3ds max 2011. Autodesk opened the new doors of the its website to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 3d studio max. Check out the timeline involved in the development done in the past 20 years with images from its first 3d studio software and with interviews.

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