The new 3ds max raytracer plugin "Caustic Visualizer" has been released for beta testing from Imagination Technologies. Caustic Visualizer is an ActiveShade interactive raytrace renderer based on Brazil renderer technology which allows you to view and modify your scenes in realtime using 3ds max’s modeling, animation and lighting. Caustic Visualier allows you to use native 3ds max and mental ray materials and lights together with MIA materials.
Read More : https://www.caustic.com/visualizer/3dsmax/
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Sergio Mereces released a pack of 9 free textured olive tree models for architectural use for your scene in 3 different file formats .max, .fbx and .obj. Pack of 9 olive trees contain (Diffuse, Specular, Normalmap, Displace) and Vray Materials. You can download the free Olive tree models from CGArena.
Read More : http://www.cgarena.com/newsworld/olive-trees-pack-vol1.php
Thorsten Hartmann aka hot chip released an updated version of his maxscript for mental ray rendering engine. The Render Optimizer v3 for 3ds max 2014. This version supports light importance sampling, amient occlusion (AO) on GPU and MILA. The render optimizer helps you speed up your optimization and rendering speeds and saves you memory too. Download and try out the Render optimizer maxscript.
Read More : http://www.infinity-vision.de/page/ro_menue
ItooSoft added basic and intermediate level tutorials with its new RailClone 2 Beta Plugin for 3ds max. You can make sophisticated two dimensional arrays using rule sets to create complex parametric structures. You can make complex modeling with railclone 2 with ease.
Read More : http://www.itoosoft.com/railclone2/tutorials.php
Austris Cingulis is a 3D Artist from Latvia. He has almost 10 years of work experience in the field of Arch-Viz, Product Viz and gaming industry using 3ds max. He has posted a Tutorial on "How to create realistic wood material with Vray and 3ds max". It is a 4 part tutorial and I am sure you can produce the same after going to the tutorial. This tutorial is not meant to just show you how to create wood, it’s also meant to show you how you can achieve complex results using some simple V-Ray and 3DS Max maps.
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John Martini released his cobwebs maxscript as a modifier plugin for 3ds max. You can now control webs creation in realtime. You can also see speed improvements while creating the spiderwebs. Download cobwebs modifier for free and give it a try.
Read More : http://jokermartini.com/2012/05/09/cobwebs/
ATree3D is simple to use 3D plants generator for architectural visualizations. With this script for 3ds max you can create endless types of trees, bushes, shrubs, flowers or grass. You can use it for low or high polygon models with precise control of the level of details on each sub-element. Script works inside the 3ds max viewport and show instant preview of your changes.
You can download ATree3D for free from the link below
And if you wish to have some free Tree, shrub Models you can download from
Prime Automatic LipSync Tool is a commercial maxscript that allows you automatically create LipSyncs from Text to Animation Keys. Well you need to make Morph targets with basic Phonemes A,E,O,L,M,L, and other if you add WQ. After that the basic steps are simple to complete the LipSyncing.
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Itoo Software announced the first beta of version 2.0 of its parametric modeling plugin for 3ds max. RailClone plugin is for parametric modeling based on custom geometry parts, definable by the user, and a set of construction rules. This new concept of modeling lets you to build complex and realistic structures for Architectural Visualization, Civil Engineering and Interior Design. New features include:
a graphical node editor,
multiple generators by object,
The software includes a full library of preset models to create Fences, Railings, Barriers, Guardrails, Handrails or Walls. RailClone is not limited to a fixed set of primitives, you can use any geometry from the scene and define your own parametric structures.
Read More : http://www.itoosoft.com/forum/index.php?topic=1492.0
RappaTools3 is an advanced toolset that comes with a great variety of tools for the artist working in 3ds Max. The main focus is to speed up the workflow and to reduce the click count. It offers a wide variety of tools, everything from selection tools to rendering tools. It can help you through the entire process of creating a 3D art piece.
New features added (1444 aka 3.1):
- Added Auto Connect Bridge.
- Added SmartQuads.
- Various interface changes.
- Usability and Speed improvements.
- Minor fixes and 3ds max 2014 support.
Read More : http://remusjuncu.com/rappatools/