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    Plugins / Max Scripts & Max Systems (UPDATES 08-17-09)

    Welcome to the world of new and improved stickies. I'm hoping if they're more organized more people will actually use them.

    I have obviously not included every plugin, or max system in this post.. as there are too many plugs etc. to list... (I will be adding more shortly) but I have included some useful free plugs and ones that I feel are the cream of the crop so to speak.

    If you have a plugin, script or link you think should be added... PM me with the thread title in your subject line.

    Or post a question comment etc. in the RESPONSE THREAD here:
    http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/showthread.php?t=171120

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    RANDOM PLUGS (submitted by:crazyrumer) NEW
    UNWRELLA
    http://www.unwrella.com/
    I believe all the tutorials are linked to the main page.
    Basically it is ultimate unwrapping tool.

    FLATIRON
    http://flatiron.3d-plugin.com/
    The website structure is same as for Unwrella, though I didn't try it.
    Says it is for scene baking.

    UV-PACKER
    http://packer.3d-plugin.com/
    From description on the website looks like stripped down unwrella.

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    REACTOR
    Tutorials
    http://www.3dk.org/tutorial/3ds-max-Reactor-Basics.html Reactor Basics
    http://www.3dk.org/tutorial/Reactor-...-the-Bell.html Reactor Basics 2
    http://www.3dk.org/tutorial/3ds-max-...en-image-.html Reactor Basics 3
    http://www.xedium3d.com/tutorials/cloth/cloth.html Cloth
    http://www.vir2alviews.net/Pulling%2...%20reactor.htm Cloth
    http://www.3dluvr.com/content/article/112/1 Rigid bodies
    http://www.xedium3d.com/tutorials/wakes/wakes.html Wake in water
    http://www.3dk.org/tutorial/3ds-max-Reactor-Wheel.html Wheel
    http://www.3dk.org/tutorial/3ds-max-...Animation.html Reactor Rope & Keyframe Animation
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    PARTICLE FLOW

    Tutorials
    http://www.orbaz.com/products/partic...-freebies.html Particle Flow Tools Freebies
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/particles_101_A.avi Introduction to particles
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/pflow_surfacefloat.avi Particles floating on surfaces
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/pflow_attract.avi Particle Manipulation
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/velocity_test.avi Velocity/speed events
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/delete_selection.avi Delete Particle Selections
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/amckay_initialstate.avi Initial State

    And many more tutorials from Allan McKay here:
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tutorials.html
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    MAX SCRIPT LINKS

    http://www.neilblevins.com/soulburns...urnscripts.htm / 80 or so FREE Macroscripts in 1 zip for Max NEW AND AWESOME (submitted by: fatgav)

    http://www.highend3d.com/3dsmax/downloads/scripts/
    http://devel.scriptspot.com/3ds-max-scripts-top
    http://www.monkeylab.com.au/rd/Overview2.html
    http://www.tepavicharov.com/scripts.html

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    FUME FX

    Product
    Official FumeFX product page
    FumeFX page on Turbosquid
    Resources
    FumeFX Essentials training DVD by Allan Mckay

    Tutorials
    Allan Mckay's intro to FFX tutorial - Direct link to avi download
    More tutorial links served up by Allan Mckay on CGTalk < Great >
    http://www.3dtotal.com/team/Tutorial...x/fumefx01.asp - Web tutorial that creates a basic fire & smoke in FFX. Good for beginners
    Decent tutorial that shows how to make a car bomb in FFX (Thanks Rico!)
    http://www.community.ro/index.php?op...d=34&Itemid=50 More of an Intro to Fume FX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xhQm...eature=related Decent Tutorial
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sVSG...eature=related Decent Tutorial for Explosion
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/tut_FFX2_Explosion1.avi More Alan McKay
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/tut_FFX3_FuelMasks1.avi More Alan McKay
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/tut_FFX4_PFAB.avi More Alan McKay
    http://www.allanmckay.com/tut/ffxweb_tut01.avi More Alan McKay
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    BOOMER LABS (USEFUL FREEWARE/PLUGS)
    All Free Plugs Below available here: http://www.boomerlabs.com/freeware.php
    Occlusion Pass Generator
    This utilty plugin will generate Occlusion Passes with one click.
    Mirror Image
    This Render Effect will mirror the rendered image (RGBA) and optionally mirror the Z, G and Material ID buffers.
    Noise Loop
    This plugin provides a Loopable Noise Controller.
    Beep
    This plugin provides MaxScript access to the PC Speaker for playing Beeps.
    Saturation
    This Render Effect plugin provides the ability to adjust saturation level of the image and optionally specify the saturation level of objects based on their G-Buffer ID.
    SmoothMat
    This plugin material uses the Smoothing Groups associated with a mesh to assign a sub-material. Useful addition/alternative to Multi/Sub Object Selection.


    MAX2AE 250$
    http://www.boomerlabs.com/cart/produ...8&cat=3&page=1
    is a full featured plugin for 3ds MAX (6, 7, 8, 9, 2008 and 2009) and higher that bridges the gap between MAX and After Effects (6.5, 7.0 and CS3). Finally an easy, accurate and highly efficient way to integrate After Effects elements into your MAX renders, matching all aspects and parameters of Max cameras, lights and objects.

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    Vehicle Studio 1.7 Car and Truck Edition

    http://www.pluginz.com/product/11474...ubcategory=13&
    Vehicle Studio 1.7 Car and Truck Editionis the easiest and fastest way to animate scenes with cars and trucks in 3D Studio MAX 6, 7, 8 and 9. As demonstrated in the movie "Sin City," the results are extremely realistic.

    Tutorials & Demo's
    http://media.pluginz.com/?e=2112/11474

    Chess4thestupid's Note: As far as I understand this plugin's developer newplugins inc. has ceased to exist... but the plugin is still available from plugnz.com. Normally I wouldn't include abandoned software.. but this one works so well it's still worth mentioning.

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    VRAY
    http://www.vray.com/
    VRAY Tutorials all on one page
    http://www.vray.info/links.asp?categoryID=3
    * A Basic Guide to Photon Maps in VRay - by Vlado
    * Aversis - Basic VRay tutorials
    * Caustics basics - Great introduction to VRay caustics by XYZ designs
    * Caustics tutorial for VRay 1.09.03r - Video tutorial by Indigooo
    * Creating V-Ray displacement maps from hi poly tiling geometry - Tutorial from Pixelab
    * Displacement Bricks in VRay - by Tim Jones
    * Faking dispersion in VRay - How to fake dispersion with shellac, by Sveen Brooke
    * Free VRay video tutorials - 5 free video tutorials for Vray from Evermotion
    * Gnomonology VRay - Very high quality VRay tutorial(s?)
    * Hyperfocal Design VRay HDRI Tutorial - Paco Morales, in conjunction with Hyperfocal Design and Vismasters, has created this in depth HDRI tutorial for users of VRay.
    * Linda's VRay lighting tutorial - Great VRay tutorial at 3Dtotal
    * Making of Batman Statue - Tutorial by Stanislav KlabĂ­k describing the modeling, V-Ray materials and V-Ray rendering of his Batman Statue image.
    * Making of Dodge Challenger - Denis 'Brooks' Syplenko details how he created the Dodge Challenger
    * Making of Mini Taxi - Waleed Abdeen details how he created the Mini Taxi image.
    * Making of the "Bathroom Scene" by Joshua Staub - tutorial on the123d.com
    * Making of The Death of a Bird - Rami Hamid details how he created his The Death of a Bird image
    * Making of Time is Running - 3ds Max + V-Ray tutorial by Jan K. Vollmer on CG-India.
    * Study Hall - Interior lighting tutorial
    * Vlado optimizes the Flipside Scene - Great tutorial
    * VRay Absorption Tutorial - Richard Rosenman's tutorial on how to create an SSS like effect with absorption
    * VRay and Dreamscape Sky - Roy Constantino shows how to use VRay GI, Vray Reflection and Refraction with Dreamscape Sky
    * VRay Displacement Tutorial - By Marko Mandaric
    * VRay Elite - Learning resource for the VRay rendering engine
    * VRay material sub-surface effects - by Vlado

    http://www.evermotion.org/index.php?unfold=tutorials More Tutorials
    http://www.aversis.be/tutorials/vray...l_gamma_01.htm Gamma Correction Tutorial
    http://www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tut...ay/index4.html Architectural Visualization with HDRI Skies and Vray
    http://www.vray.us/learn_vray_interiors.shtml and http://www.vray.us/learn_vray_exteriors.shtml VRAY Books and DVDs
    http://www.vray-materials.de/ Vray Materials

    RAYFIRE
    Great tool for explosions... similar to blastcode.

    http://www.mirvadim.com/

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    MORE TO COME
    Last edited by chess4thestupid; 08-17-2009 at 06:31 PM.

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