Gary Davis has posted a few great videos that show the process of using substances in Max 2011!
A new material map type has been added in 3ds Max 2011 with the Advantage Pack (for customers on subscription) called "Substance". This post shows the value of Substances and gives a few tips on how to use them efficiently.
The scene baking plugin for 3ds Max has been updated with numerous new features, including an additional unwrapping mode for hard surface objects, auto adjusting of self-illumination of baked materials and MAXScript access for the bake element parameters.
This latest version of Flatiron 1.60 contains the most often requested features: additional unwrap options for hard surface objects, automatic self-illumination setting for immediate viewport previews and direct access to the render element settings through MAXScript.
While I was out of the office last week the team was busy cranking away at releasing
another Hotfix patch for the 2011 release. This makes for number 4 for the
year so far and our goal is to continue being as responsive as possible to critical
Autodesk has released some of the results for its Community Voice Update and are seeking more participants to answer questions!
We've got about 1,000 responses, but we'd like to get closer to 2K so that our data is still strong when we start filtering it. This is really your chance to influence where things go next, so please take the 10m to speak up.
It looks like we all have a Mudbox competition coming soon
A very cool contest is coming folks. Some nice prizes up for grabs as well!
Forge your warrior in the ultimate Autodesk Mudbox 3D sculpting and painting challenge. Prizes include $ 8,000 USD in cash as well as a Wacom Cintiq 21UX and an Offload Studios 13” Statuette of the winning model.