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EUE 2010 and more 3ds Max goodness

 

I wanted to make a quick update here to mention a few things that are gearing up now, like EUE2010 & the 20th Anniversary of 3ds Max!  Click the read more option for further details.

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Projected Caustics

projected_caustic_thbIn this blog tip I'll demonstrate how you can create some decent looking "fake" volume caustics for your water scenes.

 

 

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Kelvin controlled sunlight

 

Sun 000If you've ever wanted different controls on the mrSun, like kelvin settings, then you'll find this tip helpful...well, in certain situations at least.  Read on for more info.

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HDR Light Studio 1.5

 

HDRLS 004I wanted to pass along some information on a program called HDR Light Studio.  They have just released a new version of the program (1.5).  If you do product/vehicle visualization or any kind of studio/HDR work then you'll find this program useful.

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Faster foliage renders

 

Tree_1mDo you frequently use cutout maps for things like leaves on your foliage objects?  Have you noticed that the Final Gather calculation can be quite slow when you have a lot of objects that use cutout maps?  If so, then you may find this tip useful.

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