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Viewport Canvas

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A video tutorial on using the Viewport Canvas tool in 3D Studio Max 2010. The video demonstrates painting directly onto geometry as well as using 3rd party paint applications such as Photoshop and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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Viewport canvas, 3ds max, painting, texture, texturing, 3d paint

The Dreaded -1.#IND

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 5, 2015

A solution for DOT products of two normals that result in -1.#IND when passed to acos().

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maxscript, geometry, trigonometry, -1.#IND

Crazy Neighbor

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 9, 2016
Dana and the Skunkhayden and skunkchild plays with skunkdana carries skunkskunk

A little story about a crazy neighbor.

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neighbors, skunks, pole cat

Strauss Shader bug in Render To Texture

Posted on Jun 7, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

You cannot use a material using the Strauss Shader when trying to output to the diffuse map with Render To Texture in 3DS Max 2010.

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3ds max 2010, strauss, render to texture, bake

A Little About John Dalmas

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 | Last Updated Jun 16, 2017
john, jim, misconjohn dalmas, donald olsonJohn Enjoys a mealdalmas, stanleyjohn, poetry

A short overview of the life of my friend John Dalmas.

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john dalmas

Autodesk Moving to Rental-Only for Software

How a company made for artists is pushing a policy that promotes more starving artists instead of thriving artists
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 13, 2014

Autodesk is now making plans to stop selling perpetual licenses and move all future business to a rental-only model.

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software, sales, consumer, license, perpetual, rental

Making a Collision Model

Posted on Jul 3, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A brief tutorial on making a collision model (aka collision mesh) for Valve Source games. The tutorial is for making models in 3D Studio Max.

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collision, model, collision mesh, 3ds

Add Google Translation Links

Posted on Jan 10, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Use this free custom JavaScript functions to add links to translate your web pages with the Google translation tools.

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google translate, translation

November 18, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 17, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
de_tension wooden bridgewell shark cartoonde_tension wooden bridgePortrait of a jumping spiderAmbush bug extending armsHayden Holding Mantis

November 18, 2009 Newsletter with a discussion on social networking sites like Facebook. Links to latest projects.

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November 18, 2009 Newsletter
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