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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

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Printable Dots Sheets for Children
Posted on Dec 6, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 6, 2012

Printable Dots game. Also includes instructions on playing this classic pen-and-paper game.

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dots, game, printable, instructions

Selecting a Percentage of a Collection Randomly in MAXScript

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 | Last Updated Feb 5, 2016

Example MAXscript for collecting random subsets of an array based on a percentage.

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maxscript, random, percentage, selection

Updating Custom Attributes to use AttribID

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 | Last Updated Jan 25, 2017

Discussion on using attribID in custom attributes inside 3ds Max, including pros, cons and solutions.

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custom attributes, 3ds max, maxscript, attribID, managing

Dealing with Readblock Character Limit in MAXScript

Posted on May 29, 2014 | Last Updated May 29, 2014

MAXScript function to circumvent the limitations in MemStream.ReadBlock() that has a character limit of 5120 characters.

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maxscript, MemStream.ReadBlock(), readblock, unknown system exception

Compare Values with Arbitrary Comparison Operator

JavaScript for comparing values when the operator to use is variable.
Posted on Dec 21, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 21, 2012

JavaScript function and sample code to dynamically compare two values. Accepts numeric and/or alphanumeric values and does a comparison on them based on a comparison parameter.

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javascript, compare, comparison, dynamic, script, operator, math, numeric, alphanumeric, example, free

Desktops are not extinct

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 8, 2012

Editorial discussing the notion that the time of the desktop is over. I argue that the advent of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices do not preclude the value of the desktop.

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computer, productivity, mobile device, ipad

Sprite Tools

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 | Last Updated Nov 29, 2013

Sprite Tools is a free MAXScript for working with Sprites in 3ds Max. It can create sprite cards from animated textures or convert sprite sheets into animated textures.

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sprite, maxscript, 3ds max

Fix for OpenCart Error: The security header is not valid

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 | Last Updated Feb 24, 2015

A solution for the error 'The security header is not valid' in OpenCart when using PayPal Express Checkout.

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opencart, paypal express checkout

Right-Click Problem in 3DS Max when using Camtasia

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

Here is a solution for the right-click quad menu flickering and disappearing in 3D Studio Max when recording with Camtasia.

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3ds, camtasia, right-click, menu, flicker
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