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SMD Collision Mesh Tool

Posted on May 12, 2009 | Last Updated May 1, 2013

Download the SMD Collision Mesh Prep Tool for 3D Studio Max and learn how to use it.

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Custom Nibs in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

This is a video tutorial on how to create custom nibs in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. This example uses Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 but applies to older versions as well.

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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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Max 2010 Particle Flow Presets

Posted on Mar 6, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

When you install 3D Studio Max 2010, it does not automatically install any Particle Flow Presets. They are available in the Samples DVD that ships with Max. Here is how to install them.

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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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Using an Object Id with JavaScript

Posted on Aug 24, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Referencing objects in JavaScript using the ID attribute.

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It's Time for Artists to Send a Message
Posted on Nov 5, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 31, 2015

Critical discussion on software companies fleecing artists and consumers.

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New CS:Source Map de_tension

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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My return to mapping is official with the remake of de_tension for CS:Source. This new map includes a novel mapping technique developed by Andrew Penry and myself called Dynamic Mapping.

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Orangebox Breaks Some Custom Maps

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

After Valve updated Counter-Strike Source to Orangebox, many custom maps have missing textures. Even worse, some maps now even crash CS. Here is what I did to fix de_tension.

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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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