3D Design Tips
Quick Parent Link MAXScript
Pick a hierarchy a little faster
MAXScript function to quickly pick parent/child chains (hierarchies) of objects in 3ds Max. Works a little more efficiently than the native Select and Link function in 3ds Max.
Creating a Tileable Texture from a Photo
Steps on making a tileable texture from a photo inside 3ds Max. Includes step-by-step instructions along with a video tutorial.
Wall Worm Model Tools
Easily send your models from 3ds Max to the Valve Source Game Engine
I've written a new MAXScript to help automate sending models from 3ds Max to the Valve Source Game Engine.
Max 2010 Particle Flow Presets
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.
Making a Collision Model
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.
Strauss Shader bug in Render To Texture
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.
SMD Collision Mesh Tool
Download the SMD Collision Mesh Prep Tool for 3D Studio Max and learn how to use it.
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.
Overly Dark Render Problem in 3DS Max 2009
Fix to dark render problem in 3ds Max 2009 where render looks fine in preview render window but not the final output file.