Free stuff

Free Luxo Jr. rig for 3Ds Max

I want to share with you a rig I did a while ago. This is the Luxo Jr from Pixar. The 3d model is free and can be downloaded from Hum3D.com. Also the scene is free to use as you want. Happy animating! :)
Download the file from here.
NOTE: scene can be opened from max 2016 and above.

Also in this video tutorial i'll show how I did create this rig. This is not a step-by-step video tutorial so some basics of knowledge of 3ds MAX is needed.

Check the video below:



Free Scalable / Squash and Stretch / Bouncing Ball Rig for 3Ds Max

Being inspired by Animation Mentor, I've decided to create a 3ds max ball rig. This can be useful in the trial period of learning animation in max. Also, the ball has an optional tail. Have fun!
Download the file from here.
NOTE: scene can be opened from max 2016 and above.

Check the video below:



MAXscript - Conform objects.
                

Description: Best for retopology. Conforming low poly mesh on to high poly mesh.
How to use:
     1. select first the low poly mesh;
     2. select second the high poly mesh;
     3. evaluate the script.
NOTE: the LP mesh MUST not intersect the HP mesh and have to cover outwards.
Download the script from here .



MAXscript - Delete empty layers from 3ds max scene.

Description: Does what title suggest.
How to use:
     1. just run / evaluate the script
Download the script from here .



MAXscript - Copy UV Layout

Description: Copy to clipboard the uvLayout from selection.
How to use:
     1. just run / evaluate the script or drag and drop in viewport
     2. select the object, select de desire dimension and press the "copy layout" button.
     3. paste the image from clipboard to your 2D software (eg. Photoshop).
NOTE: This version of the script works just for one object in selection.
Download the script from here .



MAXscript - Shrink UVs

Description: Scale UV clusters by centers.
This script is useful in some cases when the textures are fit 100% with the uvs, with no padding baked.
Default value of shrinkness is 2%. Usually this value it is enough.
How to use:
     1. add Unwrap UVW modifier on top of the stack.
     2. run / evaluate the script.
Download the script from here .



MAXscript - Overlap selected UV clusters.

Description: Overlap selected UV clusters by centers.
How to use:
     1. add Unwrap UVW modifier on top of the stack.
     2. select desire clusters (as elements) that you want to overlap.
     3. run / evaluate the script.
Download the script from here .