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Aphrodite


Wooden statuette of Aphrodite. 3D model from Geoffrey Marshal. Made with my CNC machine.

3ds Max Out Blender In

I stopt my subscription for 3ds Max. I still love the program but I didn’t find the upgrades worth the money anymore. I will keep my 2014 version till its old and rusty, but I forsee decline in uptodateness in the near future.

I found a new love.. Blender. I’m learning like a fanatic and I must say; I’m impressed. The program looks solid and the UI sensible. I love the sculpting mode. I never got used to Zbrush.

Whats best (being Dutch).. Updates are frequent and free!

We’ll see..

First Sculpt in Blender

Import oh la di ye


I found out it is possible to import models from FSX into 3ds Max via Blender and then export to obj so you can import it into Vue. Are you still following me? It is not so hard but also not easy. Especially textures is hard work. I Thank Aerosoft for their beautiful F16 model.

Iray motionblur

Iray with motion blur; a new feature in 3ds Max 2013.. nice 🙂

DirectX Ripper


I stumbled upon a program called 3d Ripper Dx. You can rip 3d scenes and objects from a game or program using DirectX. Isn’t it really cool that this is possible? I use 3ds Max 2012 64bit and thats not supported right now (up to 2011 32bit). You can rib as .obj and import this. I ripped a plane from Flight Sim but if I import the .obj into Max the object is skewed. But there must be a workable solution. I will look into it in the future when I find use for it.

Kinect Motion Capture


I bought a Kinect to start expirimenting with motion capture. Within an hour I connected, installed and made my first animation with motion capture!! I have to learn a lot but it looks promising.

Thanks to software developed by Jasper Brekelmans

Arbaro Trees


I discovered a program that generates trees and lets you export them in various formats.

Link to Arbaro site

Open source

From the inside


One from the inside.

3d Street


I know you might be tired of 3d after watching all those 3d movies in cinema lately, but get your red/green glasses and have a look anyway

p.s. the driver is getting a soda from a shop in the alley on the left 😉

The famous teapot

The Famous Teapot


Also I abuse the old 3ds Max teapot from time to time to test render lighting setups.