I was adding motion blurred cars to a project recently and since I already had the camera shutter set, I figured it would be easiest to start with a car going a reasonable speed rather than just trial-and-error to get the blur right.
So here is a quick Maxscript to show you the speed of an object. Optional units are miles-per-hour, kilometers-per-hour, feet-per-second, meters-per-second and knots. It works with any system units you have set except “generic”.
Last winter I produced this small set of CGI design images for the architectural firm, Legat Architects, on behalf of a client that was considering some renovations to common spaces of an office campus in Deerfield, Illinois. Here is an example of what an office renovation can look like using CGI.
Download Maxwell Camera Offset
Update 1: I fixed a small bug since the original release that would cause the view to be a little bit inaccurate to the rendered image. If you are having problems with accuracy, download the latest version at the link above and it should be fixed.
Remember how I wanted to showcase a strong residential 3d rendering design? Well, it’s a wrap! It took a while but I got my “Welcome Home” image finished off! I added a few things since the beta release a few weeks ago, and did some color toning too.
It was nice to be working on something small scale after the CityLife project where everything was so huge. Let me know what you think!
To showcase a residential CGI design, I thought I’d put up a quick preview of an image I’m working on – I’m calling it “Welcome Home” for now. It’s about 75% complete I’d say – most of the 3d rendering is done but there are still some elements to go in, some material finessing to do and some post work I want to do to it.
And I’m taking name suggestions for the dog – right now I’m thinking Tinkerbell (but informally he just goes by Tink). Do you have a strong residential CGI image or have seen one? Let me know!
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2013-05-10: It looks like there was a typo where I duplicated a variable name and Max 2014 isn’t happy about that.
2012-04-16: I made a small bug fix that afflicted certain uses of multi-materials. You can always download the latest at the link above. If you already have the script installed, just run the new one and any buttons or menu items, etc. you set up before will use the new version.