☕ CGI News — Luxury Visuals (December) 📰

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3ds Max 2021.3 Update

3ds Max got an update. Autodesk has added new capabilities to the viewport and improved modeling efficiency. There have been enhancements made to popular modifiers and 3ds Max Retopology Tools. The new retopology tools can be used to reduce the poly count of high polygon assets.

V-Ray Materials improvements in the 3ds Max viewport.

Vlado posted this video of early-stage improvements to V-Ray material representation in 3ds Max 2021’s viewports.

Forest Pack 7 Beta

Forest Pack have added new features to make the scattering plugin even more powerful, check out the video below to see what’s new.

❎ COMMUNITY

Luxury Visuals Academy Facebook Group

Some excellent images submitted this month from group members. From studio to full interior and exterior images. Thanks to Moneem Fathalla, Hasan Hakki, Francis Eaton, Rahul Kp, Amit Gedia, Stewart Abram and Graeme Strutt for submitting their images.

If you would like to join the group, post your work and get feedback, you can at the link below.

📺 WATCH

Using Dirt Maps To Add Streaks and Grunge to Materials

Dirt maps are a great way to add weathering to our materials. They can be tough to control but here is a video to make using V-Ray Dirt Maps easier.

What is Global Illumination and why is Light Mix not working?

First, we need to understand what Global Illumination is. Then we can look at what settings to use. Is using brute force too slow and you want to use Irradiance Map? But you can’t get Light Mix working that way. I’ll show you the workaround.

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Originally published at https://www.luxuryvisuals.com on December 3, 2020.

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