RailClone for 3ds Max Plugin by Itoo Software

Itoo Software, the makers of Forest Pro, just released yet another great plugin – RailClone! It is a 3DS Max plugin for parametric modelling based on custom geometry parts, definable by the user, and a set of construction rules. This concept of modelling lets you build complex and realistic structures for Architectural Visualization, Civil Engineering and Interior Design. I had the chance to take it for a spin during the beta and though I did not create any remarkable images to show here, I found it very easy to learn and the added library of common parts allowed to start using it right out the box.

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BRIX by Materialwerk

Materialwerk has just released BRIX, a new tool for 3ds Max & Maya that offers a solution to working with tiled materials (planks, bricks, tiles, mosaics, stone cladding and more). Bertrand Benoit posted a very informative article about his first steps with BRIX you really should take a look at. You can also see some of Bertrand’s tests below.

[added July 9th, 2010]

Materialwerk published the BRIX lite version for download at their website. They have also added a Video Tutorial Page. I’ve embedded them inside the post below too.

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