itoosoft.com/forestpack.php €200 inc VAT for one-year subscription or free Lite version
Create vast surfaces of trees and plants and scatter millions of proxies, high-poly meshes or billboards.
A collection of 79 amazing scripts to enhance Max by Neil Blevins, some of which are based on those written during his time at Blur Studio.
Created by Tom Hudson, one of the initial 3D Studio developers, this plugin generates random detail for everything from spaceships to cityscapes.
Automatically visualise the Rule of Thirds inside the 3ds Max Viewport to instantly improve the look of both your 3D static renders and animation.
A legendary script for randomly distributing a selection of objects. Great for grasses, hair and fur, and stones and pebbles. There’s even a toothpaste generator option!
itoosoft.com/railclone.php €200 inc VAT for one-year subscription or free Lite version
Generate complex parametric objects including fences, stairs and floors faster than ever before.
Easily relink missing files like bitmaps, VRayMeshes, mental ray proxies and VRayHDRI when they change directories or when you move computers.
This professional hair and fur plugin for 3ds Max is renowned for its quality and functionality, and it has been used at studios like Unit Image and Blur.
Create a scene with 500,000 objects at only 250KB right before rendering with this great tool.
Intersect or subtract different meshes together using multiple sources and Boolean operations, perfect for adding instant interest to your model.
Very few 3D artists like unwrapping UVs, but Unwrella is here to help – a powerful plugin for both Maya and Max that unwraps UVs in minutes.
Incredibly useful script for turning your poly selection into a circle. Works with edge loops on planar and curved surfaces as well as cross-sections. It accepts multiple loops at once too.
Create sky, terrain and realistic sea surfaces including reflections, refractions, bump mapping, foam and underwater scenery.
A great plugin for quickly rigging wheeled vehicles and supports any number of wheels, from a motorcycle to a lorry.
An incredible arch-vis script that generates floor objects made of individual boards – works with MultiTexture: cg-source.com/multitexture.php.
Image: Multipurpose Skyscraper by Mohsen Hashemi
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