PARA 3d Two Surface Array

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Oct 24, 2012 No Comments

This tutorial shows how to array an object between two surfaces using the Surface Controller in Para 3d. Tutorial by Kory Bieg, OTA+

PARA 3d Interpolate, Graph, Random Controller

Posted in: All Tutorials- Oct 23, 2012 No Comments

his tutorial covers the Interpolate, Graph and Random Controllers in Para 2.8 Tutorial by Kory Bieg, OTA+

Surface and Magnet Controller

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Oct 22, 2012 No Comments

This tutorial covers the Surface and Magnet Controller in Para 3d 2.8, a plug-in for 3ds Max. Tutorial by Kory Bieg, OTA+

Use vertex color as input to Bitmap controller

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Oct 21, 2012 No Comments

In this tutorial I used a “Vertex Paint” modifier to paint on the surface and using the colors of the surface in a bitmap controller I modified a parameter of parametric array. This approach works on 1D array while for 2D array you need to do some extra works to achieve the same effect.

Surface optimization (Face orientation)

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Oct 20, 2012 No Comments

In this tutorial you find out how to re-structure a polygon to clad the surface with co-directional panels while working with 1D domain in surface controller. Also you learn how to rotate control points/vertices of panel objects by adding a custom parameter and using transform controller on sub-object controller.

Normal vector options in 1D surface controller

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Oct 20, 2012 No Comments

Learn where to use Face normal/Vertex normal/Edge normal in surface cladding.

Surface Domain in Surface controller

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

This video explains the new Surface Domain option in surface controller.In 1D domain you can distribute array items according to the edit poly elements (face/edges/vertex) While in 2D domain the input surface is being subdivided according to the number of items in your array.

Para 3d and time delay in animation

Posted in: All Tutorials, Animation- Oct 15, 2012 No Comments

This video demonstrate use of external link controller and its new functionality in Para 2.8 in creating animations.