Loft surface in Para 3d

Posted in: Surface Paneling- Mar 21, 2016 No Comments

Create loft surface in Para 3d

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Using shape objects in surface cladding

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Feb 22, 2016 2 Comments

Image : King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station in Saudi Arabia

Another example of using Shapes and surface controller + sub-object offset controller.


Diagonal surface subdivision

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Feb 19, 2016 No Comments

mkCdLFimage: CVDB Arquitectos’ Ljubljana National Library

In this video you will find out how to use simple spline shape to create surface subdivisions in diagonal direction. Also you learn how to use “delete mesh ” modifier to create a random subdivision effect.

Blend custom patterns

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Feb 15, 2016 No Comments



This tutorial demonstrate use of Blend controller to change the pattern of surface cladding.

Morphing Closed Shapes

Posted in: Paraflows- Dec 12, 2015 No Comments


Morphing closed shapes

Introduction to User Controller (Max-script)

Posted in: All Tutorials, New features of Para 3d- Aug 07, 2015 No Comments

If you know MAX-SCRIPT or C# you can now write controllers for PARA 3d. This video explains the user controller for max-script users and how to share the new controllers with other Para 3d users.

Animated surface paneling

Posted in: All Tutorials, Animation, Surface Paneling- Aug 01, 2015 No Comments

animated surface paneling








In this video we learn how to use an animated parameter to create a dynamic surface paneling.

Random curves on a surface.

Posted in: All Tutorials, Random values, Surface Paneling- Jul 29, 2015 No Comments












This is an advanced tutorial in Para 3d which demonstrate the usage of logic , test and condition controllers.

Image courtesy of Philip Michael Brown

Download the Paraflow from here.

Trimming panels after surface paneling

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Jul 25, 2015 No Comments

Para 3d Surface controller does not deal with trimmed surfaces and non-quad polygons in boundary of a trimmed surface. To solve this issue you need to map the entire surface (untrimmed surface) and then trim the result geometry with the border you like.
The process is still parametric if you use Para 3d compound node.
In case you have trouble following this tutorial please make sure you have the latest Para 3d (4.64 ) and try to create a reference copy of the first compound node and add a weld vertices modifier.

2D & 3D convex hull

Posted in: All Tutorials- Jul 16, 2015 No Comments

Creating 2d/3d convex hull from given set of points in 3DS MAX
You can download Paraflows here :