Modeling Pencil Office

Posted in: All Tutorials- Jun 25, 2014 5 Comments

In this tutorial we’ll show you how¬†to adjust the spacing of a Linear controller by overriding the index value within the array using a Graph controller; we do this to generate the horizontal bars within the facade. In part II of this video series we discuss about how to distribute the members of a two […]

Array Size

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision- May 15, 2014 4 Comments

Learn how to change your array size (counts) using another controller.

Get same random value for all items in one dimension

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision, Random values- Oct 14, 2013 No Comments

Random controller provides an extensive interface to generating random values in Para 3d. However the challenge is how to use same random value for all members in a same dimension. This video is an example of using variable override controller to control the behavior of random controller.

Introducing Parametric Mesh node

Posted in: In Action!- Mar 31, 2013 No Comments

Para 3d v3.0 offers new function which allow users to create parametric meshes by giving a set of vertices. In the beginning of the video I managed to create a SIN curve using math controller and in the second part a parametric mesh creates an envelope connecting the frames.

Parametric trusses using pattern controller

Posted in: In Action!- Mar 30, 2013 No Comments

Pattern controller in Para 3d v3.0 allows users to interweave result of other controllers by user defined pattern, in this video you see how to use the pattern controller to switch between two splines of a curve. The curves themselves belong to another array and a parametric array link controller is extracting them from the […]

Spiral stairs

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision- Nov 18, 2012 No Comments

As some users are asking for basic tutorials, I have decided to redo some old videos which was based on old interface of Para but using the new version. These practices are very short and quick just to recover some basics from old videos. Old version : New version:

Array on curves inside another array

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision- Jun 12, 2012 No Comments

In this video I’m creating a curve network. A curve network consist of a series of curves which has been assigned to curves from another array. Also you learn how to use Xform modifier to transform selected vertices of a shape object. PART I PART II

Bird’s nest Stadium

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision, In Action!, Random values- May 17, 2012 No Comments

This video explains use of PARA 3d to create a fully parametric concept model of bird’s nest stadium. You can control all aspects of geometry and create multiple variations in less than one second! PART I Introduction PART II Creating the base object in 3ds MAX PART III Generating pattern using Para 3d

Converting vectors to scalar

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision- May 02, 2012 No Comments

In early versions of PARA 3d you could derive scalar values directly from the curve controller. In new version this function is not available and you need to use Convert controller to convert vector outputs like Position/Rotation to the scalar type for use in scalar properties.

Animated DNA using PARA link

Posted in: All Tutorials- Mar 12, 2012 2 Comments

Complex result can be achieved by linking two or more parametric array together. In this video we use PARA link controller to connect two independent array with a line segment. This can also be used in animation.