Animated surface paneling

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

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

Array Size

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision- May 15, 2014 No Comments

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

Parametric Wall

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Nov 30, 2013 2 Comments

In this video tutorial you learn how to place objects on a surface with consistent gap between them.Also how to align them to the direction of the surface. Surface controller can optimize the input surface in such a way that you create uniform divisions along the surface to achieve the consistent gap.

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.

How to calculate the area of quad polygons

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Apr 19, 2013 No Comments

This video tells you how to use Para to calculate the surface area of quad polygons arrayed on a surface. This is helpful specially when you do surface paneling and you need to know how big are the panels and what’s the size of smallest and biggest panel. The logic is simple , take two […]

Following two attractors

Posted in: In Action!- Apr 05, 2013 No Comments

In this video I introduced a new controller in Para 3d V3.0 . Blend controller works just like blend map in 3ds MAX. you provide two different controllers (A and B) and s third controller which controls the blend amount. As blend amount increases from 0 to 1 the result of blend controllers moves from […]

Rotate objects toward magnet point

Posted in: In Action!- Apr 05, 2013 No Comments

In this video I have tried to show how you can use Para to manage a bit complex max-script code which can keep the objects pointing toward a point inside the scene. Although for MAX users this is quite easy with “Look At” controller which does the same job. But here I’m trying to come […]

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.

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.

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