Monday, 20 December 2010

New 3ds Max Video Training Module

Hello Guys and Gals,
Up and ready on the MBM site is the new 3ds Max 'How To' Module entitled "Just fix it in Post"! If you use 3ds Max to produce animated sequences as Final Renders then you may well appreciate the insights this module contains on dealing with High Render Times and Unwanted Artefacts in your finished Footage. The title, "Just fix it in Post" describes both the workflow and solutions presented in this module. Both Combustion & 3ds Max Composite are used to demonstrate Compositing fixes but the techniques used can Easily be transferred to After Effects, Nuke, Fusion or any decent compositing App.

Check out this latest release from the MBM Team - 3ds Max 'How To' Module 1: "Just Fix it in Post"

Or indeed check out the Module Intro 1st if you like! :-)

Best regards from the MBM Team.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Part 8 of the Roughcast & Pebbledash Module.

Hey Everyone,

As the title points out here is Part 8 of the ongoing quest to create a quick Roughcast and Pebbledash surface using 3ds Max and Mental Ray. (Remember though that the techniques will work with ANY of 3ds Max Plugin Render Engines.

As always watch the Youtube Version here (or on Youtube) or alternatively use the link to grab the Hirez .MOV file from the MBM Website.

Monday, 29 November 2010

PhysX for 3ds Max Part 3 Released

Howdy Guys and Gals,

Time for a new MBM Module release;

With a Total Combined Runtime of 3Hrs and 18 Mins (approx) for all 3 Modules, the ‘PhysX Crash Course’ from MentalBoutMax is the Ideal way for 3ds Max Artists to get Up & Running in no time at all with the new Advantage Pack PhysX Toolset.

This Final Module (Part 3) focuses entirely on the Extremely Important 'Constraint' Tools in PhysX!

The final 3 scenarios cover Automated Secondary Animation (Character/Object interaction), Breakable Contraints and we even create a simple Custom RagDoll to be your very own Stuntperson!

No new movie for this one as the 'Intro' movie in the previous post covers ALL of the scenarios in the Entire PhysX Crash Course! You can see the links below to investigate this release further.

MBM Development Team

Online NewsLetter:


Monday, 25 October 2010

PhysX for 3ds Max Crash Course!

Hello Guys and Gals,
October 2010 brings not only New Modules from the MentalBoutMax team, but a Brand New concept for us in the form of The 'Crash Course' Series. As our very first offering we have released Parts 1 & 2 of a 3 Part presentation that will get you Up, Running and Fully Conversant with the NEW PhysX simulation tools found in the 3ds Max 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack!. With Part 3 coming soon we are confident that even Max users who have never touched Physics Simulations in 3ds Max's 'Reactor' toolset will be getting Cool results with 'PhysX' in no time at all!

Enjoy - MBM Dev Team

YouTube 'Overview' Movie:

QuickTime Mpeg 4 Version:

Monday, 11 October 2010

FREE RoughCast & PebbleDash Module Part 7

Hey Everyone,

Part 7 of our Free Roughcast Creation Module has been uploade to YouTube for you your viewing pleasure, check it out and Enjoy!

Watch the YouTube Version Below (or over at our YouTube Channel)

DownLoad the HI Rez Quicktime From MBM (Right Click and 'Save Target As'.

Bri and the MBM Team

Friday, 24 September 2010

The "Autodesk Entertainment Live Tour" 2010

Hey Guys and Gals!

As some of you may know the Autodesk Entertainment Live Tour is coming to Manchester in the UK this Tuesday ( tuesday 28th september ) and the team from MBM will be attending!

Its always good to see the direction that your programs are taking and keeping up to date with them as well. So if any of you are in the Manchester area and are planning to attend we would love for you to say hi and see what they have got in store for us all.

The Event is being held by the Autodesk team at:

Tuesday 28 September
Malmaison Hotel
Piccadilly, Manchester


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Part 6 of Roughcast & Pebbledash Creation:

Hey Guys and Gals,
Part 6 of our Free Roughcast Creation set has been up on
YouTube for a couple of weeks now and have finally gotten
around to being able to add it to our Blogs (that is both
here and over at

Watch the YouTube Version Below (or over at our YouTube Channel)

DownLoad the HI Rez Quicktime From MBM
(Right Click and 'Save Target As'.

Bri and the MBM Team