|13-02-2007, 02:40 PM||#1|
Naughty Kinky Boy
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Question from Eric Knisley - Is the plugin available for any other versions of 3dsmax
I saw your BlueCherry plugin linked from the 3DTotal.com page and was
interested. I am an animator in Essex where I work for a company that makes
a large 3D display system (see our website below). I'm always looking for
more and better image plugins and thought yours looked interesting.
My question: is the plugin available for any other versions of 3DS MAX
besides version 8+? Thanks very much, and good luck with your product.
PS: if you ever do any plugins for producing spherical or "fisheye" type
images, please do let me know. Cheers.
|13-02-2007, 09:36 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2004
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What a great question! The reason we did not publish a version of BlueCherry for older versions of 3dsMax is a rather simple one. A lot of the advanced functionality in BC, and all of the Ambient Occlusion features, rely on certain MaxScript functionality that was not incorporated into the program until R8 and R9.
I know this seems awkward, but it's true- 3dsMax functionality is usually 1 or 2 releases ahead of MaxScript incorporation. If demand is high enough, we'll try to create a version for 3dsMax 7.
Finally, I believe you should be able to use the "warp" render shader for "Lens" camera shaders under the Mental Ray Renderer Rollout > Camera Effects. Drag the shader into the material editor, and change it to "Barrel" and give it a high amount. That might be the effect you're looking for.
Hope that helps!
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