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gmax v1.2

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Description: gmax v1.2

This program is based on the best selling animation and rendering platform, 3D Studio Max. gmax is a free 3D content creation platform designed to let game enthusiasts create custom art for their favorite titles. It includes many powerful tools including polygon and patch editing, texturing, lighting, and simple keyframe animation.

gmax Features:

Multi-threaded for superior performance

Support for Discreet's powerful 3ds max™ scripting language MAXScript™

Hardware accelerated viewport graphics support OpenGL, Direct3D, or Heidi®

Individual modifiers, materials, maps, and controllers to help you model, texture and animate your own 3D content
Viewport interaction
Amazingly real WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) viewports to display all the textures and animation you create

Customize your viewports to help you model: Left, Right, Perspective, Top, etc.

2D and 3D snap system—to help you place objects where you want them

Several object alignment tools to help you place, pivot, clone and array your 3D models

Several selection and grouping tools to help you manage your 3D scene
Materials and Mapping
Several texture mapping tools to help you align, rotate, and scale your textures on objects or faces

Vertex colors painting tools

Texture mapping options for spherical, planar, box projections

Direct manipulation of texture vertices with extensive UVW Unwrap tool
Creation and Modeling
Extensive 2D and 3D parametric primitives

Convert 3D objects and primitives to other base geometry types

Modeling tools for splines, polygons, polygonal mesh, and Bezier patches

Polygon modeler with smoothing groups, mapping channels, vertex colors and custom face data

Polygon "proof" tools

MeshSmooth NURMS for organic modeling

Advanced spline-based patch modeling with patch, extrusions, beveling, welding edges, vertices, and more

Soft Selection tools for variably weighted surface control

Patch surface modifiers like Relax, UVW Unwrap, UVW Map, Material, etc and sub-object selection modifier for greater control of the surface properties

Explicit or procedural modeling modes
Fully customizable timeline so you can create animations of any length and complexity

Several controller types to help reduce time and complexity of creating animation

Shaded Bones with a unique squash and stretch ability

Trackview to help advanced animators manage complex animations

The Trackbar can display Audio files for matching up animations with audio

Multiple keyframe animation tools to help you create realistic animation

Basic character creation tools including a 2 limb animation solver, bones system and skinning
Light types include omni, free and target spot, free and target directional

All light types support plug-in shadows, shadow color and density, projected
images, contrast, edge softness, attenuation and decay
Create cameras to visualize your animation

Precise alignment and tracking tools to help you capture the action
Support for powerful 3ds max MAXScript—write custom scripts to customize your user interface and tools

Visual MAXScript, for quickly creating UI elements and layouts for MAXScript

Drag and drop support for MAXScript—add your favorite scripts to your toolbar

MAXScript Macro Recorder records your commands as you create—a great tool to help you learn MAXScript for you future job as an animator
Non-modal workflow: model, texture and animate in one consistent interface

Xrefs—load external references to help manage your assets

Add User Interface elements like sliders, dropdown lists, and buttons

Parameter Wiring connects any parameter from one object to another for cause and effect style animation

Undo and Redo definable in-depth with separate scene and viewport lists

Customizable user interface—customize your environment to suit your taste.
Customize interface elements, colors, custom toolbars, buttons, tool tips, macros, and scripts and quad menus.

Support for Macromedia Flash for complete user interface customization.

Context-sensitive menus for fast workflow
Minimum system requirements
Windows® 2000, or Windows® 98

Intel® or AMD processor at 300 MHz

128MB RAM and 300MB swap space

Graphics card supporting 1024 x 768 x 16-bit color (OpenGL and Direct3D hardware acceleration supported)

Windows-compliant pointing device

CD-ROM drive

Internet Explorer 5.0 (IE 5.5 recommended and available for download)

Macromedia Flash Player (included with the gmax installer)

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