3dsmax - External HDD Issue

Troubleshooting 3dsmax

Since I have been working on a laptop recently I keep my large assets, textures, models etc on an external hard drive which most of my 3D files are linked to. What I was not aware of is that your hard drive goes to sleep automatically after awhile - which you will notice a few seconds lag when diving down a few folders deep if you have not used your hard drive directly for 10-20 minutes. Fortunately I found a fix on a blog which I found recently which fixed my crashing issues completely and so far so good, ill update this otherwise.

Railclone - Windows Part 1

2 Panel Conditional

I am doing a three part series on building parametric windows using Railclone. This is the first installment which is starting off basic and is a slight adjustment of itoo's parameterising windows tutorial. You should watch this first as it explains how the Arithmetic/Selector node works. I will provide the expression anyway below if you don't require a thorough understanding Itoosoft Parameterise Windows Tutorial

Industrial Zones

Industrial Zones can usually look a tad dry and boring so this was a fun little project to work on for Ipswitch, QLD - a waste energy recycling power plant. The concept comes from a German company called Remondis and is a great initiative to turn all waste products into energy for over 50,000 homes in the region. You can check out some of the visuals I did for the project below.

ABC News Article

I also did a warehouse in Melbourne which is in a similar vein recently and thought id keep the industrial zone work together.

MA008_Warehouse_v03.jpg

Railclone - Parametric Facade Wall Builder

I came up with this Parametric Wall Builder as Im always building houses from CAD plans. It enabled me to be able to quickly build the walls and window, door & garage holes without needing to adjust the geometry by hand, it all works using splines. Its also helpful if a client comes back with changes to the Elevation as you can readjust the splines and the windows & walls readjust instantly.

You can adjust the Wall height, thickness & plaster size using user input parameters as well as the window capping thickness. You can view a short gif of how it works and for the full tutorial you can see the bottom of the page.

Orabel Apartments

Working on lots of interiors lately so in the spirit of things here is some of my latest works with a few kitchens that were the focus of a new development going up in Melbourne on the water front. I love the interior designers choice on this project and the way they integrate the sea colours with their Scandinavian style apartments.

You can view the content as well on their website below:

https://orabel.com.au/

http://resimaxgroup.com.au/current-project/orabel-water-front/