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What's new in Simplygon 10

The Simplygon 10 release brings a couple of real hero features to the game. In this version we have added a quad reducer and processor that helps with protecting seams when optimizing modular content.

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Demystifying vertex colors in 3ds Max

In this blog post we are going to optimize a game character in 3ds Max. We are going to use two sets of vertex colors; one which the game utilized and one which control the reduction.

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Your first remeshing in 3ds Max

In this post we'll introduce how to use the Simplygon plugin for 3ds Max and use it to remesh a very high poly model.

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What's new in Simplygon 9.2

In Simplygon 9.2, we have lots of new features for you to explore! With improved logging and a more extensive scene validation it is easier to detect and solve potential issues in your content. For those of you using 3ds Max we added support for morph targets, a set of new material nodes and Max 2022 support. Last but not least, 3ds Max and Maya plugins are now open sourced on GitHub!

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Visibility culling via 3ds Max's user interface

In many games the players movement is restricted to a certain volume, that means some object will only be visible from certain angles. That is where optimization through visibility culling comes in. In this post we'll show how to use it in 3ds Max.

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Remeshing interior design assets in 3ds Max

In this post we will create a proxy for an interior design asset using the 3ds Max Simplygon plugin. We will both use the basic remeshing with material baking template but also the advanced remeshing template to unlock some advanced optimization settings.

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Use shading network to recreate normal maps

This example show how you can use shading networks to recreate a normal map that had it's blue channel removed.

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Visibility culling through generated cameras in Max

This (Python) example demonstrates how to use the Visibility Culling feature to remove geometry that is not visible from a specific set of cameras. The cameras are automatically generated by Simplygon based on a user-specified visibility volume / geometry.

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Simple remeshing scripting in 3ds Max 2021

This blog post will show you how to write a simple remeshing python script in 3ds Max 2021, using the new Physical Material system.

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Impostor: Billboard cloud for vegetation

The billboard cloud aims to replace the objects in a scene with a view independent set of billboards. For vegetation assets the "Billboard mode" should be set to "Foliage" . This mode allows the billboards to represent the foliage volume with intersecting planes. The leaves should map to the billboards in a manner that keeps the perception of volume and silhouette close to the original tree.

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