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JPixel
02-14-2008, 04:17 PM
any ways to make particles in max look good? like instead of just spheres and sprites, shaders that do smoke, dust etc

scrimski
02-14-2008, 04:57 PM
Define 'look good'.
What you are aiming for?

figure8
02-14-2008, 05:50 PM
shaders need meshes. so first of all you should know how to create a mesh of your particle-mass. the easiest (and of course cheapest) way is using the blobmesh-modifier.
for fluids i think realflow or a glu3d are good choice. for fire, smoke, etc. i assume fumefx or afterburn are pretty cool. maybe you can check out turbosquid.com or realflow.com to download a trial or look at further features.

JPixel
02-14-2008, 07:16 PM
by look good i mean not separate little particles, something that actually looks like billowing smoke, dust, like its one big mass joined together

ienrdna
02-14-2008, 09:13 PM
Afterburn can render dust and smoke.

PsychoSilence
02-15-2008, 07:47 AM
any ways to make particles in max look good? like instead of just spheres and sprites, shaders that do smoke, dust etc

http://laurent.renaud.free.fr/tuto02-uk.html

cheers,
anselm

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