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01 January 2009, 06:13 PM
As of today, Puppetshop is available for FREE!

Not just to subscription users, or users of the latest 3dsMax, but for all users, including 3dsMax 8, 9, 2008 and 2009.

You can download the full version on the puppetshop page over at:

Take care,

01 January 2009, 06:23 PM
Holy crap Kees!


01 January 2009, 06:27 PM
Thank you !!!

cheers Chris

01 January 2009, 07:40 PM
You're welcome!

01 January 2009, 08:45 PM
Wow, thank you. A very generous thing. Greatly appreciated.

01 January 2009, 08:52 PM
some great things happening for 3dsmax today or what!

thank you!

01 January 2009, 08:58 PM
That's very kind of you....really appreciate it!

01 January 2009, 10:47 PM
Kees for King. Lets keep this in mind when voting for an autodesk master ok :)
Thank you sir!

01 January 2009, 12:10 AM
thank you Kees for a great plug-in, I have a small question?

what about the Register button, its asking for a key.

just asking, after all its free.

thank you again :wavey:


01 January 2009, 12:30 AM
The register button is obsolete.
You can ignore it, or type some random number in there if you want.

When you download Puppetshop and install it, it is the full commercial version and you do not have to register anything.

Take care,

01 January 2009, 06:14 AM
Very Nice, Great job Kees.

01 January 2009, 07:14 AM
First CAT and now PuppetShop...its a good time to learn animation!

01 January 2009, 03:10 PM
wow! this is amazing - but does it mean the end of development on puppetshop tho Kees? (or at least, updates for future versions of max still an option??)

Either way...thanks for a great release, always wanted to try this!

01 January 2009, 04:21 PM
thank you very much for this! very generous of you, and very much appreciated :)

01 January 2009, 04:47 PM

How incredibly kind and generous of you. Be sure to buy yourself a beer on my behalf tonight.


01 January 2009, 04:48 PM
but does it mean the end of development on puppetshop tho Kees?

Not at all.
I will continue to develop & compile it for future versions as long as I can manage (and Autodesk doesn't make it too annoying to port plugins :scream: )

If I ever decide I no longer want to do so, I will release all of the source code publicly so somebody else can at least attempt to compile it for future versions.

I have no interest to see any of my tools go to waste as long as they are still appreciated by a good number of 3dsMax users.

01 January 2009, 07:47 PM
Very nice of you! Thanks a bunch!

01 January 2009, 07:59 PM
If I ever decide I no longer want to do so, I will release all of the source code publicly so somebody else can at least attempt to compile it for future versions.

I'll be there waiting... :wavey:


01 January 2009, 09:06 PM
Wow. Very generous of you. Thank you!

Does Puppet Shop have bendy bones and stretchy IK?

01 January 2009, 09:17 PM
Stretchy IK, yes (manual Stretch by default, but I have a video online that shows how you could have it stretch automatically if you want)

Bendy bones, not currently. Though it does have twist bones and the ability to layer FK bones on top of the IK bones to get some of this control, but not bendy bones exactly.

01 January 2009, 09:19 PM
I'll be there waiting... :wavey:

Thanks Dave!
You're to generous.

I'll see about getting you a copy of the source code for backup 'just in case' :thumbsup:

01 January 2009, 09:52 PM
Nice Kees, thankyou very much, I have'nt seen your name around for along time, and then you pop up and give the community something like this, amazingly generous. What are you doing now.
I just went to your main page now I see what you are doing. skin FX looks pretty cool too.

01 January 2009, 11:14 PM
I divide my time between Lumonix and a small game studio I helped setup called: Slick Entertainment (

I get to do the more complex stuff with Lumonix, like Skin FX, while keeping myself firmly grounded in game development.

Lots of fun.

If you are up for a long read, I once spilled 'the beans' over at

Thanks for taking an interest, I am honored. :bowdown:

01 January 2009, 10:07 AM
Great read, Scrap Metal video looks like a bit of fun, I like the shoot the fuel truck part, good luck with your game, looks like it would be great on PSP or Mobile. Is Scrap Metal an XB game or other platform as well.

01 January 2009, 01:55 PM
This is fantastic!! Thanks a lot, Kees! I can't wait to get started...
Dare I ask, why this move?

01 January 2009, 02:18 AM
Dare I ask, why this move?

'Cause you guys deserve it! :p

01 January 2009, 06:31 AM
'Cause you guys deserve it! :p

Wow! I'm Speechless! Thanks a lot man,
may God return you this favor some how ;)

Cheers!! :beer:

01 January 2009, 05:12 PM
thanks :thumbsup:

take care,

01 January 2009, 12:44 AM
Thanks! I was looking at this plugin last week & now it's free! :)

01 January 2009, 05:02 PM
thankyou very much for this awesome tool!

01 January 2009, 06:29 PM
hey thanks for the info dude!

02 February 2009, 11:44 AM
..curious, does anyone know if, once installed, puppetshop leaves a 'footprint' in a normal max file that would leave it unusable by anyone else without the plugin?

Just really keen to install at work, but don't want to mess up the files we use here.

I'm thinking of when I haven't actually got any puppetshop rigging in a file, just the plugin/scripts installed.

thanks in advance.

[EDIT: I have the same question about ShderFX]

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