Rendering in 3DS Max

AutoCad, MicroStation, ZWCAD, ARES, GstarCAD, 4M, IntelliCAD Etc.
Post Reply
Grahamws
I have made <0 posts
I have made <0 posts
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:39 pm
Full Name: Graham Sykes
Company Details: Lapis Design ltd
Company Position Title: Director
Country: United Kingdom
Linkedin Profile: No

Rendering in 3DS Max

Post by Grahamws »

Hi Could anybody provide some help with how to render a point cloud with 3D studio max, I have been following all the online help but I am having no luck whatsoever. Or is there any other software to render point clouds with ?

Many thanks

User avatar
Mike Annear
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 542
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:45 am
Full Name: Mike Annear
Company Details: Mike Annear
Company Position Title: 3D Modeler
Country: Australia
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: On an island off Brisbane ...
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 28 times
Contact:

Re: Rendering in 3DS Max

Post by Mike Annear »

http://www.clouds2max.com/
Eugene and David are long time members of this forum :)
Regards,
Mike.
Mike Annear
www.mikeannear.com
QLD, Australia.

User avatar
GCFdesign
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:23 am
Full Name: Gary Fellows
Company Details: GCF Design Limited
Company Position Title: Director
Country: United Kingdom
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: Rendering in 3DS Max

Post by GCFdesign »

You don't render a point cloud, however a textured mesh created from colourised data can be.
Regards,

Gary Fellows

Director

GCF Design Limited

https://gcfdesign.wixsite.com/gcfdesign

User avatar
Mike Annear
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 542
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:45 am
Full Name: Mike Annear
Company Details: Mike Annear
Company Position Title: 3D Modeler
Country: Australia
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: On an island off Brisbane ...
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 28 times
Contact:

Re: Rendering in 3DS Max

Post by Mike Annear »

If you don't want to use Max for rendering ...
You can use Veesus Arena 4D Studio,
Veesus Render plugin for Rhino 3D (My choice),
Blender 3D,
You can even create an animated rendered pointcloud plus model flythrough with CloudCompare.
Regards,
Mike.
Mike Annear
www.mikeannear.com
QLD, Australia.

Origin.KR
I have made 10-20 posts
I have made 10-20 posts
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Full Name: Kyle Rothwell
Company Details: Origin 4n6
Company Position Title: Tech
Country: usa
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Rendering in 3DS Max

Post by Origin.KR »

You might check out Unreal Engine.

I have no experience with UE but I have seen a lot of development in point cloud rendering.

May be worth investigating...

DavidL
I have made 70-80 posts
I have made 70-80 posts
Posts: 79
Joined: Thu May 28, 2015 1:11 pm
Full Name: David Lander
Company Details: Thames Valley Police Authority
Company Position Title: Crime Scene Surveyor
Country: UK
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Rendering in 3DS Max

Post by DavidL »

In my experience, Arnold renderer just doesn't work very well with point clouds, I got it working for a while but gave up on it. I think maybe it's only suitable for very small point clouds. I recently trialled the newest Clouds2max plugin and that seemed to work very well displaying the point cloud, however I still found rendering times to be slow. For producing quick and great looking animations of point clouds then you should check out Arena 4D.

Post Reply

Return to “CAD Software”