One-man 3ds Max plugin powerhouse Marius Silaghi has released TurboSmooth Pro.
The new add-on is designed to create “nice smooth semi-sharp creases on your models, unlike the ugly creases that the standard TurboSmooth [modifier] produces”.
TurboSmooth Pro enables artists to control creases by edge weights or smoothing groups, rather than having to contend with the fiddliness – and resulting artefacting – of placing support loops.
The plugin uses Pixar’s method of subdivision, the studio having released OpenSubdiv, its set of open-source libraries for “high-performance subdivision surface evaluation on massively parallel architecture” this summer.
TurboSmooth Pro is available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of 3ds Max 9 and above, price €40 (around $50).
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