Monday, April 27th, 2015 Posted by Jim Thacker

Kinematic Lab ships Atom for 3ds Max

Kinematic Lab – aka developer Clovis Gay – has released Atom: a versatile-looking 3ds Max motion graphics plugin, intended to create effects similar to Rowbyte’s Plexus add-on for After Effects.

The plugin uses 3ds Max’s Particle Flow system as a source, generating points, lines and faces between the particles, enabling artists to use standard Max tools as well as Atom’s own parameters to control the effect.

The resulting procedural geometry can be baked for rendering using Crate, Exocortex’s free Alembic exporter, or Max’s own tools; or Thinkbox Software’s XMesh system.

This 15-minute video tutorial covers the basic features, and Gay is continuing to add new functionality: a second video covers the new options added over the past weekend alone.

Pricing and availability
Atom is available now for 3ds Max 2010 and above. A single node-locked licence costs €50 (around $55).

Read more about Atom on the product page on Kinematic Lab website