Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

RandoMixer randomises your 3ds Max scenes

Spline Dynamics, aka developer Hernán Rodenstein, has released RandoMixer, a promising new 3ds Max plugin for generating variations of 3D models, characters or scenes.

The plugin generates design, material or lighting variants of scenes for concept design and look development work, and can even automatically create simple motion-graphics style animations.

Quickly generate design, materials and lighting variants of your 3D models and scenes
RandoMixer generates variations of sets of objects in a scene, randomising the position, rotation and scale of meshes, the materials applied to them, whether scene lights are on or off, and which view camera is used.

That makes it a powerful tool for brainstorming, automatically generating sets of variant looks for 3D models, scenes or even stylised 3D characters, in order to explore design ideas, or to present alternatives to clients.

It includes a set of ‘smart scattering’ tools for set dressing, capable of automatically placing smaller objects like books and ornaments on furniture within a scene, also available as a separate plugin.

It’s even possible to export collections of variations to the 3ds Max timeline, making it possible to generate simple motion-graphics-style animations, as shown towards the end of the video above.

Pricing and system requirements
RandoMixer is available for 3ds Max 2015+. A perpetual licence costs $120 for use on up to two machines.

Read more about RandoMixer on Spline Dynamics’ website