PSOFT Pencil 3.07 For 3ds Max 20: A Non-Photorealistic Rendering Plugin
PSOFT Pencil is a plugin for 3ds Max that allows you to create realistic pen-and-ink and color pencil drawings as well as animation cels. It offers a high level of control over shading, line drawing, and render elements output. In this article, we will introduce some of the features and improvements of PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20.
Materials with a high level of expressiveness
PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20 lets you create materials that can reproduce the flat look of cel shading and the texture of pencil sketches. You can also make specific materials stand out by using material penetration, light intensity control, and highlight design. You can edit the material colors intuitively using the gradation bar, and use maps to control the gradation offset and stroke effects. You can also make the color of lights and ambient lighting affect the materials, and set the color of shadows separately from the zone gradation colors.
Fast and beautiful line drawing
PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20 can draw a wide range of expressive lines such as uniform lines, lines jutting out of objects, rough sketch lines or lines with width modulation. It supports multithreading and multiple platforms, so it can quickly draw lines even for complex scenes with thousands of overlapping objects. You can also use external references for line settings, and configure line drawing for individual materials. You can also use new edge detection settings such as selected edge, open edge, and merge group.
PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20 comes with unique modifiers that can enhance your non-photorealistic rendering. For example, you can use the Line Merge Helper to merge lines automatically or manually across multiple objects. You can also use the Reflection/Refraction Map modifier to create realistic reflections and refractions on non-photorealistic materials.
Powerful render elements output
PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20 allows you to output various render elements such as material ID, zone ID, line ID, line color, line width, line opacity, line direction, line density, line length, line angle, highlight ID, highlight color, highlight opacity, highlight direction, highlight density, highlight length, highlight angle, etc. You can use these render elements to fine-tune your non-photorealistic rendering in post-production.
PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20 is a powerful and versatile plugin that can help you create stunning non-photorealistic rendering effects. It is compatible with 3ds Max 2017 to 2020[^2^], and you can download a free demo version from the PSOFT website[^1^]. If you are interested in creating realistic pen-and-ink and color pencil drawings as well as animation cels in 3ds Max, you should definitely give PSOFT Pencil a try.
Improved usability and compatibility
PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20 has a more user-friendly interface and a better affinity with 3ds Max. You can switch the display language of the user interface, adjust the line set list height, and display data in lists. You can also use the Nitrous shader to display Pencil+ 4 materials in real-time in the Nitrous viewport. You can review the highlights and zones with a quality close to the rendering result. PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20 is compatible with 3ds Max 2017 to 2020[^2^], and supports the Max script command Render for Pencil+ 4 Line Render Element[^2^].
Tutorials and support
If you want to learn more about how to use PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20, you can check out the tutorials on the PSOFT website[^1^]. You can find video tutorials, manuals, and MAXScript references that cover various topics such as installation, basic usage, material settings, line settings, modifier settings, render elements settings, etc. You can also contact the PSOFT support team if you have any questions or problems with the plugin.
PSOFT Pencil 3.07 for 3ds Max 20 has been used by many professional artists and studios to create stunning non-photorealistic rendering works. You can see some examples of their works on the PSOFT website[^1^]. For instance, you can see how SHIROGUMI INC. used PSOFT Pencil to create the anime series \”Etotama: Nyankyaku Banrai\”[^3^]. You can also see how other customers used PSOFT Pencil to create illustrations, comics, games, commercials, etc.