Turbo Squid Adds hairfx to Discreet Certified Plug-ins

Turbo Squid, worldwide publisher for the Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in Program, has expanded its offerings with the introduction of hairfx from Dimension Design Animation Group.

Designed to give 3ds max artists the ability to create high-quality hair and fur through two atmospheric plug-ins, hairfx offers an new anti-aliasing engine, support for bucket-based rendering systems like finalRender Stage-1 and mental ray, expanded dynamics that interact with physics systems including reactor 2 and clothfx, fully multi-threaded rendering, motion blurring of animated hair and fur through velocity channels, special shadowing controls and the ability to select multiple emission locations for natural hair or fur growth.

In addition, hairfx interoperates with other Discreet Certified Plug-in tools such as finalRender Stage-1 and clothfx, and comes with one hour of video training.

Available for purchase through Turbo Squid at www.turbosquid.com/dcpstore and from Discreet at www.discreet.com/products/3dsmax/dcp, hairfx carries a suggested retail price of $595, with an introductory price of $495 for orders placed before Sept. 1. Existing users of Shag:Hair can upgrade to hairfx at no cost by sending the serial number to [email protected]

Shag: Fur users can upgrade for $300.