3ds Max 2016 vs 3ds Max 2017 vs Houdini 15.5.565 vs Blender 2.78 rc2 Start Up Time

I am comparing start up times for max 2016 -17, Houdini and Blender.

Why those 4 apps? Because I am a 3ds Max user since more than 20 years and now I am seriously learning Houdini and Blender. And I was so impressed by Blender Startup time that I had to make this video.

3ds Max is surely an app I will still be using all my life cause there's always a trick or two that the old cowboy has in his hat that allows him to act faster or easier (but not its startup time for sure).

But frankly Houdini really feels like a more modern app, I would even say like the most top-notch cutting edge 3D app you can ever imagine.

Blender on its side (apart the fact it is loading so fast and has many technology max doesn't even has!) is most of all the result of the most innovative way of developing a 3D app: free and open source. We can share it, change it, use it, break it, fix it,Trash it, change it, mail - upgrade it... like the Daft Punk song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtdWHFwmd2o


Alshader for V-Ray Mr Groleau turntable

A test with the new V-Ray Alsurface shader just implemented by Vlado. I just pout it on my WIP anatomy model (I call him Monsieur Groleau) I am creating in Zbrush and did a turntable to see how it's going. Far better than the vray sss2 shader!


Alshader for V-Ray

Vlado just ported Alsurface shader to V-Ray (partially). Here I tested Alshader for V-Ray versus V-Ray SSS2. Alsurface is the clear winner!

Now V-Ray has nothing to envy to Arnold!

Available on github: https://github.com/ChaosGroup/vray_al_surfacesss2raytracedMoreRedV-Ray_001

sss2raytracedV-Ray_001

sss2V-Ray_001

sssAlshaderV-Ray_001


Atomic explosion v010

Nuclear bomb simulated in PhoenixFD, 3DS Max, rendered in V-Ray.

Youtube prevented me from monetizing this video, I think they believe it's a real atomic explosion so we can't put ads on war related stuff... It's artistic stuff, not war! They put ads on blockbuster movies filled with explosion, but not on this one! LOL.