SnowPrint is now available as a standalone plugin!

SnowPrint is now a standalone plugin for 3D Studio Max to print objects onto other objects to create imprints, footprints, pencil strokes, wetmaps,...

Before version 2.0 SnowPrint was included in SnowFlow. Now it's available as version 2.0 to produce more precise imprints in less time. It's newly programmed from the ground up to gain more speed (it uses all cpu cores) and to bring better usability. After installation you can find the SnowPrint texture in your material editor.

Have fun with SnowPrint!


new hdri panorama equipment: Roundshot VR Drive

We thought: it's time for a quality boost!
We bought: Roundshot VR Drive 2 "full"

To bring much better HDRIs to our customers, we invested in new panoramic equipment. Before this we used a tripod, a digital camera and a fisheye lens to capture a fullspherical HDR panorama. While the process was very error-prone and time-consuming, the result was okay but far away from brilliant. The brand new panorama head called "VR Drive" automatically controls nearly every DSLR camera and takes photos in a pre-calculated order. No camera shaking, no more "waiting and clicking", no more problems while stitching all those pictures together for our panoramas. It's definitely a big boost for our pipeline!

You might ask "Okay, that's good for you but what's my benefit???"
Your biggest advantages are sharper HDRI panoramas, bigger HDRIs and a much wider dynamic range, which results in better 3D renderings!


Substance Bitmap2Material on

We are proud to offer the brand new plugin Bitmap2Material on our website. With Bitmap2Material it's possible to convert any photo, texture or bitmap into a seamless tileable material and use it directly in 3D Studio Max, Maya or even in realtime with Unity 3D. It also generates normal maps, displacement maps, specular maps and ambient occlusion maps on the fly. Nearly endless possibilities for your 3D renderings!

Substance Bitmap2Material plugin

You get more information on our Bitmap2Material product page or directly on

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