Spotmask 1.0

( SKU: 3dio-SPMSK1 )

Launch announcement ( 2013-12-04)

The solution for many mental ray artists and video compositors has been finally released. 3d-io, the creator of Unwrella, FlatIron and BonesPro has unveiled the next production tool for enhanced 3d and video post-processing interaction.

What is Spotmask?

Spotmask is the set of precision render elements for Autodesk 3dsmax mental ray.
These advanced output passes allow 3d artists to make flexible adjustments to their images and animations during post processing and compositing.
Spotmask is a lightning fast and easy to use solution for the requirements of serious image and video composition workflows.


The missing link for compositing in Nuke and Fusion!

Spotmask offers the new world position pass output as well as repaired and optimized motion velocity, UVW and normal passes. Especially the replacement for the current malfunctioning mental ray velocity pass allows artists to render fast motion blur in their video compositing applications.
This means the color, effects, motion blur, textures and filter corrections do not need to be rendered again, but simply and fast adjusted with Spotmask channels afterward.


Spotmask v1 features:

- Render element plugin for World-Position, Normal and UV Pass output
- Special advanced MentalRay output for Vector Pass (Motion Blur)
- Easy, customizable and reliable render output for efficient compositing work
- Very fast render speed



The latest version of Spotmask is now ready for download and offers full support for Autodesk 3ds Max 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014(each in 32 bit and 64 bit versions).

The Spotmask plug-in and a lot of associated training materials are now available at:

If you are a veteran 3d video artists, you can at last engage the correct render elements in order to improve your animation workflow even more.

If Spotmask and render element technology is new to you, check out the comprehensive tutorials and free trial to see how Spotmask works.


About 3d-io

3d-io games & video production GmbH is a Germany based software company founded 1996. It is dedicated to provide digital content, high-quality 3D and 2D design and affordable and easy-to-use software products like Games and Infotainment. 3d-io has an established presence in design production, digital content creation and graphics animation. Major German and international game and infotainment companies including Ubisoft, Firaxis, Sega, Monolith, Sanzigen, Gameloft, deepsilver, Related-Designs, as well as industrial and telecommunication key players such as Pixomondo, Disney, Sony, Panasonic, Konami, Fuji, Mitsubishi, CBS TV Network, FOX, Thyssen, Mercedes, Deutsche Bank, Krupp and Ferrero have utilized 3d-io’s unique graphic style and technology.

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