New Utility: "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge" Now Available

"PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya", new utility plugins, are now available. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max and Pencil+ 4 for Maya can download them for free.

*Requires Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max version 4.1.1 and up / Pencil+ 4 for Maya version 4.0.1 and up.

About Pencil+ 4 Bridge

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya are used to write Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file and read them back. The data is managed as a file separate from the scene file, so it can easily be applied to another scene. Pencil+ 4 settings can also be shared between 3ds Max and Maya for greater convenience.

*Pencil+ 4 Bridge can only import and export Pencil+ 4 settings. The rendered results will vary depending on the shaders, lights and rendering algorithms used.

From 3ds Max to Maya

From Maya to 3ds Max

System Requirements

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max
Windows version
Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Installed copy of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max (version 4.1.1 and up)

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for Maya
Windows version
Autodesk Maya 2015 / 2016 / 2016 Extension 2 / 2017 / 2018
Installed copy of Pencil+ 4 for Maya (version 4.0.1 and up)

Download Procedure

Download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.
PSOFT User Page

*Licenses for both Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max and Pencil+ 4 for Maya are required for exporting and importing Pencil+ 4 settings between them.

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New Utility: "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge" Now Available

"PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya", new utility plugins, are now available. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max and Pencil+ 4 for Maya can download them for free.

*Requires Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max version 4.1.1 and up / Pencil+ 4 for Maya version 4.0.1 and up.

About Pencil+ 4 Bridge

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya are used to write Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file and read them back. The data is managed as a file separate from the scene file, so it can easily be applied to another scene. Pencil+ 4 settings can also be shared between 3ds Max and Maya for greater convenience.

*Pencil+ 4 Bridge can only import and export Pencil+ 4 settings. The rendered results will vary depending on the shaders, lights and rendering algorithms used.

From 3ds Max to Maya

From Maya to 3ds Max

System Requirements

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max
Windows version
Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Installed copy of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max (version 4.1.1 and up)

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for Maya
Windows version
Autodesk Maya 2015 / 2016 / 2016 Extension 2 / 2017 / 2018
Installed copy of Pencil+ 4 for Maya (version 4.0.1 and up)

Download Procedure

Download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.
PSOFT User Page

*Licenses for both Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max and Pencil+ 4 for Maya are required for exporting and importing Pencil+ 4 settings between them.

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Release of "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 for Maya" 4.0.1 Compatible With Bridge

We released "PSOFT Pencil+ 4.0.1 for Maya" which is compatible with PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge for Maya.

This version supports Pencil+ 4 Bridge to import and export Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file. It also includes various bug fixes. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for Maya can update their products for free.

Changes Since the Previous Version

[New features]

  • Supports importing and exporting [Pencil+ 4 Material] and [Pencil+ 4 Line] settings to file with [PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge].

[Modifications]

  • Fixes failure in Smooth conversion when nodes have the same name.
  • Fixes failure in Smooth conversion when there are intermediate objects.
  • Fixes intermittent crashes when smoothing meshes with Selected Edges.
  • Fixes cases where scenes were not being saved correctly when using Selected Edges.
  • Modifies the labels and directions for Brush Details &gt Stroke &gt Loop Direction.
  • Applies the same equation as the 3ds Max version for Gradation's Smooth interpolation.
  • Fixes Gradation's Spline interpolation equation.
  • Fixes Gradation control points being deleted when they had the same X coordinate.
  • Fixes unintentional creation of Gradation control point [0].
  • Fixes problems with rendering with the network rendering plugin when legacy render layers were being used.
  • Fixes wrong line drawing results when there were multiple renderable render layers.
  • Fixes wrong Render Area in the Render View when using a renderer other than Maya Software.
  • Adjusts the delay timing of the Pencil+ 4 Line viewport settings.
  • Fixes the manual not opening when the plugin module was deployed to a network drive.
  • Updates the version of Qt.py.

About Pencil+ 4 Bridge

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya are utility plugins that can import and export Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file. In addition to transferring Pencil+ 4 settings between Maya scenes, they can also be used to transfer between 3ds Max and Maya.

Please have a look at the news story New Utility: "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge" Now Available for details.

Supported Versions of Maya

Autodesk Maya 2015 / 2016 / 2016 Extension 2 / 2017 / 2018

Update Procedure

Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for Maya can download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.

Product Prices

Free Demo Versions

Free demo versions of all PSOFT products are available so you can try out our products before you decide to buy them. Please take this opportunity to check out our plug-ins directly in your own Maya environment. The free demo versions are introduced on the following download page:
*Pencil+ 4 Bridge cannot be used with the Demo version.

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Release of "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 for Maya" 4.0.1 Compatible With Bridge

We released "PSOFT Pencil+ 4.0.1 for Maya" which is compatible with PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge for Maya.

This version supports Pencil+ 4 Bridge to import and export Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file. It also includes various bug fixes. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for Maya can update their products for free.

Changes Since the Previous Version

[New features]

  • Supports importing and exporting [Pencil+ 4 Material] and [Pencil+ 4 Line] settings to file with [PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge].

[Modifications]

  • Fixes failure in Smooth conversion when nodes have the same name.
  • Fixes failure in Smooth conversion when there are intermediate objects.
  • Fixes intermittent crashes when smoothing meshes with Selected Edges.
  • Fixes cases where scenes were not being saved correctly when using Selected Edges.
  • Modifies the labels and directions for Brush Details &gt Stroke &gt Loop Direction.
  • Applies the same equation as the 3ds Max version for Gradation's Smooth interpolation.
  • Fixes Gradation's Spline interpolation equation.
  • Fixes Gradation control points being deleted when they had the same X coordinate.
  • Fixes unintentional creation of Gradation control point [0].
  • Fixes problems with rendering with the network rendering plugin when legacy render layers were being used.
  • Fixes wrong line drawing results when there were multiple renderable render layers.
  • Fixes wrong Render Area in the Render View when using a renderer other than Maya Software.
  • Adjusts the delay timing of the Pencil+ 4 Line viewport settings.
  • Fixes the manual not opening when the plugin module was deployed to a network drive.
  • Updates the version of Qt.py.

About Pencil+ 4 Bridge

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya are utility plugins that can import and export Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file. In addition to transferring Pencil+ 4 settings between Maya scenes, they can also be used to transfer between 3ds Max and Maya.

Please have a look at the news story New Utility: "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge" Now Available for details.

Supported Versions of Maya

Autodesk Maya 2015 / 2016 / 2016 Extension 2 / 2017 / 2018

Update Procedure

Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for Maya can download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.

Product Prices

Free Demo Versions

Free demo versions of all PSOFT products are available so you can try out our products before you decide to buy them. Please take this opportunity to check out our plug-ins directly in your own Maya environment. The free demo versions are introduced on the following download page:
*Pencil+ 4 Bridge cannot be used with the Demo version.

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Release of "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max" 4.1.1 Compatible With Bridge

We released "PSOFT Pencil+ 4.1.1 for 3ds Max" which is compatible with PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max.

This version supports Pencil+ 4 Bridge to import and export Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file. It also includes various bug fixes. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max can update their products for free.

Changes Since the Previous Version

[New features]

  • Supports importing and exporting [Pencil+ 4 Material] and [Pencil+ 4 Line] settings to file with [PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge].
  • Adds functionality to set and retrieve curve control values using MAXScript.

[Modifications]

  • Applies the Diffuse Color Map with Nitrous shader when a Standard material is set as the [Basic Material] of a [Pencil+ 4 Material].
  • Fixes an issue where the parameters would not be saved correctly and the program would crash when using the Objects and Materials lists under [Pencil+ 4 Material / Advanced Settings] and [Pencil+ 4 Material / Line Related Functions].
  • Fixes the polygon control for [Highlight Design] under [Pencil+ 4 Material / Advanced Settings] so that it can be edited using MAXScript.
  • Line drawing now handles all primitives as 2-sided when [Force 2-sided] is enabled in Render Setup.
  • Corrects an error in the name of the class used to generate [Pencil+ 4 Line / Reduction Settings] using MAXScript.
  • Fixes a crash problem when outputting EPS and AI files with [Pencil+ 4 File Output].
  • Fixes a crash problem when displaying the Material selection dialog.
  • Minor adjustments to the appearance of the user interface.

About Pencil+ 4 Bridge

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya are utility plugins that can import and export Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file. In addition to transferring Pencil+ 4 settings between 3ds Max scenes, they can also be used to transfer between 3ds Max and Maya.

Please have a look at the news story New Utility: "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge" Now Available for details.

Supported Versions of 3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Update Procedure

Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max can download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.

Product Prices

Free Demo Versions

Free demo versions of all PSOFT products are available so you can try out our products before you decide to buy them. Please take this opportunity to check out our plug-ins directly in your own 3ds Max environment. The free demo versions are introduced on the following download page:
*Pencil+ 4 Bridge cannot be used with the Demo version.

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Release of "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max" 4.1.1 Compatible With Bridge

We released "PSOFT Pencil+ 4.1.1 for 3ds Max" which is compatible with PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max.

This version supports Pencil+ 4 Bridge to import and export Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file. It also includes various bug fixes. Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max can update their products for free.

Changes Since the Previous Version

[New features]

  • Supports importing and exporting [Pencil+ 4 Material] and [Pencil+ 4 Line] settings to file with [PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge].
  • Adds functionality to set and retrieve curve control values using MAXScript.

[Modifications]

  • Applies the Diffuse Color Map with Nitrous shader when a Standard material is set as the [Basic Material] of a [Pencil+ 4 Material].
  • Fixes an issue where the parameters would not be saved correctly and the program would crash when using the Objects and Materials lists under [Pencil+ 4 Material / Advanced Settings] and [Pencil+ 4 Material / Line Related Functions].
  • Fixes the polygon control for [Highlight Design] under [Pencil+ 4 Material / Advanced Settings] so that it can be edited using MAXScript.
  • Line drawing now handles all primitives as 2-sided when [Force 2-sided] is enabled in Render Setup.
  • Corrects an error in the name of the class used to generate [Pencil+ 4 Line / Reduction Settings] using MAXScript.
  • Fixes a crash problem when outputting EPS and AI files with [Pencil+ 4 File Output].
  • Fixes a crash problem when displaying the Material selection dialog.
  • Minor adjustments to the appearance of the user interface.

About Pencil+ 4 Bridge

Pencil+ 4 Bridge for 3ds Max / Maya are utility plugins that can import and export Pencil+ 4 Material and Pencil+ 4 Line settings to file. In addition to transferring Pencil+ 4 settings between 3ds Max scenes, they can also be used to transfer between 3ds Max and Maya.

Please have a look at the news story New Utility: "PSOFT Pencil+ 4 Bridge" Now Available for details.

Supported Versions of 3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Update Procedure

Registered users of Pencil+ 4 for 3ds Max can download the latest version by accessing the "Download" section of the PSOFT User Page.

Product Prices

Free Demo Versions

Free demo versions of all PSOFT products are available so you can try out our products before you decide to buy them. Please take this opportunity to check out our plug-ins directly in your own 3ds Max environment. The free demo versions are introduced on the following download page:
*Pencil+ 4 Bridge cannot be used with the Demo version.

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