MCG Learning Resources

Introduction/History

This Is MCG / Eddie Perlberg
Introducing Max Creation Graphs / Christopher Diggins
MCG: Visual Functional Programming / Christopher Diggins
Max Creation Graph Updates in 3ds Max 2016 Extension 1 / Christopher Diggins
Max Creation Graph: The Year in Review / Christopher Diggins
MCG – What’s New 2017 / Martin Ashton
MCG – What’s New 2018 + Sample Pack! / Martin Ashton
MCG Help : What’s New in MCG 2018
3dsMax 2018 MCG improvement #1 – Easy Map|Live Types| Undo / Changsoo Eun

Concepts – MUST READ!

MCG – The Function Connector Part 1: Reading Functions / Martin Ashton
MCG – The Function Connector Part 2: Building Functions / Martin Ashton
The Array Looping Cook Book / Martin Ashton
MCG – World Space Effects / Martin Ashton

Autodesk 3d Max Learning Channel

Introduction to Max Creation Graph 8-part video series
3ds Max – MCG – An introduction to Max Creation Graph
3ds Max – MCG – Creating a Clone Modifier – Part 1 – Duplicates & Position Offsets
3ds Max – MCG – Creating a Clone Modifier – Part 2 – Rotation and Scale Offsets
3ds Max – MCG – Creating a Clone Modifier – Part 3 – UI Customization
3ds Max – MCG – Using Compounds
3ds Max – MCG – Object Creation
3ds Max – MCG – Packaging and Installing
3ds Max – MCG – Modeling a Baseball

Tutorials

MCG – The Low Poly Modifier Part 1 / Martin Ashton
MCG – The Low Poly Modifier Part 2 / Martin Ashton
MCG – Horns and Transforms / Martin Ashton
MCG – Deformers and Gizmos / Martin Ashton
MCG Tutorial: How to make a Select By Face Area Modifier / Dave Wortley
Elara Systems MCG videos – Wet Maps and more
MCG Wave Modifier / Paul Neale
3ds Max 2017 MCG Tutorial – Transform Mesh Modifier / Christopher Diggins
3ds Max MCG Invert Selection Modifier / Martin Coven
Whipper v1.0 – Graphs explained / Jean-Thierry Roy
mcg wheel graph v2 vs v1 / Jean-Thierry Roy
AU Class: DV20447: Virtual-Reality Procedural Experiences with 3ds Max Software’s Max Creation Graph and Stingray

3ds Max Help

3dsMax 2018 has a dedicated section for MCG help. These documents are very well written. These are just links to section head. Use the left pane to browse the actual content.
Getting Started
File Management and Packaging
Arrays and Functions – THIS SECTION IS MUST READ.
Tool Inputs
Customizing an MCG Tool with MAXScript
Samples and Tutorials

CASE STUDIES

Using Bullet Physics in Max Creation Graph / Christopher Diggins
Curvature to Vertex Color Modifier using Max Creation Graph / Christopher Diggins
Max Creation Graph Geometry Stacker / Christopher Diggins
Emulating a Particle System using MCG / Christopher Diggins
3ds Max MCG Fun With Matrices / Martin Coven
3ds Max MCG Spherify / Martin Coven
3ds Max MCG CurveAffectRegion and ColorByDistance / Martin Coven
MCG Populate Drop to Surface / Dave Wortley
MCG Transformation Modifiers / Dave Wortley
MCG – The Network Deployment Guide / Martin Ashton

SAMPLE PACK

Max Creation Graph (MCG) Sample Pack for 3ds Max 2016 / Christopher Diggins
Direct Download link

Flux and the Max Creation Graph Sample Pack 2 / Christopher Diggins
Direct Download link

Max Creation Graph Samples for 3ds Max 2017 / Christopher Diggins
More MCG Sample Tools for 3ds Max 2017 / Christopher Diggins
Direct Download link

MCG – What’s New 2018 + Sample Pack! / Martin Ashton
Direct Download link