Maxon is now shipping its free plug-in that ties its BodyPaint 3D tool with Discreet 3DS Max version 3.0 and 4.0. The company says the plug-in lets 3D artists combine the two applications, with artists able to add details to textures in a 3DS Max scene, or even paint in raytraced mode with real-time feedback. Users will need to have both 3DS Max and BodyPaint 3D to use the plug-in, which is now freely downloadable from Plugin Cafe. The BP<>Max exchange plug-in requires BodyPaint 3D 6.3 or later.