Best laptop for 3d in 2019

I get a lot of questions about if its possible to use a laptop to learn 3d, and the trust is, in 2019 there are plenty of laptops and not expensive that can run perfectly any 3d software.

Here some suggestions of laptops I think will be very good for 3d during this 2019.

I created a complete article with a lot of information here:


On a budget:

Asus gl553 Dell inspiron: MSI gp63: (This one is a more modern laptop than the one I use)

15″ gaming laptops:

msi stealth 15″ 1060: msi stealth 15″ 1070: (very thin laptop) asus strix II 15″ 1060 or 1070: MSI gs65 15″ 1060 : MSI gs65 15″ 1070:

Good quality and nice finishes laptops (if you need something looking more professional):

Dell xps 15: Aero 15 RTX 2070 version available razer 15 inch:

Ultralight …

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Free 3d Models

A lot of times when I do R&D or personal projects I look for free content to work over. This are my favourite places for free and with the right copyright to reuse 3d models, textures or animations.

On effectivetds you will found the full links list:

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TP Bullet Vehicle

I did long time ago (4 years!) this video:


Using the  (back then) new Bullet vehicle. Lots of people ask me for a tutorial, so here it is, a tutorial about how BTVehicle work in Thinking Particles.

You can download the file here:




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Curso introduccion a Thinking Particles en español

Por la falta de contenido para Thinking Particles, he creado un curso completo en

Mas de 20 tutoriales, 9 horas de contenido didactico. 1Gb en escenas en 3dsmax,  objetos escaneados retopologiados cortesia de,  y mucha mucha informacion sobre tecnicas en Thinking Particles!

No solo de que boton pulsar, pero de entender la filosofia detras del programa para que podais sacarle el maximo rendimiento. Dirigido no solo a VFX pero tambien a motiongraphics.


I did a spanish introductory course, since there was not so much information about TP in Spanish. Multiple techniques and tricks to understand the program.

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Mastering ValuetoValue operator

In this one hour  tutorial I will explain valuetovalue, why I use it so much, different uses, and combining in different scenarios.

I use value to value for  convert input values to new ones (linear or not linear, invert..), use it as a non linear time animation, to clamp values and much more!

9 Tutorials in one!

0:00 Intro 17:08 normalize debris distribution 21:54 normalize vb raster 24:50 Break linear distribution 32:24 Valuetovalue based on distance 36:36 valuetovalue in provability 42:57 Change density distribution 46:37 Procedural animation 54:38 Terminal velocity 1:00:00 v2v and onetoX

You need 3dsmax 2015 or later, and TP6 or later.

Download 3dsmax scenes here:  

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