Between getting renderings out, visiting construction sites, and fixing computers other than mine, (how is it that the 3D guy always ends up being the I.T. guy too?) I just never got around to addressing this one. Well, it's been bugging me that this has been an issue for over a year now and I never addressed it... so here we go:
If you've been using 3dsmax 2011 or 2012, you may have noticed that the Two-Sided Map that is super useful for creating translucency in things like grass and leaves is missing! Well not really. Autodesk has just chosen to "hide" the map, even though it is installed. This is typically done if a map is "unsupported" or does not contain documentation.
So you may be asking now "how do I get it back?" Here's how:
mia_lens_bokeh map which is also cool.