Maxscript 101 - Free Online Training

822 votes


The creator of Maxscript (John Wainwright) has made his previously commercial training DVD available for free on Vimeo! It's broken up into easy to watch chunks and even though it's a bit dated it remains one of the best introductions to MAXScript available.

A sincere thanks from the ScriptSpot community to John Wainwright for releasing his incredibly valuable training series for free and to our very own "Garp" for putting in the time to get the video split into sections & uploaded. Thanks!

Call for Python tutorials

864 votes

I've been seeing a lot of discussion about using Python with 3ds Max for quite a while now... I'd love to get some resources up describing Python - 3ds Max integration / workflow / processes. If you've got or would write a beginner tutorial or even an advanced tutorial, please share it with the community!

Some questions to get the ball rolling... What is Python? How does it compare to MAXScript? Why should someone use Python? Is Python best for end users or developers? How do you create a simple "hello world" Python script?


16 votes

Project Manager

583 votes

Project Manager -the utility for cataloging and use 3d models,materials, IES,HDRI & etc..
It help you with cataloging and using in your projects of a bitmaps, library of models and materials, also IES and HDRI files.
For more convenient job with libraries all information is presented in the thumbnails view.
The utility supports the viewing of all image formats supported by 3ds Max(Such as HDRI,EXR,TGA,PSD and more).

Changes for Project Manager v.2.23.07:

  • Adds the ability for read/write a comments and tags for IES files and some image formats*.
  • Adds the ability for searching by comments and tags for IES files and some image formats*.
  • Adds the ability to add custom file formats for file filter on "Models" tab.
  • Removed the OBJ file format from list of formats which compatible with the Corona Proxy.
  • Fixed a minor issue when merging the model as Corona proxy.
  • Simplify the ability to add files to 'Batch Render&Relink'.
  • Fixed a issue with adding new items to 'Batch Render&Relink' from ListView.
  • Fixed a minor issue when user try save a materials from selected objects.
  • Fixed a minor issue with updating.

* Supported formats: JPG, TIFF, PNG, PSD

Update History for all versions.

Asset Files

Fountain Animation Tools (F-Tools)

212 votes


About FTools.script in English:

Manual in English: 


560 votes

SolidRocks V1.8.4 is out !!  Support for  MAX 2010-2016, Vray 2.x-3.2 ! Rebus Farm/RANCH Computing interoperability

Finetuned Presets for Vray 3.x : Now render better AND faster !


360 votes

Render different types of masks (Luminance, RGB, Reflection, Lights/Shadows, ObjectsID, SSS, Texture, AO, ZDepth, Specular, Refraction). The script don't affect the scene materials, lights and render settings. Support "FumeFX" and "HairFarm".


50 votes

This script utilizes new EffectID property of the VrayMaterials in Vray 2.0 and creates MultiMatte render elements for the all or for the selected objects' Vray materials and assigns proper values to their Effects ID property.

VMC (VRay Material Control)

70 votes

Change VRay properties en masse!


  • Sets properties on all Vray materials and maps in the Scene, Selection or Material Editor in a couple of clicks.
  • Global Subdiv Reset for getting scenes where you want them.
  • Donors get support for all Vray Cameras, Lights, Modifiers & Geometry, Bitmaps, Color Correction Map and the 3rd party maps: Color Correct, MultiTexture, MultiScatterTexture & ForestMaterial and a set of handy Power Tools:
    • Batch Mode
    • Turn all/selected lights on/off


168 votes

Summary of changes for activeType 0.36

- removed spacewarp mods query (it was causing a bit of slowdown)
- disabled subobject, pflow and slate modes
(More detailed info on changes at the History notes below)

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