Maxscript 101 - Free Online Training

825 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

865 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?

Modifier Modifier Zorb

266 votes

v 2.8.03 Fixed Save preset bug (for plugins like ky_trails)

v 2.8.02 Fixed ini file bug stopping wondow for opening a 2nd time

v 2.8.00 Added Exclude text field for filtering by name. Editing Refrence targets Tab now working!!! This means you can mass edit FumeFX object settings such as speed multipliers and other FumeFX and TP properties that were previously impossible to edit!

v 2.7.07 Added "Edit Bitmap Gamma" to Materials right click menu to edit the gamma values on bitmap texture maps

Edit ALL modifiers, ALL objects, ALL Materials, All Controllers, ALL Shadow types and ALL atmospherics/Render Effects. Work in max from a "Class-centric" way rather than a per object way. Edit thousands of object's perameters, randomize thousands of seeds, enable thousands of modifiers and more with a few clicks!

General Features (applies to all modifiers, controllers, materails, shadows, atmos and render effects):

MASS EDIT: Mass edit one property on all nodes at once, You can specify an absolute value, a relative value or apply an absolute value to modify

MASS RANDOMIZE: Randomize one property on all nodes at once

SELECT/DELETE BY CLASS: Select all objects with a meshsmooth, or all spheres or all objects with a path constraint etc

FULL INSTANCE/REFRENCE TOOLS: Make all objects/modifiers of a class or selection instances. Make Base object refrences. replace base objects with another obj (eg make all selected boxes an instance of a vrax proxie.) Available for Modifiers and Base objects only ATM.

LOAD/SAVE PRESETS: Load and save presets in xml format for modifiers, objects, etc.

Specific Features (Can be done to All or selected):

Modifiers: Enable, Disable, Enable in viewport, Disable in viewport.

PointCache Modifiers: Set ranges, Set path, Flush path, Reload, Record.

FumeFX: Simulate, Load settings

Lights: Turn all, selected, selected classes on or off. Multiply all light vlaues.

Xref Object: Merge object

Materials: Show/Hide In Viewport:  Shows the material in the viewport. Doesnt work with texture maps yet.

Bitmap Gamma: Mass edit the bitmap load gamma settings. Choose auto or an overide value. Max 2014+

Spring Controller: Modifyspring controller settings (Needis its own section as springs are controlled differently with maxscript.

Merge Xref Controller:  Merges All/Selected controllers

Project Manager

583 votes

Project Manager

  • Easy to organize and use the 3ds Max models, materials, textures and lights.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials and IES files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, HDRI & etc.
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Missing external files management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.26.22:

  • Add the ability to import 3d models as Octane Proxy.
  • Add support to Octane renderer version 2.XX
  • Uses the CoronaBitmap instead Bitmaptexture when use the Corona renderer as current renderer.
  • Uses the Rgb image texture instead Bitmaptexture when use the Octane renderer as current renderer.
  • Fixed a bug with creating a Octane diffuse material from texture.
  • Fixed a bug in the Demo version when a customer try search the asset files.
  • Fixed issue with renaming a Catalogs.
  • Fixed issues with creating and relinking a Maxwell lights.
  • Fixed some minor issues with material tree.
  • Update SQLite to latest version.
  • Fixed a minor issue with using plugin API after starting the 'Batch Render&Relink'.
  • Fixed a bug when draging texture to Slate Parameter editor.
  • Fixed a bug in the 'Confirm replace' dialog.

Update History for all versions.

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Materials
Textures
HDRI
IES
Asset Files

Para 3d 4.75 released.

289 votes

Para 3d Version 4.75 released

You must uninstall older version of Para3d before installing this package.

 

New features

    • Groups.Using groups you can organize Para 3d nodes. See this video

Render Optimizer V5

438 votes

Bug Free !!! Wink

Hi Guys,

Welcome to Render Optimizer V4. Use this tool to activate the mental ray "secrets". Optimize your Renderings with new Light-Method, Sampling-Method and RAM-Managment. 

ProRibbon

5 votes

Not really a script but a replacement for the default "Graphics Modeling Tools" ribbon.

Batch Camera Render

246 votes

This script aims to replace standard 3dsmax's Batch Render and imitates Houdini Output Node workflow. Using it you can specify rendering parameters - frame size, frame number, output path - directly to camera object, so every camera in scene 'knows' what it intended to render. Additional functionality is Lighting Assignment - you can specify which light will be turn on or off for selected camera during the rendering.

Updates:

  • Improved performance with scenes with lots of cameras
  • Added support of Vray RT as a production renderer
  • Added support of using MFRender script to render scenes through BatchCamera script.
  • Bugfix - Error was popping up sometimes during drag-n-drop
  • Bugfix - Render elements didn't render in certain conditions
  • Bugfix - Pre-render/post-render scripts didn't work on network rendering

Here are some details: http://usakhelo.github.io/batchcam/batchcam-1.9.20.html

Fountain Animation Tools (F-Tools)

213 votes

 

About FTools.script in English:
http://www.fountain-tools.com/en/service/ftools-script-info/

Manual in English:
http://www.fountain-tools.com/downloads/6

ProSequencer

16 votes

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