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Call for Python tutorials

866 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?

Maxscript 101 - Free Online Training

832 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!

Outliner

750 votes

 The Outliner 2.0 is a fast and easy to use scene management tool. It has a wide range of features, including selecting, hiding, freezing, linking and grouping objects in the "Hierarchy Mode". In the "Layer Mode" you can organize your scene by dragging&dropping objects from one layer to the other. What's more, the Outliner offers support for nested layers, to manage scenes more efficiently. The interface is nimble enough to keep it open constantly.

10 Year Anniversary Celebration

626 votes

10 years... What a ride! During the past decade artists & developers - people just like yourself - have come to this site to find tools that will make their lives easier. I've been honored to get to know many of you, to learn from your techniques and see thousands of artists find the tool they needed. I think one of the things that has amazed me the most over the years is how cross cultural ScriptSpot has become. This isn't just a site that people in Hollywood use, or for that matter a site that people in North America use.

Project Manager

585 votes

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Best tool for organizing any type of 3D files.
  • Simple drag and drop for merging and assigning models, materials, textures, biped, IES lights and more.
  • 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, Arnold & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.80.61:

  • Adds the ability to customize templates of Materials and Textures
  • Adds support to VRscans Materials *
  • Adds support to DarkTree Materials *
  • Adds support to OSL Materials ( VRayOSLMtl ) *
  • Adds support to GLSL Materials ( VRayGLSLMtl ) *
  • Adds support to SiNi ProxSi
  • Adds the ability to set custom path for cache folder
  • Adds the ability for restore database from backups
  • Adds 'Standard Surface' and 'Physical Material' to list of default templates for Materials
  • Fixes an issue for 3Ds Max 2014 with dragging a material to Project Manager from Slate Material Editor
  • Fixes an issue with fitting camera view to nodes when camera has invalid target
  • Fixes the issue with rendering preview for Proxy in versions 2.70.25-2.70.37 using the Batch Render&Relink tool.
  • Fixes the bug with filtering items in Demo mode
  • Fixes the bug with rendering previews for models and materials in versions 2.70.25-2.70.37
  • Fixes the bug with crash of 3Ds max when Corona interactive rendering is active
  • Fixes a bug when working with Assets whose name begins with the symbol "$" ( Error message: "$directory not recognized")
  • Fixes an issue with saving materials and models with maps.
  • Fixes an issue with using the render settings from scene/studio in batch mode.
  • Fixes an issue with redrawing some items after changing the thumbnails size for listview.
  • Fixes an issue with network paths in Folder Browser dialog.
  • Fixes an issue with preview for some SketchUp files.
  • Fixes an issue with displaying asset files for xRef scenes.
  • Fixes the bug with crashing the 3Ds Max when user try remove some links from scene.
  • Fixes the rare bug what can occurs on closing the plugin.
  • Fixes the issue with opening VrMat files with #Found status.
  • Fixes the issue with found compatible renderer for some materials.
  • Fixes the issue with saving Material Library after changing the path to VrMat file.

Update History for all versions.

Models 3D Models Browser
Materials Materials Browser
Textures Textures Browser
HDRI HDRI Browser
IES IES Photometric Browser
Asset Files Asset Tracking

Max Hotbox

585 votes

 

This script is in open beta phase, available for public.

Who creates the best interface for the users? The users theirselves! This tool is inspired by the Maya Hotbox. It is not ment to be a tool collection on its own, its idea is to provide ways to you for accessing and organizing functionality. Build your own interface, customize your workflow to your needs.

SolidRocks

566 votes

SolidRocks V2 is out !!  Support for  MAX 2010-2017, And Latest V-Ray 3.5 ! Rebus Farm/RANCH Computing interoperability

New presets for Vray 3.5 : Now render better AND faster !

Vray 3.5 is now managed into this new SolidRocks.

RappaTools v1.92

556 votes

RappaTools3 and RappaTools2 available... see new website: http://remusjuncu.com/rappatools/

See RappaTools3 PlayTime 02 Here  and RappaTools3 PlayTime 03 Here !

RTTassist

538 votes

 

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Sweep Profile

532 votes

Script for a quick and convenient applying of profiles to shape with a modifier Sweep.

Included to Trackscripts pack with the 37 prepared to using architectural profiles.

User can add\change custom profiles in the folder “\Scripts\TrackScrips\Section”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweep Profile v.0.97

  • Fixes a bug with adding a new catalog.
  • Fixes an issue with setting a size of profile.
  • Enlarged a size of thumbnails.
  • Adds ability to avto-check for updates.

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