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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

837 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

752 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

589 votes

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max models, materials, textures and lights.
  • Merging models, materials, bitmaps and IES using drag& drop.
  • Store/Create Proxy with materials.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials and IES photometric files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, DWG, SketchUp, BIP motion, HDRI & etc.
  • Support to Substance textures
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Power Asset Tracking Management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.91.05:

Merging

  • Adds an ability to drag textureMaps to Material Editor without converting it to material by holding the SHIFT key
  • Now materials and textureMaps which dragged into Slate Material Editor will be place under mouse position.(3ds Max 2014 and above)
  • Adds support to Alembic (.ABC) files. Now you can create Alembic Object from ABC files.
  • Adds capability to export selected objects to several file-types.
  • Fixes an issue with viewport when merge some models.

Asset Tracking

  • Display progress bar when Copy and Relink assets
  • Speeds up the relinking of asset files approximately in 7 times!
  • Fixes a minor issue with relinking background images
  • Fixes a bug with crashing the plugin in scenes which contains VRayOSLTex and VRayGLSLTex textureMaps

Rendering preview

  • Fixes an issue with using Vray Frame Buffer for rendering thumbnails in Vray Next.
  • Fixes a bug with rendering some 3d models.

Interface

  • Fixes a minor issue with dragging some directories in the treeView.
  • Fixes an issue with copy a Favorites directories with files.
  • Fixes an issue with renaming a directory with same name to different case.
  • Fixes an issue with dragging some files between directories.
  • Fixes an issue when dragging materials/maps between material libraries
  • Fixes a bug when sometimes selecting some .max files into listview can slow down the 3ds Max.
  • Fixes an issue with generating preview for some .PSD files.
  • Fixes an issue with opening file with associated application in Windows 7.

Other

  • Simplifying Deployment. New capability for installation plugin and creation the identification files in silent mode.
  • Fixes some potential issues with compatibility with other 3ds Max plugins.
  • Fixes a potential issue with generating bug-reports.

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

586 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

557 votes

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

See RappaTools3 PlayTime 02 Here  and RappaTools3 PlayTime 03 Here !

Sweep Profile

541 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.

RTTassist

538 votes

 

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