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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

839 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

753 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

592 votes
3rd version of Project Manager gains a lot of new features for management 3D Assets. 
There is most unique from them – the ability to assign custom previews to materials, associate files with materials, and create a gallery of files associated with any type of assets including materials. 
You can also write a description for material and, of course, add materials to favorites.
 
Customers of 2nd version can upgrade to 3rd version with discount
 
 
 
  • Adds an ability to specify the number of levels for searching preview files in the "Auto-Assign Preview" dialog
  • Adds an ability to specify several Favorites to several items at once
  • Adds an ability to specify the number of points for preview Arnold Proxy
  • Adds an ability to Clear Gallery for selected items
  • Speeds up merging models to complex scenes
  • Extends an ability to customize interface: now customer can add some menu-items to toolbar
  • Adds an ability to assign shortcuts to some menu-items from the menu ( supported to CTRL, ALT + letters or numbers )
  • Fixes an issue with interactive rendering 3d files in a separate window for 3ds Max versions below 2019
  • Fixes an issue with paste and drag directories into virtual Catalogs
  • Fixes potential issues with asset view dialog
 
  • Adds an ability to Auto-Assign Preview for selected items or files in selected directories.
  • Extends capability for directories multi-selection - now customers can remove, hide, drag and etc for several directories at once
  • Speed-up changing paths in the database when convert paths to local or network from the "Preferences" dialog
  • Speed-up for searching in DataBase
  • Fixes a bug when searching for comments
  • Fixes an issue with pivot when merging as a proxy
  • Fixes an issue when a preview for materials didn't show on some computers
  • Fixes some other issues with materials what occurs on some computers
  • Fixes an issue with slow rename/copy files and directories what occurs on some computers
  • Fixes an issue in version 3.07.91 when renaming files and directories on some computers
  • Fixes issues when merging animated model using standard 3Ds Max dialog ( menu 'Merge' => 'Merge with Default 3Ds Max Dialog' )
  • Fixes an issue with saving materials with modifiers from selected objects when using drag&drop method
  • Fixes a potential issue when rendering materials from Favorites
  • Fixes some other issues

 
 

Update History for all versions.

Models 3D Models Browser
Materials Materials Browser
 
Textures Textures 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

568 votes

SolidRocks V2.3 is out !!  Support for V-Ray NEXT (update 2.1) and  MAX 2013-2020 ! Rebus Farm/RANCH Computing interoperability

SolidRocks adjusts and optimise all needed Vray parameters to reach the best rendertime/quality ratio.

Learn Vray progressively, see in realtime changes made by SolidRocks when you change resolution/quality.

RappaTools v1.92

558 votes

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

See RappaTools3 PlayTime 02 Here  and RappaTools3 PlayTime 03 Here !

Sweep Profile

558 votes

The new version of Sweep Profile PRO is released.

New features and fixes for Sweep Profile version 1.00.20

  • Adds an ability to rename profiles
  • Adds the ability to merge shape to the scene using the context menu
  • Move to directory and category "Kstudio"
  • Fixes an issue with correct display the maximized plugin window on some monitors

Sweep Profile - Plugin for quick and convenient applying profiles to shape with a modifier Sweep.
PRO version contains 37 prepared to using architectural profiles.

 

RTTassist

538 votes

 

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