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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

828 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

748 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.

Max Hotbox

584 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.

Project Manager

583 votes

Project Manager

  • Easy to organize and use 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.2.30.31:

  • Fixed an issue with merging Itoo Forest objects.
  • Fixed a minor issue with assigning materials to objects.
  • Fixed a minor issue with sorting items in the listview.
  • Adds an ability for select items by typing them names on the keyboard.
  • Now by default a transformation of objects doesn’t reset after merging.(*)
  • Now by default empty objects (with 0 faces) don’t excluded from merging.(*)
  • Zoom to a map/material after placing it into the Slate Material (3ds Max 2014 and above).
  • Fixed an issue with creating textureMap from file when drag a file into the Slate Material Editor with SHIFT key.
  • Fixed another bug with opening the ‘Folder Browser’ dialog what occurs on some computers.
  • Fixed a bug what occurs on some computers with setting the Material/Map Browser to old style.
  • Fixed an issue with showing thumbnails in the ‘Confirm replace’ dialog.
  • Fixed an issue with clearing items in listView after closing the ‘Preferences’ dialog.
*You can change this options in the ‘Preferences’ dialog

Update History for all versions.

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SolidRocks

562 votes

SolidRocks V1.9.5 is out !!  Support for  MAX 2010-2016, Vray 2.x-3.3 ! Rebus Farm/RANCH Computing interoperability

New presets for Vray 3.3 : Now render better AND faster !

Vray 3.3 is now totally 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

537 votes

 

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Sweep Profile

517 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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