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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

840 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

593 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
 

Read more and download


Project Manager version 3.10.27

 
  • Ability to create PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials when dragging multiple bitmaps.
  • Adds an ability to change item's preview size in the list using CTRL with mouse wheel
  • Adds buttons to the toolbar on the Textures tab for creating materials from selected bitmaps
  • Adds a new BatchModes to 'Batch Render&Relink' API - #RelinkPreSave, #RelinkPostSave. See an example in file "presetsAPI examplesBatch Script Example.ms"
  • Fixes an issue with display search result when searching in comments is on
  • Fixes a bug with merging models when Corona Interactive rendering is running
  • Fixes an issue with placing materials to Slate Material Editor when option "Convert file paths to UNC" is turned on
  • Fixes an issue with creating PBR materials from SBSAR files in 3ds Max 2017 and below
  • Fixes an issue with getting information about bitmaps from the cache

Project Manager version 3.10.06

  • Adds support to 3ds Max 2021
  • Adds an ability to create Physically Based Rendering (PBR) materials from SBSAR files
  • Adds an ability to create "OSL Map" texturemaps from OSL files
  • Adds an ability to create "HDRI Environment" texturemaps from HDR and EXR files
  • Adds an ability to specify the level of similarity of filenames for associated thumbnails when using fuzzy searching ["Auto-Assign Preview"]
  • Adds an ability to create new Favorites on the "Favorites" dialog
  • Adds an ability to move selected external asset files using the new menu-item "Move to" [Asset Files Tab]
  • Displays number of items in the file's gallery
  • Fixes an issue with relink asset files in the version 3.09.15
  • Fixes an issue with getting a preview for some DWG files

 
 

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.

Sweep Profile

561 votes

The new version of Sweep Profile PRO is released.

New features and fixes for Sweep Profile version 1.00.28

  • Adds an ability to setup profile before rendering preview
  • Adds Simplified Chinese and French localizations
  • Fixes a bug with using plugin when 3Ds Max uses non-English localization
  • Fixes a bug with crashing when Corona Interactive rendering is running
  • Fixes other some issues

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 for using architectural profiles.

 

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 !

RTTassist

538 votes

 

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