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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

751 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

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.

Project Manager

584 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.2.70.25:

  • Now you can save materials to library by dragging them directly from Material Editor**
  • Caching the materials thumbnails
  • Details View for Materials
  • Adds the ability to save sceneMaterials to Material Library using context menu of treeview
  • Updates for Unique Asset Tracking System what allows to working with assets which not support the default 3Ds Max Asset Tracking System
  • Adds support to RedShift Renderer – merging Proxy, creating IES and RedShift materials
  • Adds support to Arnold Renderer – merging Proxy, creating IES and Arnold materials
  • Adds the ability to create a fR_IES from IES photometric files (Final Render)
  • Adds “.BHV” and “.SKP” files as default formats for 3d files
  • Native preview for SketchUp files (.SKP)
  • Adds the ability to create Biped from .BHV files
  • Adds the ability to adding buttons for custom scripts to toolbar
  • Adds the ability to save comments and tags by pressing CTRL+ENTER
  • Adds the ability to rendering previews for models using all cameras present in rendered scene
  • New option “Fit view to nodes” – to disable/enable fitting view to objects in rendered scene
  • New methods and properties for API: PostScriptInfo.FitCameraFov and “BeforeRender” property for PostScriptInfo.BatchMode
  • Fixes an issues with rendering previews: now studio scaled to nodes instead previously used method for scaling nodes for fitting to studio
  • Fixes a bug when merging objects with hierarchy ( for example animated nodes )
  • Fixes an issue for 3Ds Max 2017 with assigning textures to modifiers and objects by dragging to Command panel
  • Fixes a minor issues with merging xRef
  • Some interface changes and speed improvements
  • Fixes an issue with very slow loading material libraries on complex scenes when use a Nitrous Direct3D Display Driver
  • Fixes an issue with locking a rendering view after rendering thumbnails for materials using default render-preset

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

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

537 votes

 

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Sweep Profile

534 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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