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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

590 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, IES photometric, BVH Motion capture, FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, GrowFx, Revit, Substance, BIP motion, SketchUp, Revit, 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.2.94.50:

  • Adds the ability to Retarget Common Root
  • Adds the ability to rebuild cached thumbnails for selected items
  • Adds the ability to re-link external links on the fly for imported models
  • Adds the ability to re-link external links on the fly when exporting models
  • Adds texture support for interactively rendered 3D files
  • Adds support for additional texture formats for interactively rendered 3D files
  • API change: integrates new PmCallbacks struct which allows the use of callback events
  • Fixes a bug for assets where the name begins with the symbol '$'
  • Fixes a potential bug in Kstudio's Asset Tracking System

Changes for Project Manager v.2.94.12:

Project Manager version 2.94.12 receives a great capability to interactive rendering of FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d files.
Now there is no need to render previews for such files –
when opening a folder with this type of 3D content, previews will be automatically generated for them.
If you need to consider the model in more detail, you can open it in a separate 3D viewport of Project Manager.

  • Adds an ability to interactive rendering preview for FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d files
  • Adds an ability to preview the FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d models in separate additional 3d-viewport of Project Manager
  • Adds an ability to export 3ds Max files to material library files ( menu-item “Export to:” => “Material Library”)
  • Adds an ability to set custom thumbnail for materials ( menu-item “Thumbnail” => “Set Custom Thumbnail”)
  • Fixes an issue with creating Redshift IES lights
  • Fixes an issue with creating Octane IES lights
  • Fixes an issue with exporting 3D files to another formats through menu-item “Export to:”
  • Fixes an issue with slow placing objects in 3ds Max 2012-2016 using the ‘Object Place&Paint’ tool with “Paint on Nodes” option
  • Fixes a minor issue with merging the 3d model by double-click
  • Fixes an issue with annoying message of Archvision RPC plugin at start
  • Fixes a potential bug with filtering of files
  • Fixes an issue with copying files from windows explorer to Manager through clipboard

Project Manager v.2.92.00

This version of Project Manager receives an ability to work with GrowFX - plant modelling system.
Now you can see native embedded thumbnail, create GrowFX objects by dragging the .GFX files into viewport and convert them to Proxy on the fly.

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 V2.2 is out !!  Support for V-Ray NEXT and  MAX 2013-2019 ! 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

546 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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