FumeFx Preset Tool

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UPDATE: v1.0Beta

Hi Again!

Thought i would give you guys a christmas Preset! ;) What better then to make fire whens its cold! Well unless your an aussie, as that would just be plain stupid ;)

Fixed two more Bugs:
ToolTip was incorrect on the animation controllers.
Animation wasn't keyed on the explosion, when the animation coller tick box was off.
EDIT: Fixed the saveOutput Bug.

Anyways the instructions are in the .rar file attached.
Also creating Fume container's through maxscript breaks the preview window, restarting max sovles the issue.
Also v1.1 FumeFX wont actually work with this, as they changed the preset files from 1.1 to 1.2. Getting FumeFX 1.2b fixes this issue.
Also thanks for all the replies and emails i have been one slack person with responding, busyier then I like to think.






Not too long ago I decided to start tackling some Max script to speed up my work flow, after doing a simple tool for cracking geo (just like rayfire by mirvadim.....which IS far more stable, and integrated into reactor/PhysX), I decided to tackle something which extends the "preset" functionality in FumeFX.

Basically what I have made is something that takes the auto pilot out of the initial set-up, (which I have now found to save me anywhere from 15 -30 mins of intial set-up on effects, this is great as I am just making my fx's library at work, so there's nothing to go from.)

A quick run-down: Makes a container, light, source, add them together with their own specific attributes, loads in a preset i have created. Then one button click later and your simulating a preset like fire, or an explosion.

What I have is fairly basic and I plane to extend this further in my spare time. But ANY feed back on what I am making/showing would be awesome!

ATM I'm not looking at releasing it, as is a bit buggy, and fairly simple, but once I have a tone more presets, get it being allot more reliable, and overall more "complete", I'll then most likely will release it out.

Currently I have made four main and one standard preset: a "default", "Fire", "Explosion", "Oil Fire" and "Mist".

I'm looking to add more elements like different types of smoke, more elements to explosions, embers into fire, magical effects, handles (in view port) for extra animation, material connection into FumeFX,container baking to moving objects, baking to particles, and also particle driven fume.
A nice long list, but something which will save me heaps of time making FX's at work, and also save other time as-well.

Anyways here's a link to all the video's that are on my site (hosted on youtube through my website, and should be HD), please comment, as the feedback for what you guys think or would like to see would be fantastic!


Cheers Kieran!

FumePresets_Tool_Kobfx.jpg141.97 KB
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asbassie's picture

No bite this time, thank you

No bite this time, thank you so much for sharing this phenomenal tool. It is a very Merry Christmas indeed.

affanhaseeb's picture

@@ To gud my friend

To gud my friend


Admin's picture

Kieran - would you mind copy

Kieran - would you mind copy / pasting your new description / image into a "script" instead of "news"? Then just paste a link into this news post with a link to the script and I'll close comments here.

Now that you've got a working script, I think it'll be a bit easier for people to find later on if it's filed correctly...

Thanks a lot - I wish I had fumefx to try this with - it looks like a great script and I think will be very useful.

Christopher Grant
Admin, ScriptSpot.com

wicq08's picture

HI kieran, hahaha I din´t

HI kieran,
hahaha I din´t mean House , I meant doctor Chase from House MD. you sound exactly the same . well there is a bug. sometimes it says theres not enough free disk and the script just crash and sometimes works perfect in the same session. also it doesnt ask for an output path, I have to do ti manually.

kogden's picture

Hahaha House, Nah Im not

Hahaha House, Nah Im not House...btw thanks for that ;) my work got a right old kick out of it, and so did a few of my friends :D They were giving me crap throughout the day LOL.

As i mentioned before I hope to get more into it eventually, but as work got in the way of doing this, which i feel horrible about, as i know alot of people were waiting for it! But when i get more time theres a bunch more i hope to add, but i wont promise the world just yet :). But certainly expect more!

On that note, if people have requests few presets, post them up as I am now subscribe to my thread (forgot to do that before), It would also be cool if people could make files of presets they want as I could knock them in about 30-60mins (pretty easy after i fixed all my stupid issues), as its not the implementation its the functionality that takes the time. Just shoot me an email and we can go from there! O and try and keep to just fluids as getting things like rain, as much of a great preset that would be (i just had a thought about that...mmm maybe lol), they are probably more particle based and pflow has a nice preset manager as is.

Also with helping with the suggestions, it would be awesome if people helped with this as its a tool for the community really, and its about helping the casual/ beginer guys out, and maybe save some time for the more pro peps too, So yeah a community effort for this would be absolutly fantastic!

Anyways I ramble and but keep giving feedback!

Have fun!


Kieran Ogden-Brunell | www.kobfx.com

Kieran Ogden-Brunell | www.kobfx.com | www.vimeo.com/kobfx

wicq08's picture

Hi Kieran very good script.

Hi Kieran very good script. I already used it and it works in 3ds max 2008. I hope you can add more presets in the next release like clouds field, sand moving, rain , etc. I have a question: Are you Chase from House MD? I watched the 4 minute video from your website and you sound just like doctor Chase from House MD.
best regards,

IKS2k's picture

thank you very срач

thank you very срач чувак !!!

wicq08's picture

hi kieran , maybe you can

hi kieran ,
maybe you can add sand moving preset aswell

wicq08's picture

Hi kieran, nice to hear

Hi kieran,
nice to hear about you after so many time. well I think you can add others prests like clouds, car smoke, rain

kogden's picture

Hey guys if you have any

Hey guys if you have any cool ideas for things you would like to automated a little, inparticulary with-in Fume...Put then up and I'll see what i can do!

Cheers Kieran.

Kieran Ogden-Brunell | www.kobfx.com

Kieran Ogden-Brunell | www.kobfx.com | www.vimeo.com/kobfx

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