3ds Max | Scripts

Lele's Vray Tools

156 votes

A set of tools to aid in the daily VRay work.

Updated to install with Max 2014.

WARNING: there is NO guarantee than any of the tools will work as intended, that they won't break your scenes in dramatic fashion, or skin your cat while you aren't looking.
This update comes purely because i needed the Physcam Autofocus for a personal test, and noticed they didn't install or run.
Having lost the source code for the encrypted parts, all i could do was to patch fix the (very ugly, with hindsight) installer and individual script launchers.
At least the autofocus routines still work in vray 3.0.
Feel free to let me know of issues, but also know that without a complete rewrite (quite unlikely), the fixes won't be forthcoming.

Updated for VRay 1.5 SP2.

The installer from V. 1.4ss - SP2 onward now has an option to automatically add the scripts to a ctrl+shift+alt quadmenu.
Notice it should append the scripts to whatever is already in the quadmenu (nothing, by default).
Please report any odd behavior, or undesired effect: it's a first attempt at the code, and may contain issues.

Anything to Physcam v.1.4: converts max standard cameras and viewports to VRay Physical Cameras, along with FoV animation.V.1.4 corrects a bug with camera views conversion, copies across clipping planes' ranges , and allows for individual camera naming at creation, rather than later by hand.

Matrix-Weighted Exposimeter V. 1.21 : very similar in principle to that of dSLR, it allows for different weighting of each slice/square in which the image is divided, as well as allowing a different range of pixel brightnesses to be chosen for the exposure (akin to real world lens filters).
Entirely customisable for behaviour.Now with auto-white balance and preset manager!

From V. 1.16 it supports exposure / White Balance animation through the script.
Please note this is not meant to be a frame by frame tool: doing so will result in flickering (like for standard dSLRs) and will likey lead to max crashes due to maxscript memory heap overload.
Keep previews small, Nth frame at around 1 second, and go in and refine by hand activating "Auto Key" from the max interface and exposing the problematic areas.

The Sample Rate calculator, new with 1.19, is an early attempt at DMC AA optimisation.
It will render a sample pass with whatever DMC AA (ONLY!) settings you have, analise the sample rate, and guestimate a new threshold value (AA noise threshold only) so that the BIAS setting may be met (+- 2.5%).
The BIAS indicates the pixel brightness average in the sample pass (where ~0 is min sampling, and ~1 is max sampling).
V.1.21 fixes the inconsistencies in vray versions when using QMC (now brute force) as a method for exposure GI.

GTVFX-ANM_maxVRayCameraConverter

2 votes

 

 

Converts Standard Max cameras into VRay Physical cameras or the other way around.

When converting to Vray camera there is the option to use either FOV for Focal-Length.

 

 Updates:

2014-02-09:

Updated UI. Fixed a bug when converting the focal length of VRay camers to FOV for standard cams the built-in function within Max was marginally off causing a mis-match between the origianl camera and the converted camera.

miauu's Script Pack vol.2

8 votes

 

PlacePeople

2 votes

PLACE PEOPLE (Commercial script)

Path_Flow

 

Queue_Flow

PLACE PEOPLE is a 3ds Max plugin written in MaxScript that allows the user to place characters created with the 3ds Max 'Populate Toolset' anywhere, following a 3D spline path, and be glued to any surface, in really few mouse clicks.

V-Ray MultiMatte / Object ID Manager

1 vote

V-Ray MultiMatte and Object ID Manager.

Handling ObjectIDs in Max can be a hassle. This hopefully simplifies life for you. You can:

- Easily set IDs on all selected objects.
- Select objects by their ID.
- List all IDs in the scene
- Clear IDs
- Automatically clear out old MultiMatte Render elements and recreate only the ones you need in the scene!

v2.0:

- Refined UI
- Added incremental add and use next available ID option 

Material Slots Cleaner

2 votes

Simple script to batch clean material slots... by slot name or by Class used in slot (eg NormalBump etc)

It shows a list of material classes + used slots, (only used slots will be listed).
Then you can select what you need to clean and press Clean

AnalyticsFX

23 votes

ANALYTICS FX IS A POWERFUL TOOL FOR CREATING ANIMATED CHARTS BASED ON USER DATA.

One-click mass booleans

1 vote

Must-have plugin for fast modeling! Now with ProBoolean.

Fast 1-click boolean operations with multiple objects:
-Union selected objects.
-Subtract selected objects from the first selected object.
-Subtract the last selected object from the other selected objects.
-[ProBoolean] Union selected objects.
-[ProBoolean] Subtract selected objects from the first selected object.

Textures2materials

3 votes

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Textures2materials is a very handy plugin which can turn multiple textures into materials at once (into multi-material or into multiple material slots). It also checks if your textures have a bump versions and load them as bump. "Must have" plugin for any 3D designer.

Materializer

4 votes


Materializer (materials equalizer) is the fastest way to create materials mixing different templates. It works like equalizer but for materials!
Example: To make glossy wood press the 'Wood' button and then add a little bit of plastic.

Every time you hit 'Set' selected material will be updated without removing of maps.

Currently only V-RAY supported.

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