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Find identical geometry and instance it

34 votes

Everybody who have imported large amount of data from any cad system know that it normally kills the instancing. The intention of this script is to find geometrically identical nodes and instance them. This script will of course work if someone have used copy instead of instance in a scene and wants them instanced instead.

Added 2015:
I'm happy to see that so many have tried out my Sunday hack that I made 5 years ago...but as it was only something to do for a Sunday its not really something I support. I would love to, but my daytime job takes all my time ;-)

MCG - stackMesh

3 votes

stackMesh will add another mesh on top of current mesh by keep watching the height from bounding box. it can be use for anything but for this example you can see the idea for mix and match the building just buy stacking one onto another. as result we can create model in non destructive way. also the great thing in max modifier is it so simple to arrange the order .

Fast Architecture

7 votes

 

Fast Architecture is a Maxscript that create a modern building structure, make your own design in real time, usefull to make cityscapes.

Max Defaults

5 votes

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New Version v0.51
 - Save most of properties of objects and modifiers
 - up to 7 defaults / presets - just Ctrl, Alt, Shift combination
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This script saves and loads not accessible Max Defaults. It automaticaly starts with your 3ds Max and works in background.

It saves selected values of modifiers as your defaults / presets and load them while adding new modifier (just hold Ctrl button)

It can copy / paste modifier properties to other max instance !

ProPal: Projection Tools for Baking Models into Tiling Textures

2 votes

ProPal is a scripted geometry plugin and a special custom attribute to work with Projection modifiers and InodeBakeProjProperties and InodeBakeProperties to quickly convert geometry into tiling textures with various render elements. For any geometry that needs to be baked into a seamless U tile (or a seamless V tile) this tool helps you accomplish it very fast.

Cleaner

58 votes

Problem: The filesize of scenes suddenly increases dramatically. This slows down the workflow since every manual-save and autobackup-save takes long and it fills your fileserver with maxfiles that are very big.

Reason: 3ds max adds notetracks and reactor-collisions to the scene. A common workaround for this problem is ctrl+N (New Scene: Keep Objects and Hierarchy) or to merge your scene into an empty new scene.

Modifier Modifier Zorb

261 votes

v 2.7.07 Added "Edit Bitmap Gamma" to Materials right click menu to edit the gamma values on bitmap texture maps

v 2.7.06 Fixed bug where object has multiple non unique property names (Vray Lights)

v2.7.05. Added support for parameters with no entries. Works with Thinkbox Frost again

v2.7.04. Added support for Corona Renderer Materials

Edit ALL modifiers, ALL objects, ALL Materials, All Controllers, ALL Shadow types and ALL atmospherics/Render Effects. Work in max from a "Class-centric" way rather than a per object way. Edit thousands of object's perameters, randomize thousands of seeds, enable thousands of modifiers and more with a few clicks!

General Features (applies to all modifiers, controllers, materails, shadows, atmos and render effects):

MASS EDIT: Mass edit one property on all nodes at once, You can specify an absolute value, a relative value or apply an absolute value to modify

MASS RANDOMIZE: Randomize one property on all nodes at once

SELECT/DELETE BY CLASS: Select all objects with a meshsmooth, or all spheres or all objects with a path constraint etc

FULL INSTANCE/REFRENCE TOOLS: Make all objects/modifiers of a class or selection instances. Make Base object refrences. replace base objects with another obj (eg make all selected boxes an instance of a vrax proxie.) Available for Modifiers and Base objects only ATM.

LOAD/SAVE PRESETS: Load and save presets in xml format for modifiers, objects, etc.

Specific Features (Can be done to All or selected):

Modifiers: Enable, Disable, Enable in viewport, Disable in viewport.

PointCache Modifiers: Set ranges, Set path, Flush path, Reload, Record.

FumeFX: Simulate, Load settings

Lights: Turn all, selected, selected classes on or off. Multiply all light vlaues.

Xref Object: Merge object

Materials: Show/Hide In Viewport:  Shows the material in the viewport. Doesnt work with texture maps yet.

Bitmap Gamma: Mass edit the bitmap load gamma settings. Choose auto or an overide value. Max 2014+

Spring Controller: Modifyspring controller settings (Needis its own section as springs are controlled differently with maxscript.

Merge Xref Controller:  Merges All/Selected controllers

MCG SymmetryRadial

1 vote

 

This modifier is to enable you to model with Radial Sym on like in Zbrush.

Vu_mcgRope

4 votes

I modified the ARingClone mcg to have a twist with it and end up with a rope maker. Basically, you create 1 really tall cylinder, apply Vu_mcgRope modifier to it and define how many strands of rope and the amount of twist. Apply a PathDeform to your rope to shape it with a spline.

That's it. Any questions...I'm just trying my hands on MCG for the first time. It's free, of course. Vu. vusta@hotmail.com

MCG Venetian Blind

1 vote

This MCG takes one vane, clone them evenly up to your window height. As you pullup the blind, the vanes move accordingly and naturally you can rotate the vanes to Open/Close positions. Too lazy to get around to doing a video...I think you get the idea.

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