Book Rigger

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Arda Kutlu



Book Rigger is the "one click" Page Turn solution for 3ds Max.

With Book Rigger it is extremely easy to make complex and accurate page and book animations inside 3ds Max in a few minutes if not seconds.







Main Features:

  • Create and Rig a whole book with any number of pages just in a single click
  • Interactive controls of page properties and turn-land-shuffle options.
  • Ability to Randomize secondary motion
  • Ability to shuffle the pages and adjust overall speed using multiplier
  • Ability to assign single/double sided materials and diffuse textures from animated sequences.
  • Ability to take apart all or some of the pages and provide them random directions.

What is new in version 3.0?

  • All Features are now completely interactive and adjustable at any time
  • Added Animatable Crease correction
  • Added Animatable "Bottom Angle" property
  • Added "Minimum Turn Angle" property
  • General Code optimization

Version History:

version 2.5 -Texturing options fixed

-Maximum degree of gizmo's randomization added

-Show Texture option is added (it is advised to let it unchecked books containing lots of pages and relatively high textures) ------------------------

version 2.21

-Bug Fix regarding to the Torn Apart options. Now it torns apart pages even if the  default in/out tangents are different than linear.

-Ability to turn the following page, before the previous one lands (shuffle) It is added as Shuffle Control to the master controller. It is also animatable. now its very easy to create a book which pages starts to turn slowly and speeds up gradually until it shuffles very fast.

version 2.1

-Added Take Apart Option


version 2.0

-New UI

-Added Crease center options for Flexibility, Turner and Landing parts. It allows greater control over creases.

-Added Crease Level for  Turner part which allows changing altitude of crease. It also make possible 360 degree turns properly.

-Added Material section. You can assign double or single sided materials. It is also possible to assign an image sequence and Book rigger makes every pages diffuse texture the corresponding frame number of that image sequence.


version 1.0Beta

-First release


Version Requirement: 
compatible with 2009 and above
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Natti's picture

Hi, thank-you for my

thank-you for my reply......
can't wait for version 2.5.......
thank-you so much for all your hard work in advance,
Masquerade you rock !!!
and thanks epic1511 for your help !!

masquerade's picture

There were problems with the

There were problems with the image sequence option as you noticed. I actually fixed that along with a couple of bugs. Soon I will publish it as version 2.5


epic1511's picture

hey natti, apparently,the

hey natti,

apparently,the back sequence isnt working there

i tried to assign back sequence but i couldn't..i think ur magazine has to be
only one page assigned each time u rig it(the page on the right-hand)

otherwise..debug the script and publish to help!

Natti's picture

please please could you

please please could you create a tutorial for image sequence materials,
as I am going round in circles trying to get my image sequence to work.
thank-you for all your hard work in advance.

Natti's picture

Hi and thanks for your reply,

Hi and thanks for your reply, :-)
I still am having trouble getting the materials to work,
should I load the first 2 images in my sequence as front and back materials and then load the sequence with the select sequence (Dif) button???
I am trying to create a magazine with images on both sides of the pages,
thanks again for this great script, your work is awesome.

masquerade's picture

I assume you are trying to

I assume you are trying to load a sequence. Dont select the ifl file. Select the first image of the sequence, and check the sequence checkbox at the bottom.

Natti's picture

Thanks, every time i try to

Thanks, every time i try to run IFL file I get Error unable to convert: undefined to type: Integer please help as I am new to scripts,

masquerade's picture

epic1511 and jais, You are

epic1511 and jais,
You are most welcome. Glad that you like it.

And Jais, that showreel is awesome. I really liked the concept.

jais's picture

Hey Arda! Thank you so much

Hey Arda!
Thank you so much for the effort.
It's guys like you that keep the internet awesome.
I made my class 1 reel on animation mentor with your script.
Check it out:

epic1511's picture

super script...iam using it

super script...iam using it with my project

thanks arda!


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