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Script for copy and paste objects from scene to scene use list of files. You can save objects in one scene and paste them from the list into another scene or max window. Paste is possible by whole scenes, by objects or layers. Also you can save objects as fbx or in previous version of 3dmax.
You can assign copy/paste operations on hotkeys like Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V.

Useful for creating libraries of objects and scenes.


Versions History:
version 1.5.5
-Adapted for 3dsmax 2020
version 1.5.4
-Added drag&drop
-Added merge options
version 1.5.3
-Fixed illegal characters when file saving
version 1.5.2
-Added merge by layer
-Added merge as XRef
-Added uninstall
-Added files changing monitoring
-Added settings:
---show version
---watch for changes in directory
---hotkeys settings
version 1.5.1
-Added hotkeys
version 1.5
-New UI
-Added paths and UI properties saving
-Added paths list
-Added thumbnails
version 1.0
-First release

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wezzard's picture


Hi Andrfil,
I inserted an image of what I do in order to workaround this small issue. So I need to delete the Xref controller in order for me to copy the newly inserted xref from where it is now and not from it's origin point. And I need to delete the Xref material in order to modify the material for this specific scene.
thanks you for listening!

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andrfil's picture


Hi wezzard! Thanks for your feedback!
But I didn't quite understand your idea. What do you mean by 'merge the controller (and maybe material) by default'?

wezzard's picture

xref includes

Hi andrfil, thank you for this script it's very useful! I would like to suggest a feature for the next update: is it possible to merge the controller (and maybe material) by default(or have an option to) when we add an Xref? The problem is when I try to copy the newly insert Xref, it copies from the insertion point..

andrfil's picture


Tell me, are thumbnails visible in Windows Explorer? If not, you must first solve this problem, because the script takes a preview from the file.
Now I can not test the script in 3dsmax 2019, so answer this question first.
Also problem may be that in the settings of the 3dsmax is not set save the preview. Check it please.

Mr.Neilen's picture

@andrfil, Correct me if I am

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the link only discusses an issue of a max file not able to preview in the open/save dialog of 3ds Max. However, this is not the case. For me, it is the preview thumbnail within your script that does not show up. Instead it just displays the 3dsMax icon.

andrfil's picture


Mr.Neilen, I did not test the script in 3dsmax 2019. But most likely the problem is the same as in other versions. Try to see this link:

Mr.Neilen's picture

all my preview objects not showing

Hi, I using your script in 3ds Max 2019. However, when I hover over a file it previews it as a 3ds Max icon. I made sure I had saved the file, but nothing changes. Did I do something wrong?

andrfil's picture

Thanks a lot for the

Hello Igor! Thanks a lot for the feedback!

igamaximus's picture

Great 1.5.2 update

Great 1.5.2 update Andrey, thank you for your effort on this greatly useful tool !

andrfil's picture

Save files in previous versions

Okay Igor. I will try to add your wishes to the script. I think I can do it at the beginning of next week.
Thank you for your interest in my work.

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