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0.2 BETA
Date Updated: 
Author Name: 
Norman Schaar


Installing scripts for 3dsMax has never been easier!

MaxScriptManager is a tool that will help you keep track of installed scripts, help you install new ones in a number of different ways, get notified if updates are available and even apply updates automatically. Developers can create script repositores so that users can access their script without leaving 3dsMax.

It will also help you find updates for all the scripts that have a ScriptSpot page.

MaxScriptManager MZP Icons

MaxScriptManager Main Window

(Note: Only scripts that are "standalone" or packed in a MZP can be installed through MaxScriptManager. Scripts that are inside ZIP files with manual install instructions only can't be installed through MaxScriptManager)

To find out more please head over to MaxScriptManger's page.




Version Requirement: 
3dsMax 9 SP2, 3dsMax 2008, 3dsMax 2009, 3dsMax 2011, 3dsMax 2012
Other Software Required: 
The latest Microsoft .NET Framework


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JokerMartini's picture

fake updates

Are you actually updating this tool or do you just keep making fake changes to push this to the top of scriptspot. I see this a lot at the top and there is never any updates?

John Martini
Digital Artist (new site)

.eb's picture

Norman, if possible, would

Norman, if possible, would you Github the source for us ?
I'd update this on a rainy day..

victorwol's picture


DO NOT install this with MAX 2014 or you will end with an unusable 3DS MAX.... this script should be taken down or include a warning on not use it in MAX2014

3dwannab's picture

2014 Fix on Win x64

Delete the appropriate folder at C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2014 - 64bit\ENU\scripts\

Delete: @ C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2014 - 64bit\ENU\scripts\startup

spyker's picture

Ican't install it, can't

Ican't install it, can't delete it, have u find a solution ?

when max 2013 launch: --Type error: HKey requires HKey, got: undefined

anyone ?


Find how to delete:

C:\Users\_____\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2013 - 64bit\ENU\scripts

delete MaxscriptManager

casinowilhelm's picture

Sadly this does indeed break MAX

so don't install it...

Using max 2014, it generates errors on startup and is hard to remove.

joe8104's picture

This is s**t

This script breaks max. It is not working, don`t try it because then you will have to reinstall 3ds max.

intheflesh's picture

Any chance on seeing updates

Any chance on seeing updates for this? Such a great concept

Unfortunately, I'm having the same error as others:

"Type error: HKey requires HKey"

3ds Max 2012 Product Update 10 x64

fed_86's picture

3dsmax 2013 error

hi norman3d, i just try your script but when i install it, 3dsmax give me this message:

runtime error: fileIn: can't open file -
"C:\users\_____\appdata\local\autodesk\3dsmax\2013 - 64bit\ENU\ui\usermacros\norman3d-maxscriptmanager.mcr"

and now when i open 3dsmax the script always give me the message!

how can i resolve or unistall it?


SMFoged's picture

not working on Windows 8

I have a new install with windows 8 and max 2013 64bit. This script is not working causing max to never start. the only way to get max to start is to delete anything with max script manager from the scripts folders.

I have a suspecion that it has something to do with .NET but I am not sure.

I really miss this plugin :-\


Stephen Meldal Foged
Max User since 1997
Ultimate player since 2001 />
Copenhagen - Denmark

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