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0.2 BETA
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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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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

lora.federico'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

broken22's picture

Same error - SOLVED! but now new errors!

Hey I was getting the same error trying to install. Type error: HKey requires HKey

My solution. Right click max icon and choose run as administrator. Then the script installed just fine. Hope this solution works for you too. ;)

Shoot. Okay so it installed and I was able to also get one script installed as well. However trying to get a second script installed is proving to be impossible.

I figure I will wait for an update. I went to uninstall this script and now my run maxscript option is missing. I now have to reinstall max because I don't know how to fix that problem. :(

Cool idea for a script nonetheless. I will try again after some updates. Good luck.

Using Max 2012

Norman3D's picture

hey trixian

Hmmm... maybe, it's something that's more on Chris table than on mine, my hands are tied. Last thing I heard, he was kind of busy, but he would look into the more optimal way of "exposing" the information. Whether that's through RSS or through another system is up to him to decide.
In any case I'll try to integrate it as soon as it's "exposed".
If you were referring to the current RSS feed, Download URLs and other information can't be found through them. :/

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