miauu's Manage Links

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Version: 
1.3
Date Updated: 
10/05/2020

 

miauu's Manage Links helps you to link Sketchup, Rhino, Autocad or your preferred BIM or CAD program with 3ds Max.

It is incredibly fast and will save you ages. Heavy files with millions of polygons are processed smoothly and fast.

What it does is to import the models, clean and fix the imported geometry and split it in one object per material. The resulting objects will be saved as a .fbx file and you can link it to 3ds Max manually or miauu's Manage Links can link it for you automatically.

miauu's Manage Links uses the default 3ds Max file linking.

Supported file types that can be imporeted are SKP and OBJ.

With the skp files miauu's Manage Links works best when the old SKP importer is used. The new SKP importer in 3ds max 2020 offers limited settings that can be tweeked by the users compared to the old SKP importer, used in 3ds max 2019 and previous versions. The lack of some of the options in the new SKP importer may lead to improperly imported models. Because of this it is recomended the saved .skp files to be saved for Sketchup 2014 and lower version, no matter of the version that you use.

If you use ForestPack or Multiscatter the objects they create will be updated after link updating.

 

This is a commersial script. You can find more information here: miauu's Manage Links

Version Requirement: 
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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miauu's Manage Links 1.3

miauu's Manage Links is updated to version 1.3

Changelog:

+ NEW: Import Cameras(Sketchup only). Can be found in the Options rollout - imports the cameras from .skp files.
+ NEW: the checked state of the linked files will be saved.
+ Speed Improvement: Clean, Fix, Split per material works much faster.

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miauu's Manage Links 1.2

miauu's Manage Links is updated to version 1.2

Changelog:

+ NEW: new User Interface

+ NEW: Keep Multi Materials - Multi/Sub-Object Material geometry (along with their materials) will not be affected.

 

Video Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS6VUfhm4HU

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miauu's Manage Links 1.1

miauu's Manage Links is updated to version 1.1

Changelog:

+ NEW: [SELECT & MERGE] - allows you to import skp/obj files. No export as .fbx and no file linking will be performed. Imported objects will be split per material, grouped and moved into a new layer.

Video Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFxtMUIPkw

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Sorry...

...for my late reply.

Well, I would like Revit files supported, but so that it doesn't take ages to import, objects are attached by same materials. As it is now, it takes me ages to make them better to handle; building the model from scratch now saves me lot of time.

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Video that show how fast is miauu's Manage Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IyMQex2fsk

 

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How exactly do you want the revit files to be supported? 3ds Max can link revit files using the default File Link Manager tool.

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Revit?

Great tool...but will it support Revit files?

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Thank you. :)

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Thank you. ;)

1rv's picture

If you model in Sketchup and

If you model in Sketchup and then render your masterpieces in Max- it's MUST HAVE tool.
The speed and reliability* are insane. Millions of polygons get processed (import model>combine by material>linking) almost instantly. The workflow (effortless updating your model without need to re-apply material assignments) is very comparable to Lumion's one.
Game changer!
*-if you have to deal with heavy models via standard tools (=fbx importer with 'combine by material' option On) at some point the linking process will just get stuck.

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