MPManager (Matte Pass Manager)

51 votes
Version: 
1.03 Release
Author Name: 
Colin Senner

This script creates Matte Passes by layers, and works with xrefs!

 

Additional Info: 

Additional Info: 

1. Run script

2. In Max goto "Customize->Customize User Interface...->Toolbars tab->Category: ColinScripts->MPManager" and drag "MPManager" to a toolbar, click to run.

3.Select the layer to matte out and press "Setup Matte Pass"

Version Requirement: 
2008+
Video URL: 
AttachmentSize
MPManager_v1.03.ms8.98 KB
MPManager_Functions.ms11.82 KB

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fcsterea's picture

Nice piece of script. Makes

Nice piece of script. Makes wonders and is easy to use!

stanley_asbeek's picture

Hi Colin, I was searching

Hi Colin,

I was searching along to find a script like this one,
This is just great !

I was just wondering if it was working on BB, and if it was possible to create a sort of scene state, so we could store the passes and use them afterword in a batch render.

Thanks anyway for this, it's already really useful.

Stan

colinsenner's picture

I will consider doing a video

I will consider doing a video tutorial. I wrote this script like 3 years ago. I'm not sure I remember how it works ;). Maybe sometime soon. There's still people using it so I understand.

-Colin

colinsenner's picture

I use rendermask all the

I use rendermask all the time, great script. This was meant to just be used for layer masking. Create a new layer and add your objects :)

-Colin

mustafa mamdouh's picture

Great Script!!

i was searching for that but i was expecting it will work on selected objects (like rendermask script) not specific layer ... I do that all the time ... Do you think it should has this feature?
thanks

thanks to scriptspot community

feri's picture

hi

how to add function 3dsmax 2010 64bit not work pls share video tutorial .tankkssss

colinsenner's picture

Hi Paul, thanks for taking a

Hi Paul, thanks for taking a moment to post. This script does not use Backburner (though it can) exclusively. I'd like to troubleshoot this with you to get it working. If you're using this with rpmanager, you'll want to add the code in the "scripts" tab as described. I would test it out on a simple scene such as the one I've shown in the screenshot and see if you can get it working there first, then we'll move on to a more complicated setup. Feel free to email me at my address on my contact page for a more immediate response as well. Let me know if you can get it working on a simple scene.

-Colin

futbol4's picture

Colin, Using 3ds Max

Colin,

Using 3ds Max 2009
Royal Render for Render Manager: http://www.royalrender.de/cms/

I have followed instructions and installed your MPManager script.

When I click on "Setup Matte Pass" and push render in the "render frame window" I am getting no matte passes. (also nothing created in the Render Elements, is it supposed to?)Does this script rely on Backburner in some way or am I doing something wrong?

thanks,

paul

colinsenner's picture

Danpool, I don't have

Danpool,
I don't have time to record a video at the moment, but it's very easy.

First: Follow the installation instructions.

1. Run script

2. In Max goto "Customize->Customize User Interface...->Toolbars tab->Category: ColinScripts->MPManager" and drag "MPManager" to a toolbar, click to run.

3.Select the layer to matte out and press "Setup Matte Pass"

Let me know if this helps :)

-Colin

colinsenner's picture

Absolutely Dan. I just got

Absolutely Dan. I just got max 2010 so ill update it in the next few days (im anticipating it done wednesday) check back then!

-Colin

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