Multi Camera Preview

35 votes
Version: 
1.2
Date Updated: 
02/04/2013
Author Name: 
Anubis

A script asked in the forum.
MCP v.1

A tool with self explained interface.
Make viewport preview for multiple cameras
with separate range and Nth frame settings
and save to single video or image sequence
with desired compresion.

Additional Info: 

Version 1.2 - added Cancel (via ESC key).
Version 1.1 - requested feature added.

Now the camera range is auto-set using it name.
You can use this chars as separator "-_[]()#" or add your own
by editing the local variable 'charsSeparator' within the code.

How it works:
After split the camera name,
if the last 2 elements are valid integers then
the range for that camera will be auto-set using this values,
else will be set to default (current animation range).

Note that using space (" ") in your cameras names is not a good idea.
That will complicate the usage of GetNodeByName() function.
(Fill free to edit/improve that if you like)

Some example (valid) name conventions:

CamName_[0-100] , CamName#(200_300), CamName_300-400

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 8 and higher
AttachmentSize
multicamerapreview.ms5.37 KB
multicamerapreview_1.1.ms6.63 KB
multicamerapreview_1.2.ms6.75 KB

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demoan666's picture

its crashing 2012

the 1.1 is crashing max and the older one renders out an avi file but it doesnt play :( any ideas anyone?

demoan666

Anubis's picture

Thanks

Fill free to ask the LPM's author to integrate my code to his tool.

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mhdmhd's picture

Great script Could it work

Great script
Could it work with lpass manager "lpm"?
It would be nice to make a preview of all shots at once in lpm.

Mahmoud ElAshry

Anubis's picture

OK

Well, many name conventions are possible and that may open other requests in that direction... but i'll think about, soon i hope.

[edit]
Finally I found a little time to fit this request.

Cheers!

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noel_d3's picture

Great script ! It would be

Great script !

It would be nice that the range of cameras are taken automatically in the name of cameras if you use a form like : cameraname [##;##]

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