OutFiler

5 votes
Version: 
2.0
Date Updated: 
01/13/2020
Author Name: 
andrfil

With OutFiler all your scenes and models will be at hand!

Dock OutFiler to Max's interface and:

  • save and load scenes
  • save and load objects
  • merge objects by layers
  • make a list of your favorite paths
  • assign operations to hotkeys

or do not dock)

OutFiler performs all operations in the background, you do not need to wait for the list to be updated.

Additional Info: 

Versions History:
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version 2.0
-Renamed from DropBox to OutFiler
-Added folder tree
-Added folders preview
-Added window floating and dockable mode
-Added scene save and incremental save
-Improved interface customization
-Improved speed
-Implemented background updating for file list and folder tree
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version 1.6.2
-Added option Collapse geometry when save
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version 1.6.1
-Added small preview icons
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version 1.6
-Added isolation while saving
-Added saving objects to separated files
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version 1.5.5
-Adapted for 3dsmax 2020
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version 1.5.4
-Added drag&drop
-Added merge options
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version 1.5.3
-Fixed illegal characters when file saving
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version 1.5.2
-Added merge by layer
-Added merge as XRef
-Added uninstall
-Added files changing monitoring
-Added settings
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version 1.5.1
-Added hotkeys
-Added choosing max version while saving
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version 1.5
-New UI
-Added UI properties saving
-Added folder list
-Added preview
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version 1.0
-First release
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Installation

First click - launch
Second - hide
Third - show
Able to assign a hotkey

Assign Hotkeys

Customization

Save scene

Save objects

Merge files

Objects and layers in files

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andrfil's picture

Just type Ctrl+V when the

For paste a path just type Ctrl+V when the folder tree or list of files in focus.

tahir1983's picture

Thanks very much! Will you

Thanks very much! Will you add addres bar for smart navigation via copy paste dirrectory addres please! Thanks in advance!!!

dmitrybelonosov's picture

Good script!

Good script! You can do a merge operation on layers! A handy feature! Recommend!

andrfil's picture

Okay, now you can download

Okay, now you can download and test fixed version. It's more stable and faster.

andrfil's picture

Yes, there is such a problem.

Yes, there is such a problem. This is beta, so far I'm fixing bugs related to background list populating. In final version errors will be fixed.

tahir1983's picture

File explorer list scrolling hangs

Hello! Thanks for update! It seems we need make some tratments in file explorer code ! in 3ds max 2018 list of files hangs sometimes so i need restart script! I think it is due to long dirrectory name! Maybe there is another reason!

wezzard's picture

xref

Hi Andrfil,
I inserted an image of what I do in order to workaround this small issue. So I need to delete the Xref controller in order for me to copy the newly inserted xref from where it is now and not from it's origin point. And I need to delete the Xref material in order to modify the material for this specific scene.
thanks you for listening!

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andrfil's picture

XRefs

Hi wezzard! Thanks for your feedback!
But I didn't quite understand your idea. What do you mean by 'merge the controller (and maybe material) by default'?

wezzard's picture

xref includes

Hi andrfil, thank you for this script it's very useful! I would like to suggest a feature for the next update: is it possible to merge the controller (and maybe material) by default(or have an option to) when we add an Xref? The problem is when I try to copy the newly insert Xref, it copies from the insertion point..
thanks!

andrfil's picture

Thumbnails

Tell me, are thumbnails visible in Windows Explorer? If not, you must first solve this problem, because the script takes a preview from the file.
Now I can not test the script in 3dsmax 2019, so answer this question first.
Also problem may be that in the settings of the 3dsmax is not set save the preview. Check it please.

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