OutFiler file browser

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Now it's free.

The OutFiler is a simple but powerful file browser inside 3dsmax that completely replaces standard save/load/save selected/merge/import/export dialogs. I believe folder tree much more comfortable and transparent.

The OutFilers provides the ability to quickly find the necessary folders, save the history of movements along them with back/next buttons and recent list and the favorite paths for quick access to working scenes.

It can save and load scenes and objects and many other features. You can even merge objects by layers. And script works with other supported formats such as FBH, OBJ and others.
You can also assign hotkeys for quick copy and paste objects to another 3dsmax scene or another 3dsmax window.


  • save and load scenes
  • save and load objects
  • merge objects by layer
  • copy and paste paths
  • favorite paths
  • recent paths and files
  • assign operations to hotkeys

OutFiler performs operations in the background. You don't need to wait for the interface update.

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Versions History:
version 2.2.1
-Fixed drives list update
version 2.2
-Added drag&drop to/from windows explorer and other apps
-Added Open in new 3dsmax window
version 2.1
-Added sorting by name and date (context menu)
-Added formats support (3ds, abc, ai, dwg, dxf, obj, skp)
-Added scripts support (ms, mse, mcr)
-Added find opened scene (context menu)
-Added recent paths
-Added forward/backward navigation buttons
-Added search files and objects by name (just type characters)
-Smart folder preview
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
version 1.6.2
-Added option Collapse geometry when save
version 1.6.1
-Added small preview icons
version 1.6
-Added isolation while saving
-Added saving objects to separated files
version 1.5.5
-Adapted for 3dsmax 2020
version 1.5.4
-Added drag&drop
-Added merge options
version 1.5.3
-Fixed illegal characters when file saving
version 1.5.2
-Added merge by layer
-Added merge as XRef
-Added uninstall
-Added files changing monitoring
-Added settings
version 1.5.1
-Added hotkeys
-Added choosing max version while saving
version 1.5
-New UI
-Added UI properties saving
-Added folder list
-Added preview
version 1.0
-First release


Assign Hotkeys


Save scene

Save objects

Merge files

Objects and layers in files

Thumbnails display problem fix:


Download URLs:
gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/rMayt


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igamaximus's picture

Copy in 2015/2018, paste in 2012/2015 as Max format

Can you please tell me if your script is capable to provide feature above?
FBX is good, but it would be really great if the script could copy in, for example Max 2015, and then paste in 2012. In fact it would use feature to save selected objects as previous max version.

Also, to simplify and speedup the process, it would be important to have quick hotkey mode supported - copy with hotkey in higher Max version, paste with hotkey in Lower Max version, to instantly get our selection.

Thank you for your work.

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