Project Manager

594 votes
Version: 
3.17.26
Date Updated: 
01/10/2022
Author Name: 
Alexander Kramer
3rd version of Project Manager gains a lot of new features to manage 3D Assets. 
There is most unique from them – the ability to assign custom previews to materials, associate files with materials, and create a gallery of files associated with any type of assets including materials. 
You can also write a description for material and, of course, assign categories to materials.
 
  • Drastically speeds up opening directories
  • Speeds up file search
  • Speeds up showing files from sub-folders
  • You can now Batch Archive 3Ds Max files and Material Libraries with assets
  • Adds the ability to paste and drag&drop multiple directories
  • Move to Top Level command now supports multiple directories
  • Move Above/Below command now supports multiple directories
  • Adds support for animated FBX models (experimental)
  • Speeds up caching of JPG and PNG images
  • Assign Material dialog box is now shown when dragging/dropping a material onto multiple nodes
  • Adds partial support for paths longer than 256 characters
  • Adds a new API callback - #PreProcess
  • Fixes an issue with searching for assets in Categories
  • Fixes an issue with converting 3D models to Final Render proxies
  • Fixes a minor issue with merging some Max files
  • Fixes an issue displaying embedded thumbnails for Revit, SketchUp, and some other 3D formats
  • Fixes an issue with previewing of Substance SBSAR files
  • Fixes a bug that caused Max to crash when trying to render corrupted IES photometric files
  • Fixes an issue with assigning HDRs to light by dragging them to the viewport
  • Fixes an issue with renaming links to xRef scenes using Advanced Asset Renamer
  • Fixes a bug during relinking and collecting assets
  • Fixes an issue with relinking paths longer than 256 characters
  • Fixes an issue with opening a preview window for files using UNC path
  • Fixes some minor interface issues
  • Performance optimizations and speed improvements

Project Manager version 3.15.78

  • Adds an ability to batch rename Materials
  • Allows to setup desired view for studios without a camera on rendering previews for models
  • Adds support to MySQL databases that installed on Linux
  • Some optimizations on plugin activation
  • Fixes an issue with creating material on dragging bitmap to Multi-Material
  • Fixes an issue with adding comments and assign Categories to materials
  • Fixes an issue with interactive rendering 3D files on some computers
  • Fixes an issue with display Gallery icons in some cases
  • Fixes an issue with relinking OSLMap
  • Fixes an issue with slow opening right-menu on the Asset Tracking tab in some scenes
  • Fixes some minor issues with assigning maps to Environment
  • Fixes some minor issues on selecting multiply directories
  • Fixes an issue with moving Categories to top level
  • Fixes a bug in the API method "KstudioManagerCategory.GetNodes()"
  • Fixes an issue with refreshing assets after relinking in version 3.15.55-3.15.70
  • Fixes an issue with colorizing sub-directories
  • Fixes an issue with running the plugin on some computers
  • Fixes other some minor issues
  • Adds an ability to create a dome light on drop HDRI files onto viewport for Redshift, Octane, Final, FStorm and Arnold renderers (VRay dome already supported)
  • Uses a spherical type as default for texture maps that are used in an environment or dome light
  • Adds an ability to reassign images used on selected dome lights with the button "Assign to Selection"
  • Adds an ability to convert images to TX format [Convert Images tool]
  • Extends the search options in the Categories. (See the "Categories" option in the "Search options")
  • Adds support to keep hierarchy on replacing. (Currently supports only on replacing using single node)
  • Adds support to undo on replacing objects
  • Uses the Redshift Bitmap by default for Redshift renderer
  • Display a confirmation dialog when overwrites an existing proxy file
  • Adds new API methods PMStructureInfo.GetDescription(), PMStructureInfo.UpdateDescription() *
  • Adds new API struct for manage Categories: find categories, add new categories and assign categories to files. **
  • Fixes an issue with resetting V-Ray VFB buffer on rendering preview
  • Fixes a bug setting path for links contained illegal characters
  • Fixes an issue with execution some commands in 3Ds Max 2022.1
  • Fixes an issue with dropping materials to Slate Material Editor in 3Ds Max 2022
  • Fixes an issue with importing large databases to MySQL
  • Fixes an issue with using the API method 'GetSelectedItemsInfo()' for materials
  • Fixes an issue with display information about texturemaps for some max files in the status bar
  • Fixes a minor issue with paint in a scene with 3d models using the "3Ds Max Paint Settings"
  • Some other optimizations and speed improvements
 

 

Update History for all versions.

Models 3D Models Browser
Materials Materials Browser
 
Textures Textures Browser
IES IES Photometric Browser
Asset Files Asset Tracking


Quick Start Frequently Asked Questions

Main Features

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max ModelsMaterialsTextures and IES Photometric Lights.
  • Merge Models, Materials, Bitmaps and IES using Drag& Drop.
  • Store/Create Proxy with materials.
  • Interactive rendering previews for Materials, IES Photometric, BVH Motion capture, FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, ArchVision RPC, GrowFx, Revit, Substance, BIP motion, SketchUp, Revit, HDRI & etc.
  • Create PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials
  • Support to Substance textures
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Power Asset Tracking Management.
  • Support to most used renderers like V-RayCoronaOctaneMental RayMaxwell & etc.

Project Manager’s Features in Infographic

Project Manager’s features in infographic
 
 
Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2014-2022
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vfga10's picture

Project Manager (KStudio) vs Connecter App (Design Connected)

Hey guys,
I'd like to know your opinion about 2 different software.
Have you used Connecter App (Design Connected) or Project Manager (KStudio).
In our Studio we have used Connecter for the last year, but now that they are launching a new Pro version (Connecter Teamwork), I'd like to know if anyone has tried both software and can tell me the differences between them, pros & cons of each software and your favourite.

Thank you,
Victor

Kstudio's picture

Tagging a folder

You can place a folder into a favorite folder or a virtual catalog for organizing your folders.
Tagging the folders is not supported.

mirmidonets's picture

Will it be possible to tag a folder?

Will it be possible to tag a folder?

Kstudio's picture

I did remove this ability

I did remove this ability more than two years ago.
You a first who has reminded about it.
Sorry, but i not see any reason for revert it back.

Daryliran's picture

please bring back folder type

in your previous project manager we can easily assign folder for each type of files and was very convenient, but now we have to do one by one and sometimes I do mistake in typing folder or maps were saved in other folder for example. please bring back this feature, It is very handy and make our work very fast.

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Kstudio's picture

Project Manager version 2

The version 2 now in development.
Now I can not give a release date.

3dbybrunolopes's picture

Version 2.*

Hello,

When will the new version come out?

Kstudio's picture

Saving the modifiers with material

Thanks - soon i post the update for fix it.
Also note:
The VRayDisplacement modifier must be enabled the checkbox "Use object mtl" for saving with material.

G2Zs's picture

Hello,I' ve tried the demo

Hello,

I' ve tried the demo and i've met with the following issues:
- when i save a material and the object has multiple modifiers, it save only the bottom one
- doesn't saves the vraydisplacement if that is applied to the object

Had anyone else met with these problems? (using max2014)

Thanks!

Kstudio's picture

Project Manager can display embedded thumbnails

The Project Manager can display thumbnails embedded into max file.
Also you can render preview for your scenes with "Batch Render" utility or from selected files in Project Manager.

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