Project Manager

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Version: 
2.60.27
Date Updated: 
12/05/2016
Author Name: 
Alexander Kramer

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max models, materials, textures and lights.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials and IES files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, HDRI & etc.
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Missing external files management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.60.27:

  • Adds the ability to working with assets of material library directly from opened library.
  • Adds the ability to working with assets of 3ds Max files directly from “Explorer” tab without opening file.
  • Adds support to FStormRender – merging Proxy, creating IES and FStorm materials.
  • Adds an ability to play animation for .bip files.
  • Adds the menu item “Save Material From Material Library”.
  • Adds a “VRmesh Viewer” to list of “Programs” on toolbar.*
  • Increase speed of merging models with missing network maps.
  • Now the list of sceneMaterials and meditMaterials refreshes automatically after loading a new scene.
  • Adds the ability to select into delete dialog which dependent files will be removed with main asset.
  • Adds a menu item “Strip Paths” to “Asset Files” context menu.
  • Adds a menu item “Reveal in Windows Explorer” to Material TreeView context menu.
  • Optimizations and speed improvements for searching files.
  • Fixes an issue with creating an Octane Proxy with Octane Renderer 3.xx.
  • Fixes an issue with detecting a compatible renderer for materials.
Project Manager

 

Update History for all versions.

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


Quick Start
Frequently Asked Questions

Main Features

  • Simple adding the models, materials, textures and IES into the scene
  • Cataloging libraries of models, materials, textures and IES
  • Sync database on network. [*new]
  • Full support to all types of Drag&Drop (Cataloging, merging, apply materials & etc.)
  • Displays thumbnails for Bitmaps, 3d models, Proxy, IES, Material Libraries and other file-types (include formats HDR, EXR, PSD and other)
  • Interactive rendering preview for materials and IES [*new]
  • Ability to exclude from Merging unwanted objects
  • Ability to auto-fix Texture paths for merged objects on the fly
  • Replacement scene objects by other objects
  • Automatic conversion the merging models to the proxy
  • Saving the models and materials with maps
  • Saving the Proxy with materials
  • Save/Restore Materials with modifiers
  • Support to Slate Material Editor
  • Search files by name, description and tags.
  • Ability to add a description and tags to max, ies and image files.
  • Display of embedded thumbnails in 3ds max and AutoCad files.

Asset Tracking

  • Search for missing assets
  • Relink external files
  • Collect external files
  • Archiving a 3ds Max scene [*new]
  • Ability to exclude files from collecting by type of file
  • Rename the links by mask
  • Removing the maps from scene
  • Selecting the objects by their links to files
  • Displays in interactive mode a list of files linked to selected objects
  • Place Materials and BitmapTextures into the Material Editor
  • Show/Hide bitmap in viewport
  • Opening the files into the external application.
  • Ability to collect the Asset files via clipboard and drag&drop method
  • Include the “Batch Render&Relink” tool for organize the Asset files into the 3d Models and Materials Libraries in the batch mode
  • Support to xRef files.

Misc Features

  • Support to almost all known renderers and plug-ins.
  • Unostentatious and "Transparent" the demo-version
  • Ability to back-up settings before reinstalling 3ds Max or Windows
  • Autocheck for updates
  • User-Friendly interface
  • Usability Default Setting
Additional Info: 

This is a commercial script.

Wishlist for future versions.

  • Ability to render preview as .png with alpha channel (idea by David Le Cardinal) [ready!]
  • Search and Description for 3d models (idea by Claus Mindermann) [ready!]
  • Search and Description for materials (idea by Ralf Jaskulki)
  • Preservation of materials with modifiers [ready!]
  • Custom studio for materials and models [ready!]
  • Show materials in tree [ready!]
  • Using a single database on a network. [ready!]
  • Mass rename the asset links and files on hard drive. (idea by Dmitriy Tereshchuk)
  • Use regex and the simple patterns to refine the search files.(idea by Sorvin Sergey) [ready!]
  • Search images by color. (idea by Oleg Budeanu)

Note: Please use latest updates for your version of 3ds max
3ds Max Updates & Service Packs
3ds Max Design Updates & Service Packs
Known Issues:
3ds max 2010 does not correctly work with files and folders that contain non-unicode characters(Russian, Chine).

Demo-version:

Demo version allows to work only with non-strikeout files.

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2010 and above (32 and 64 bits)
Video URL: 

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ocseong818's picture

some suggestions

Hi, I use "XRef Objects" a lot when I insert my library into project. But I found Project Manager's Merge>xRef Objects function doesn't 'Merge Materials' (as you can found in the Max's XRef Objects dialog box). Because of that, I cannot edit the materials after I insert my models via Project Manger's Merge>xRef Objects. Is it possible to include 'Merge Materials' as an option when merge via xRef Objects?

The other thing is: Is it possible to hide "certain files" for a particular folder? Let say I have a folder full of different types of lighting fixture (chandelier, wall light, floor light, table light...), then I create a category name "Chandelier" and include that folder, but since that folder includes other types of lighting, so I want to hide other models except the chandelier models, is this possible? This is because I don't want to change my file and folder structure in my harddisk as this will mess up the links with my projects. Thanks.

Kstudio's picture

>>WHY you CHANGED your

>>WHY you CHANGED your licensing scheme BACK!!
That was three years ago and no more than a week.
Sorry, but soon I'm not going to change the licensing system.

trick's picture

No, we did not discuss it.

No, we did not discuss it. You just told it as it was. That's 2 different things ! If we discussed this, you would have explained WHY you CHANGED your licensing scheme BACK !! I just wanted to support Simms request here, because I do not agree with this licensing. Whether you change something or not, is fully up to you.

If $100 more gives me the freedom to use a plugin where I want, YES... I surely would, but then the users who just need to use it on one PC, would object !! This is NOT in the first place about money: this is about connecting a license to a user ... not to just ONE machine !!! Discount coupons don't help in this matter. What I meant is that you could connect the license to the VRay dongle.

Kstudio's picture

Hi Erik. We already discussed

Hi Erik.
We already discussed about this.
Also you already have a discount coupon.
P.S.
The cost of Vray ~1000$ :)
You agree to pay +$100 or more for a dongle?

trick's picture

+1

Just want to add to the request for supporting a second machine. Know only 2 companies with this strange licensing scheme (incl. MultiScatter !!!) Since I only use VRay (with ONE dongle!!!) it is simply impossible to use 2 machines at the same time ... so why not the possibility to tie it to that dongle. Even Max on SUBS allows 2 machine !!! SUPPORT freelancers !!!!

Kstudio's picture

Hi Brett. Sorry but each

Hi Brett.

Sorry but each license can be used only on 1 computer.

http://3d-kstudio.com/frequently-asked-questions/#1

I will send the coupon code with discount for your next buy.

simmsimaging's picture

laptop/workstation?

Hey -
Been using File Path Finder for a while and just got Project Manager and so far it seems great too. I also just got a laptop, and while I'm pretty sure the answer is no: is it possible to install it to my laptop as well as my workstation? I can with Max and most of the plugins I use and it would be great to have office/laptop in perfect sync.

Thanks /b

Kstudio's picture

Maybe you occasionally

Maybe you occasionally pressed the button "Skip this version".
You always can get latest version by this link http://3d-kstudio.com/download-manager.php?id=30

ocseong818's picture

No update available

I am using version 1.50.24, everytime I click "Check for Updates", it displays "You are using the latest Project Manager version (1.50.24).

Just curious why I can't update to the latest version?

curmeiste's picture

Track thanks problem solved

Track thanks
problem solved very grateful

regards

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