Project Manager

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Version: 
3.15.31
Date Updated: 
07/21/2021
Author Name: 
Alexander Kramer
3rd version of Project Manager gains a lot of new features for management 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, add materials to categories.
 

Project Manager version 3.15.31

  • 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
  • Adds an ability to export several types of proxy files to other formats *
  • Adds an ability to Find & Replace part of paths in batch mode ["Batch Render&Relink"]
  • Fixes an issue with managing material categories in some cases
  • Fixes an issue with reading/writing/applying some setting
  • Fixes an issue with exporting 3d files to 3ds Max file format
  • Fixes an issue with grouping some models on merging
  • Fixes an issue with detecting correct bounding box for some models on rendering
  • Fixes a bug when System Environment Paths contains invalid paths
  • Fixes an issue with changing the interface in version 3.14.32
* Currently supported to Corona, Final Render, FStorm, Octane and VRay Proxy
 

Project Manager version 3.14.32

  • Adds an ability to batch export 3d files to 3ds Max file format
  • Supports converting Vray and Corona Proxy to 3ds Max file format
  • Supports to specify 3ds Max version on export 3d files to 3ds Max file format
  • Adds an ability to set hotkeys for programs in the "Open with..." menu items list
  • Renames "Asset Files" tab to "Asset Tracking"
  • Fixes some minor issues with ProxSi
  • Fixes an issue with converting some objects to proxy

 
 

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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qad417's picture

preview of model

does Project Manager make preview of model? or U have to prepare images by your self>?

W DIGITAL's picture

id like to buy this script,

great script, just purchased!

is it possible for you to implement .max scene files as an asset with HIGHER RES images of viewport and notes for scene settings (even associated viewport animations that could be played with the browser (or opened) would be cool)

it would be great to be able to view higher resolution thumbnails, plus associated videos (i noticed when trying to rightclick render thumbnail, it will only render orthographic and not actually what is in your viewport perspective) this would be VERY HELPFUL!

highres thumbnails could be in a folder maxscene/_preview
and viewport video previews could be there as well, that would help make this a 3dmaxscene project manager!!!! would be superawesome

cheers
ian

Kstudio's picture

Object file format is

Object file format is supported by default.

Also you can add other file formats for rendering thumbnails.

tedhaoyang's picture

hi, is it possilbe to

hi, is it possilbe to preview the obj object?

ted

Kstudio's picture

I like your proposition and i

I like your proposition and i adds this to wishlist.

Wishlist

  • Using common network database for several users 
  • Extended favorities
  • Big update for Asset Tracking system (You will forget that such a missing assets.Cool )
  • Tags, searching and favorities for Material Libraries
  • Mass rename the asset links and files on hard drive.
ocseong818's picture

The 'Favorites' feature

Hi, I love the 'Favorites' feature in the PM, but is it possible to create more than one 'Favorites'? Let say 'Favorites #1', 'Favorites #2', "Favorites #3'..... or even rename it like 'Favorites - Table Lamp', 'Favorites - Floor Lamp'...? I think that way will make categorizing even more flexible.

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cecofuli's picture

Hi, the .zip demo file is

Hi, the .zip demo file is corrupted :)

Kstudio's picture

Also, If I drag 3dmodel that

Also, If I drag 3dmodel that has same material name
in my scene into the viewport,
the "Duplicate Material Name" dialog box will appear but 3dsmax will freeze.

Thanks!
I solved this issue...

But sometimes, when I drag the same model into the viewport,
I got this message
"MAXScript dotNet event handler Exception --
Runtime error: Attempt to access deleted scene object".

But not find any problems with this. Next time after you get this message
please generate the bug-report (Menu "Project Manager"==>> "Create Support request") and send to me.

ocseong818's picture

Error message in version 1.63.11

Hi, I just updated to v.1.63.11. I love the "Merge as xRef Objects" new feature. However, sometimes, I have no problem drag my 3d model into the viewport. But sometimes, when I drag the same model into the viewport, I got this message "MAXScript dotNet event handler Exception --Runtime error: Attempt to access deleted scene object".
Also, If I drag 3dmodel that has same material name in my scene into the viewport, the "Duplicate Material Name" dialog box will appear but 3dsmax will freeze. (I am using 3dsmax 2009)

Can you verify the problems? Thanks.

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