Project Manager

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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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Dariusz's picture

Demo vs full

Demo vs full?

Kstudio's picture

HiI will add the ability for

Hi

I will add the ability for merging materials for xRef objects.(Ready! See version v.1.60.05)

For second:

You can use mask or set attribute "hidden" from windows explorer for these files.

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

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