Project Manager

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Version: 
2.96.28
Date Updated: 
07/08/2019
Author Name: 
Alexander Kramer

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max Models, Materials, Textures 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, GrowFx, Revit, Substance, BIP motion, SketchUp, Revit, HDRI & etc.
  • Support to Substance textures
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Power Asset Tracking Management.
  • Support to most used renderers like V-Ray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.96.28:

  • Adds support to 3ds Max 2020 Update 1.
  • Adds an ability to set relative path when exporting selected nodes.
  • Adds support to the latest version of Redshift.
  • Improves a stability while interactively rendering the materials.
  • Fixes some small issues while rendering previews using Corona Renderer.
  • Fixes bugs with Asset Management scenes containing some OSL maps.
  • Fixes issues with rendering scenes containing the Containers.
  • Fixes bugs with Asset Management scenes containing the Containers.
  • Fixes other minor issues and performance improvements.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.96.00:

  • Simplifies a method of adding a new material library:
    Now user can start create a new material library from any place of material treeView.
  • Adds an ability to rendering previews using Corona Frame Buffer
  • Minor interface changes
  • The "Save Selected" now saves the nodes without materials in Slate Material Editor only if the option "Clear Unused Assets" is checked
  • Hidden categories remain as hidden when merging models which categories are hidden
  • Fixes a potential issue with interactive rendering preview for 3D files
  • Fixes some minor issues with API
  • Fixes an issue with merging models.
 

 

Changes for Project Manager v.2.95.20:

  • Adds support to 3ds Max 2020.
  • A smarter method for setting up the pivot for meshes when exporting to a proxy.
  • Some changes for saving a Proxy with material.
  • Adds a new API method - MakeProxyFromFile. See the example in the file "AddToForest.ms" in the "presets" directory.
  • Fixes an issue with API method "ConvertToProxy".
  • Fixes an issue with creating the Final Render Proxy.
  • Fixes an issue with creating the RedShift Proxy.
  • Fixes some minor issues with renaming items in the listview.
  • Fixes some issues with optimization when generating PDF.
  • Fixes some minor issues with comparing external files with the same name but different content.
  • Fixes some other minor issues.

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

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max models, materials, textures and lights.
  • Merging models, materials, bitmaps and IES using drag&drop.
  • Store 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, GrowFX, BIP motion, DWG, SketchUp, Revit, HDRI & etc.
  • Support to Substance textures
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Power Asset Tracking Management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Project Manager’s Features in Infographic

Project Manager’s features in infographic
 
Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2014 and above
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Kstudio's picture

Uninstall

Drag ProjectManager.mzp file into viewport, check "Uninstall" and press button "Next" for uninstall.
Or manually delete CacheStart.mse from "scripts\startup\" directory and "ProjectManager" folder from "c:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsmax\2011 - 64bit\enu\scripts\TrackScripts\" directory.

vikoum's picture

uninstall project manager

does anyone know how to uninstall project manager????

crystal3d's picture

i noticed that option before but infact

it is the "NEW" style material/map browser, old one comes up if you check that option...

Kstudio's picture

Check for use the Material/

Check for use the Material/ Map Browser in the old style.
Or uncheck for use the new.
In the next version I will change the operation of this parameter.

crystal3d's picture

Hello again,

I have installed latest PM and my material/map browser turned into this:

 

Does anyone know how to return it back to new Material/map browser:?

 

Found solution:

open "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2011 - 64bit\enu\plugcfg\sme.ini and modify the last two lines to

"ShowMtlBrowser=1
UseOldMtlBrowser=0"

crystal3d's picture

old_post

old_post

crystal3d's picture

nvm

nevermind

Kstudio's picture

For saving space on the hard

For saving space on the hard drive you can use standard windows ability.

crystal3d's picture

i can not imagine another way

wont it return to normal speed after it is added to database?

besides it can support jpg+rar = item eventhough i dont fancy that. as drap and drop operation not possible...

Kstudio's picture

It probably to make. But it

It probably to make.

But it will very strongly slow the folder opening.

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