Project Manager

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Version: 
3.18.34
Date Updated: 
07/10/2022
Author Name: 
Oleksandr 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.
 

Project Manager version 3.18.34

  • Adds the ability to open MatLibs and Max files in the Max Material Browser (Max 2021+)
  • Improves preview thumbnail search using fuzzy mode in the Auto-Assign Preview tool
  • Fixes an issue with saving selected objects in Max 2014
  • Fixes some minor issues with the Asset View dialog
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes occurred when working with Slate Material Editor
  • Fixes an issue with applying an activation key
  • Fixes a bug with opening a plugin in scenes containing Anima objects
  • Fixes some minor issues with renaming materials 

Project Manager version 3.18.16

  • Better default settings for creating PBR materials from images and Substance SBSAR files
  • Adds support to CoronaPhysicalMtl for creating PBR materials from images and Substance SBSAR files
  • Adds an ability to customize masks for creating PBR materials from images
  • Adds an ability to flexibly customize PBR materials created from images
  • Adds an ability to bulk-change texture size for the created PBR materials
  • Adds an ability to change texture size for the created Substance map
  • Adds an ability to reuse categories from a replaced material to the new one in the material library
  • Fixes some minor issues with the Converting Images tool
  • Fixes an issue with converting models to Final Render proxies in 3ds Max 2022 and above
  • Fixes a bug with opening VRMAT library files

 

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.
Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2014-2023
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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.

crystal3d's picture

and also

[ "scene_01.jpg" + "scene_01\scene_01.max" ] as item

crystal3d's picture

Hello Track,

I have been testing and old PM version i have a  suggestion that will make exploration much better than it is ...Not sure about its current state.

Project Manager should also treat [ folder\file.jpg+file.max ] as item.

example:(big image)

 

 

Kstudio's picture

Drag ProjectManager.mzp file

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.
The "Project Manager"does not make any changes to the scene, you can open the same scene as on a computer without "Project Manager" as with "Project Manager".

othoap's picture

I'm scared

So it appears that once you build a scene with PM installed that scene is tide to PM.

I used the PM mzp to uninstall. My scene opened fine before uninstalling PM. But now I get an error looking for PM related things. Also the render freaks out.

-Can you TOTAL uninstall PM?
-Dose PM write to the .max scene file?

Thanks for any help.

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