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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Kstudio's picture

Some users complain of

Some users complain of problems with the latest version 1.50.24
Soon I solve the problem.
If you also have a problem, you can download a version of 1.40.37
Download v 1.40.37

Kstudio's picture

There are only a commercial

There are only a commercial version of PM.

You can use the Demo version of PM for unlimited time.

No problem after uninstall.

You can open your scenes exact same as always.

othoap's picture

uninstall

free/lite PM version Questions:
- For the time period I was using PM are all my scene's tide to PM?
- If I uninstall PM using the mzp will I have scene file issues when reopening said scene with out PM installed?

Thanks

ocseong818's picture

xRef Objects

Yes, I will buy Project Manager once its has the "xRef Objects" feature, thanks.

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"xref objects" in 'Model Merge Options'

Hi thanks. But your method is "xref scene". What I want is "xref objects", is that possible?

ocseong818's picture

"xref objects" in 'Model Merge Options'

There are only three options in "Model Merge Options":
1) Merge as Proxy
2) Use Existing Proxy-File
3) Display as Box

Is it possible to merge the 3D model objects like using the "xref objects", that can be found in 3dsmax's file menu?

Kstudio's picture

Excuse, but I think that you

Excuse, but I think that you incorrectly measure time.

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Folder: Z:\!_Maps\_Maps_sorted\!_Best_Maps\Fabrik\waverly.com
Test #1
Project Manager
Items Count: 2069 | Total Lenght: 47.2 MB | Time:7.784 sec
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HCG
Items Count: 2069 | Total Lenght: 47.2 MB | Time:12.564 sec
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Test #2
Project Manager
Items Count: 2069 | Total Lenght: 47.2 MB | Time:7.923 sec
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HCG
Items Count: 2069 | Total Lenght: 47.2 MB | Time:12.151 sec
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Folder: Z:\!_Maps\_Maps_sorted\!_Best_Maps\Fabrik\waverly.com\New Folder
Test #1
Project Manager
Items Count: 2267 | Total Lenght: 145.4 MB | Time:8.99 sec
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HCG
Items Count: 2267 | Total Lenght: 145.4 MB | Time:13.052 sec
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Test #2
Project Manager
Items Count: 2267 | Total Lenght: 145.4 MB | Time:8.954 sec
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HCG
Items Count: 2267 | Total Lenght: 145.4 MB | Time:13.23 sec
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Folder: Z:\!_Maps\_Maps_sorted\!_Best_Maps\_ARROWAY\arroway-wood\Maps
Test #1
Project Manager
Items Count: 157 | Total Lenght: 1.1 GB | Time:0.533 sec
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HCG
Items Count: 157 | Total Lenght: 1.1 GB | Time:1.067 sec
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Test #2
Project Manager
Items Count: 157 | Total Lenght: 1.1 GB | Time:0.535 sec
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HCG
Items Count: 157 | Total Lenght: 1.1 GB | Time:1.053 sec
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vbn's picture

Another thing I noticed...

And another thing I noticed - is there going to be speed improvement in the next versions? I noticed that the project manager hangs for 4-5 second before showing up the files if they are on a network location. In "HCG asset browser pro" (script similar to "Project Manager") the files show up almost instantly. I hope that this gets solved in next releases.

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