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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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.

Kstudio's picture

>>I just did a test with an

>>I just did a test with an empty folder on the network and it gets wiped out completely!
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Any who is familiar with a network knows about it.
Windows so works.
I think the "Project Manager" must have ability to delete files.
And certainly a key "Delete" have knowingly placed out separately from the basic keyboard keys.
It is difficult for pressing by accident.
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Sorry, but i not plan to remove this ability.

vbn's picture

Yes, it moves the folders and

Yes, it moves the folders and files to the bin but only if they are on the local disk. If they are on the network - bye-bye files. I just did a test with an empty folder on the network and it gets wiped out completely! In the rush someone won't pay attention to the pop-up dialog window. Most users hit "yes/ok" or enter by default on any window which pops up.

Kstudio's picture

Files and folders from the

Files and folders from the local disk is will be removed to the recycle bin.
Before removing pops up a dialogue with the possibility of cancellation.
Have to be very-very inattentive to accidentally delete a file.

vbn's picture

Why delete from the HDD???

I don't know if this was proposed before but I have a vital suggestion for the script.
You should remove the delete button from the right click menu and also make the delete key on the keyboard delete just the folder from the script not from the hard disk. Someone will accidentally wipe out his libraries by mistake and will be really pissed off for sure. I hope this gets implemented in the next version.

Kstudio's picture
fajar's picture

x32

x32

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