Project Manager

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Version: 
3.12.68
Date Updated: 
11/04/2020
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 favorites.
 

Project Manager version 3.12.68

  • Adds support to mapping source for V-Ray PBR materials
  • Adds an ability to export files to vrscene (menu "Export to:" => vrscene )
  • Adds an ability to replace a selected file with a model from the scene
  • Displays a list of modifiers linked to a material
  • Adds an ability to filter Favorite folders
  • Adds the default Corona material library to the treeview
  • Adds the default V-Ray material library to the treeview
  • Adds an ability to merge models to the active layer (Look for this feature in Preferences, Miscellaneous tab)
  • Adds an ability to specify the texture class to be used with HDRI (Look for this feature in Preferences, Miscellaneous tab)
  • Adds an ability to move Favorites to top level
  • Adds an ability to store/restore the size of Favorites panel
  • Fixes an issue with Auto install feature in Project Manager version 3 (silent mode installation)
  • Fixes an issue with rendering of previews for scenes with xRef objects
  • Fixes an issue with resizing images [Convert Images tool]
  • Fixes an issue with F8 hotkey for assigning materials
  • Fixes an issue with deleting files from Catalogs that display files from subdirectories
  • Fixes a bug with Advanced File Renamer tool
  • Fixes an issue with displaying the exclude merging list in 3ds Max 2021
  • Fixes an issue in 3ds Max 2021 with displaying the list of object classes excluded from merging
  • Fixes an issue with setting up a default renderer in the Render Preferences dialog box
  • Fixes an issue with renaming scene materials
  • Fixes a bug with opening the Render Thumbnail Preferences dialog in 3ds Max 2018 and older versions
  • Fixes an issue arising when monitor screen DPI uses a scale of more than 100%
  • Fixes some interface issues

Project Manager version 3.12.17

  • Adds an ability to colorize Favorites
  • Adds an ability to display sub-folders in Favorites
  • Adds an ability to display assets from multiple selected Favorites
  • Adds an ability to sort Favorites alphabetically
  • Adds an ability to optimize database from the Preferences dialog
  • Speeds-up adding files to Favorites using drag&drop
  • Adds support to Corona 6
  • Opens the "Mass Rename" tool using F2 hotkey when multiply assets are selected
  • Fixes an issue with upgrading large databases to 3rd version
  • Fixes some issues with lighting and camera views in some cases when rendering previews for 3d models
  • Fixes an issue with dragging materials/textures to multi/sub-object materials in 3ds Max 2021
  • Fixes a bug with auto-updating
  • Some optimizations & 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 and above
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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.

Kstudio's picture
ocseong818's picture

"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.

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.

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