Project Manager

594 votes
Version: 
3.17.26
Date Updated: 
01/10/2022
Author Name: 
Alexander 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.
 
  • Drastically speeds up opening directories
  • Speeds up file search
  • Speeds up showing files from sub-folders
  • You can now Batch Archive 3Ds Max files and Material Libraries with assets
  • Adds the ability to paste and drag&drop multiple directories
  • Move to Top Level command now supports multiple directories
  • Move Above/Below command now supports multiple directories
  • Adds support for animated FBX models (experimental)
  • Speeds up caching of JPG and PNG images
  • Assign Material dialog box is now shown when dragging/dropping a material onto multiple nodes
  • Adds partial support for paths longer than 256 characters
  • Adds a new API callback - #PreProcess
  • Fixes an issue with searching for assets in Categories
  • Fixes an issue with converting 3D models to Final Render proxies
  • Fixes a minor issue with merging some Max files
  • Fixes an issue displaying embedded thumbnails for Revit, SketchUp, and some other 3D formats
  • Fixes an issue with previewing of Substance SBSAR files
  • Fixes a bug that caused Max to crash when trying to render corrupted IES photometric files
  • Fixes an issue with assigning HDRs to light by dragging them to the viewport
  • Fixes an issue with renaming links to xRef scenes using Advanced Asset Renamer
  • Fixes a bug during relinking and collecting assets
  • Fixes an issue with relinking paths longer than 256 characters
  • Fixes an issue with opening a preview window for files using UNC path
  • Fixes some minor interface issues
  • Performance optimizations and speed improvements

Project Manager version 3.15.78

  • Adds an ability to batch rename Materials
  • Allows to setup desired view for studios without a camera on rendering previews for models
  • Adds support to MySQL databases that installed on Linux
  • Some optimizations on plugin activation
  • Fixes an issue with creating material on dragging bitmap to Multi-Material
  • Fixes an issue with adding comments and assign Categories to materials
  • Fixes an issue with relinking OSLMap
  • Fixes an issue with colorizing sub-directories
  • Fixes other some minor issues
  • 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 convert images to TX format [Convert Images tool]
  • Extends the search options in the Categories. (See the "Categories" option in the "Search options")
  • Some other optimizations and 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 2014-2022
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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.

Kstudio's picture
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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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