Project Manager

584 votes
Version: 
2.80.61
Date Updated: 
07/18/2017
Author Name: 
Alexander Kramer

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Best tool for organizing any type of 3D files.
  • Simple drag and drop for merging and assigning models, materials, textures, biped, IES lights and more.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials and IES files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, HDRI & etc.
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Missing external files management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Arnold & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.80.61:

  • Adds the ability to customize templates of Materials and Textures
  • Adds support to VRscans Materials *
  • Adds support to DarkTree Materials *
  • Adds support to OSL Materials ( VRayOSLMtl ) *
  • Adds support to GLSL Materials ( VRayGLSLMtl ) *
  • Adds support to SiNi ProxSi
  • Adds the ability to set custom path for cache folder
  • Adds the ability for restore database from backups
  • Adds 'Standard Surface' and 'Physical Material' to list of default templates for Materials
  • Fixes an issue for 3Ds Max 2014 with dragging a material to Project Manager from Slate Material Editor
  • Fixes an issue with fitting camera view to nodes when camera has invalid target
  • Fixes the issue with rendering preview for Proxy in versions 2.70.25-2.70.37 using the Batch Render&Relink tool.
  • Fixes the bug with filtering items in Demo mode
  • Fixes the bug with rendering previews for models and materials in versions 2.70.25-2.70.37
  • Fixes the bug with crash of 3Ds max when Corona interactive rendering is active
  • Fixes a bug when working with Assets whose name begins with the symbol "$" ( Error message: "$directory not recognized")
  • Fixes an issue with saving materials and models with maps.
  • Fixes an issue with using the render settings from scene/studio in batch mode.
  • Fixes an issue with redrawing some items after changing the thumbnails size for listview.
  • Fixes an issue with network paths in Folder Browser dialog.
  • Fixes an issue with preview for some SketchUp files.
  • Fixes an issue with displaying asset files for xRef scenes.
  • Fixes the bug with crashing the 3Ds Max when user try remove some links from scene.
  • Fixes the rare bug what can occurs on closing the plugin.
  • Fixes the issue with opening VrMat files with #Found status.
  • Fixes the issue with found compatible renderer for some materials.
  • Fixes the issue with saving Material Library after changing the path to VrMat file.

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

  • Simple adding the models, materials, textures and IES into the scene
  • Cataloging libraries of models, materials, textures and IES
  • Sync database on network. [*new]
  • Full support to all types of Drag&Drop (Cataloging, merging, apply materials & etc.)
  • Displays thumbnails for Bitmaps, 3d models, Proxy, IES, Material Libraries and other file-types (include formats HDR, EXR, PSD and other)
  • Interactive rendering preview for materials and IES [*new]
  • Ability to exclude from Merging unwanted objects
  • Ability to auto-fix Texture paths for merged objects on the fly
  • Replacement scene objects by other objects
  • Automatic conversion the merging models to the proxy
  • Saving the models and materials with maps
  • Saving the Proxy with materials
  • Save/Restore Materials with modifiers
  • Support to Slate Material Editor
  • Search files by name, description and tags.
  • Ability to add a description and tags to max, ies and image files.
  • Display of embedded thumbnails in 3ds max and AutoCad files.

Asset Tracking

  • Search for missing assets
  • Relink external files
  • Collect external files
  • Archiving a 3ds Max scene [*new]
  • Ability to exclude files from collecting by type of file
  • Rename the links by mask
  • Removing the maps from scene
  • Selecting the objects by their links to files
  • Displays in interactive mode a list of files linked to selected objects
  • Place Materials and BitmapTextures into the Material Editor
  • Show/Hide bitmap in viewport
  • Opening the files into the external application.
  • Ability to collect the Asset files via clipboard and drag&drop method
  • Include the “Batch Render&Relink” tool for organize the Asset files into the 3d Models and Materials Libraries in the batch mode
  • Support to xRef files.

Misc Features

  • Support to almost all known renderers and plug-ins.
  • Unostentatious and "Transparent" the demo-version
  • Ability to back-up settings before reinstalling 3ds Max or Windows
  • Autocheck for updates
  • User-Friendly interface
  • Usability Default Setting


Additional Info: 

This is a commercial script.

Wishlist for future versions.

  • Ability to render preview as .png with alpha channel (idea by David Le Cardinal) [ready!]
  • Search and Description for 3d models (idea by Claus Mindermann) [ready!]
  • Search and Description for materials (idea by Ralf Jaskulki)
  • Preservation of materials with modifiers [ready!]
  • Custom studio for materials and models [ready!]
  • Show materials in tree [ready!]
  • Using a single database on a network. [ready!]
  • Mass rename the asset links and files on hard drive. (idea by Dmitriy Tereshchuk)
  • Use regex and the simple patterns to refine the search files.(idea by Sorvin Sergey) [ready!]
  • Search images by color. (idea by Oleg Budeanu)

Note: Please use latest updates for your version of 3ds max
3ds Max Updates & Service Packs
3ds Max Design Updates & Service Packs

Demo-version:

Demo version allows to work only with non-strikeout files.

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2012 and above (32 and 64 bits)
Video URL: 

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windrock's picture

Is it possible to have the

Is it possible to have the option to Xref Object in the model (not Xref Scene)?

Kstudio's picture
dreamie's picture

runtime error - can't open file bitmapresizesaver.mse

I get this error message everytime I open a file in max2009. Pretty annoying. I didn't find a proper way to uninstall this thing, it doesn't have an uninstaller. I tried to delete the scripts manually and I still get this error. :(

*edit*, found how to uninstall it. Just open the mzp file like a zip file and then delete all the corresponding files that are in the mzp file in your "C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsmax\2009 - 64bit\enu " directory.

Kstudio's picture

The path is important. Max

The path is important.

Max 2010 does not work correctly with files and folders that contain non-unicode characters.

moritzw's picture

the path to the texture file

the path to the texture file doesn't matter, I just tried it with a simple path like "C:\test\", but it doesn't work except when using relative paths which I just figured out...

moritzw's picture

/Update: When I activate

/Update: When I activate "convert local files paths to relative" in the max preferences, the correct named files PLUS the "messed up" alphanumeric named textures appear in the maps folder.

Kstudio's picture

Hi It looks very very

Hi
It looks very very strange.
Please tell me the full path to the texture file before copying and after.

moritzw's picture

Cryptic Texture File Names

When copying and pasting a scene material to a material library, the automacially copied texture file names (originally "filename.png") in the "maps" folder are messed up and look like this: {B99BDD98-C379-4575-897F-18663DC6F832}

I use Windows 7 64 bit and Max 2010 with the demo version of your script. Any ideas how to fix this? When I use the "Copy to" function in the asset files mode before by copying the files to the exact maps folder before and delete the textures and redo the copy/paste progress, the file names stay correct.

dendy's picture

yes, it was a picture like

yes, it was a picture like that)))

tanks a lot, waiting for description...

Kstudio's picture

>> Does it work with max 2009

>> Does it work with max 2009 Deese. ?

Project Manager is supported for 3ds Max from 2008 version and above.

>> how to download a demo?

Download URL: http://3d-kstudio.com/download-manager.php?id=30

>> Is there a description of the Russian script?

HELP is now in development.

It will be available on Russian and English.

Now you can watch the video and ask questions here or on the forum.

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>>уф... потерялся малость

)) Картина маслом - Зима, лес. Мужик сайт ищет...

>>работает ли с макс 2009 диз. ?

Работает

>>как скачать демку?

Download URL: http://3d-kstudio.com/download-manager.php?id=30

>>есть ли русское описание скрипта?

Хелп сейчас в разработке, сейчас можно посмотреть видео и задать вопросы здесь или на  форуме.

 

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