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Mesh Surface

13 votes

Creates surface defined by four splines. The order of picking the splines matters - they should form a closed loop. If you get a weird looking mesh, try once again starting with another of the four splines:

Note that if any of the splines are animated, the resulting mesh is animated, too.

Bitmap Tracking / Resizing ....

33 votes

New  -  ++ All Assets ++
New - Support for XRef files - drag and drop XRefs to Library Track Relink to Repath assets in XRef
New - Remove Selected Assets
New - Resize to Nearest Power of 2 (256, 512, 1024, 2048 etc)
New - Set Path dialog
New - Faster multitreated Auto-Relink
New - Favorite folder list for Auto-Relink dialog (just drag and drop)
New - MyLocations - super fast check for file status - skips unknown network paths
New - support for FStorm Bitmaps 
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Bitmap Tracking / Resizing... is tool similar to Asset Tracking. But it gives more possibility to work with bitmaps:

- Support for All Assets now
- Sort files by name, image width, height, file size, path, gamma, texture name, status (Found - network, Found -  local, Not found)
- Resize to JPG selected bitmaps to specified size or to Nearest Power of 2
    - can be used to resize and repath selected bitmaps (by size) before sending to external renderfarm,
    - resize bitmaps in large animation sceens to reduce memory ussage,
- Convert... see below
- Change / Rename paths (with paths history and rename path prefix eg. change only server/drive letter)
      * Choose path from history or scene paths
      * Pick new path
      * Rename paths beginng ( drive letter or paths C:\sample\abc\ and rename them to Z:\3d\sample\abc\ )
      * Find and Replace part of paths - supports Regular Extension
- Multi-threaded Auto-Relink with progress dialog
- And More...

SteamRoller

8 votes

Steamroller unwraps every objects in a selection using Max's built-in flatten function based on the specified parameters. Steamroller is mainly for helping out people doing texture baking.

 

Rollout Screenshot

Object Properties 2.0

5 votes

A non-modal Object Properties window, very simliar to the original one in 3dsmax but this allows you to change selection with the dialog open!  It also has the VRayProperties window included so you don't have to switch dialogs when setting up passes. (Needs updating for VRay 3.0+) There is also a MaxScript tab which shows you loads of information about the object you have select and this is really powerful for learning to script!

Fountain Animation Tools (F-Tools)

214 votes

 

About FTools.script in English:
http://www.fountain-tools.com/en/service/ftools-script-info/

Manual in English:
http://www.fountain-tools.com/downloads/6

Rectangle by Edge

10 votes

Spline primitive that creates a rectangle based on the direction of clicked point:

Rotated Rectangle

See also NGon by Edge.

InstantRig

12 votes

 

Pose Manager

Auto Overlap

Auto Skin

Populate:Terrain

34 votes

Populate:Terrain assists in creating and optimizing terrain surfaces from contour lines or from existing meshes. The quad based output allows for easier later remodeling, for example using push/pull painting. The regular face size reduces rendering issues (GI, displacement) and you can use Turbosmooth on it.

Fast Housing

3 votes

Fast Housing generates an architectural structure through a custom procedural mesh object, you can change parameters and watch the results in real time. It's an easy and intuitive way to create a house at a simple level, its versatility allows you to create your own style, usefull for the creation of urban backgrounds.

This script creates a FA_House primitive object which works as any 3ds Max object: any deformer can be applied, animatable parameters, can be converted to mesh etc ...

Relink Bitmaps

489 votes

 

2.10 Changelog:

  • Added support for FStorm Render - Bitmaps/Lights/Proxies, thanks to Nikita Gushchin!
  • Fixed the "$directory not recognized" error
  • [NEW] Option to automatically search the Max scene directory

2.09 Changelog:

  • CoronaBitmap / CoronaProxy / CoronaLight support added (this didn't get added to 2.08 even though I meant it to).
  • Changed the functionality of the read-only browse (because I didn't like how I did it last verison)
  • Fixed the stupid error with the "RemindMe=" bug that users experienced when they pressed "Remind Me in a week"
  • Octane render is still impossible for me to support at the moment, they handled filenames strangely.  Contact them if you want support added, my forum name on their forums is colinsenner.

2.08 Changelog:

  • Corona Render fully supported
  • Browse buttons are Read-only share friendly
  • Attempted to support Octane Render, but the way they are exposing their custom map types like Image_Texture are not in line with any other plugin I’ve seen, if you want Octane support, it’d be best to contact them on their forums or email directly to help me resolve the issue, they were unhelpful when I attempted to contact them to resolve this.  My forum name on Octane forums is colinsenner.

2.07 Changelog:

  • Point Cache files are now supported
  • Fixed ‘directory not recognized: $’ error
  • Long overdue change to the way missing bitmaps are displayed, they are now displayed filename first, as requested by 100s of you.  Sorry this took so long.

Relink Bitmaps is a script to easily relink all missing files (Bitmaps, VRayMeshes, Mental Ray Proxies, VRayHDRI, IES, etc) when they change directories or when you move computers, check out the short video tutorial below for more detailed information.

Unlike some other scripts of its kind, this is free!  There is a small donation link within the script if you choose to donate, I will remove the nag.  It is a simple licensing system, that does not force you to transfer network cards or be connected to the internet and will work with all versions of Max that are supported by the script.  If you choose to donate I'll be more than happy to license multiple computers as well.

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