Random Startup Splash Image

4 votes
Version: 
1.0
Date Updated: 
01/11/2014
Author Name: 
Aaron Dabelow

 

A quick script for randomly changing the startup image for 3ds max.

I have seen other ones out there, but they require additional software, and have more complicated installations, so I made this one for me.

To install:

1. Unzip all files to a folder

2. run install.bat

if the folder structure of your max installation is different, simply copy the contents of $Scripts to your 3dsmax/scripts/ folder.

I have provided 2 splash images, but you can add as many, named whatever you like. Just put them in the /max/scripts/splashes/ folder. They will need to be a .bmp But they can be whatever resolution or aspect ratio you desire.

 

Version Requirement: 
2008+
AttachmentSize
randomsplash.ms510 bytes
randomsplash2013.zip1.12 MB
randomsplash2014.zip1.12 MB

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Haider of Sweden's picture

Update

Hi!

A small update, letting you put an overlay image with version (or anything else).
I use to work with several versions and it irritated me to show the wrong version (in case the splash had a version hardburned into it) or simply a reminder of what version I just launched.

Aaron, if you wish, you could attach the file to the original post for others to find.

AttachmentSize
randomsplash.ms 2.48 KB

Kind regards
Haider
www.haider.se

theonlyaaron's picture

Is there a "splash.bmp" in

Is there a "splash.bmp" in the install directory for your 3ds max install?

Some ideas, give yourself administrator privileges perhaps?
Try manually overwriting that file in your install directory, and see if there are any errors that come from that.

Let me know and I'll try and help! :)

norbert3d's picture

Dont work for me

i already copy and paste the files u mentioned above but doesnt work it out :(

im using max 2012
any idea ????

thnx

theonlyaaron's picture

Doesn't it work? Just

Doesn't it work? Just manually copy the contents of the $scrips folder the the max installation / scripts directory. That should do it. If that doesn't do it, let me know.

papigiulio's picture

Now if only you could make it

Now if only you could make it work for max design 2012, you would be a true hero. :)

feelin' frisky?

ricozone's picture

Nice !

Very Nice !

Thanks for sharing.
This works fine for me under max2014

RicoZone

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