Random Wire Color Tools

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Version: 
1.0
Date Updated: 
07/21/2010
Author Name: 
David Mackenzie

Wire Colour Tools is a simple script for setting random wire colours to all of the objects in the scene. Anyone who does allot of post work either in PS or a compositing package should find this script useful. Being able to adjust any element or of your project in post by the object enables you to get the most of your image, rendering Wire Colour passes is very simple and inexpensive from render time point of view.

Wire Colour Tools has three way in which you can use it:

  • Colour By Layer. This sets a random wire colour all of the objects on each layer. 
  • Colour By Material. Perhaps the most useful of the three options this one will set all objects wire colour based on the material that is applied to it. 
  • Random Colour. This is pretty self explanatory it allows you to set a random wire colour to every object in the scene. There is also the option to run these only on selected objects.

I hope you find Wire Colour Tools useful. Again if you are doing allot photoshop work on your images I imagine this tool will save you some time. If you have any suggestions for new features please let me know and I will do my best to get them in there. If you do come across a bug please let me know.
Cheers,
Dave

 

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ChinmayT's picture

Feature Suggestion

Hello David Mackenzie,

First of all great script..
It is very useful.
Thank you.

I have a suggestion / feature request.

I work with X-Refs sometimes.
I know due to 3ds max limitations this script cannot be used on X-Ref scenes.

But I think I have found a work around for it to work on X-Refs.
Let me know what you think -

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Set a color range in the script to choose from for example - R / G / B.
For example if I have multiple X-Ref scenes
For scene 1 - I will choose Red Range
and then click on "color by material" -
the scene object must be wire coloured only in the shades of red.
Then in scene 2 - I can have Green Range.
the scene object must be wire coloured only in the shades of green.
And my main scene I can go for Blue range.
the scene object must be wire coloured only in the shades of blue.
When I will render my scene I should get a wire color in the shades of R-G-B combined.

R-G-B is just basically to explain to you the example.

But in the main script I would suggest you to go for
V I B G Y O R / more the number of colours more - X'Ref scenes can be attached

Ofcourse in the best scenario - a user can choose a color range.
But V I B G Y O R option must be present all times.

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Let me know what you think...

Cheers - Chinmay T.

fedemas1969's picture

hello, have you found any way

hello, have you found any way to assign the same color to the instances? thanks.

fedemas1969's picture

assign the same color to the instances

hello, have you found any way to assign the same color to the instances? thanks.

WaseemOnLine's picture

Hi,I just want to say thank

Hi,
I just want to say thank you for making "Random Wire Color " Script for 3ds max, it help me a lot.
But I have a small question, how can I make this script to be on a button in 3ds max interface instead of draging it from it's file every time.
Thank you

vusta's picture

DIY

what's wrong with clicking on 'tools' ?

abdelrahman's picture

plz

send me the script sir ([email protected])

JokerMartini's picture

you dont need to put a help

you dont need to put a help section.
just use tooltips.

John Martini
Digital Artist
http://www.JokerMartini.com (new site)

themaxxer's picture

add groups

is it possible to add groups to get a random wire color? as an option.

thanks for your effort
themaxxer

themaxxer's picture

would it be possible that all

would it be possible that all instances get the same color?

best regards
themaxxer

lantlant's picture

Very good job! and this:

Very good job!

and this: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1587713/colorgrid.ms
..this script can not know which one I downloaded from scripting tutorial ,but likewise interesting random colouring..
And of course, the simple but great: http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/random-wire-color-0

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