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0.16 beta
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This is a small script for completely removing all references to missing plugins from your 3ds Max scene. For more details when running the tool, make sure to also read the info printed to the MAXScript listener.

Use with care (!) and do not save the results under the same file name!

The script will replace any missing plugin object with the first usable alternative object of the same class (e.g. a missing render effect will be replaced by the first available render effect). I cannot give any guarantees this will not mess up your data, your machine or your live.

Additional Info: 

To run it, just open the scene that reports missing plugins and run the script by drag-and-drop or through the MAXScript > Run menu.

In the MAXScript listener, you can find some additional information on what was replaced.

Minimal testing so far - please let me know if it works for you (or not), thanks!

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2008+


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Martin Breidt's picture

Thanks for the feedback. The

Thanks for the feedback. The same info that you see in the message box is also printed to the MAXScript listener - there you can read the full list.

Ripio Suelto's picture

works perfectly in Max 2017

Great job, very helpful. Removed old dlls of a render engine in one step. Thanks man!
You only could correct the information window, it is not resizable and I could not see all the information of every items fixed

crantech's picture

works in 2016 x64

works in 2016 x64

harnelbe's picture

Work perfectly

Work with no problem with 3dsmax 2017 19.0 SP3

Thanks a lot !

Arnaud ALB LE BOT AKA Harnelbe Mammakinna

appius's picture

great thanks

great thanks

nikobus's picture

Thank you! Great work it

Thank you! Great work it helps me a lot!! Cheers.

superrune's picture

Thank you for the script!

This script just saved a huge job on the renderfarm. Thanks Martin!!

krassi's picture

absolutly perfect!it removed

absolutly perfect!
it removed some very annoying old plugin in 2015 wich is outdated and was persistent like a virus ;)



andrasmiklos's picture

thanks for this script.

thanks for this script.

András Miklós Balogh - [email protected]

Univerpix Studio's picture

Thank you

It works like a charm. Great work

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