Render Info Strip

13 votes
Version: 
0.03b
Date Updated: 
07/11/2011

This script was created upon request as a vray frame stamp replacement, intended for mental ray and scanline rendrers.

It allows custom information to be displayed in the rendered image, with user defined font size, style, colors and opacity of the strip background. In addition to predefined keywords, there are five custom expressions and one script value. Original render frame buffer can either be closed or kept open. The settings and callbacks are saved in the .max files.

Installation: The .ms file can be run from any location (Maxscript -> Run Script...), if you want to put it in toolbar, menu or quadmenu, place the .ms file to Scripts folder, download the file infostrip.mcr and either drop it in viewport or run it once (NOTE: If you're using the .mcr file, the downloaded .ms file name has to be just info_strip.ms, no _0, _1 or anything else at the end). In Customize dialog you will then find the script in category Advanced.

Additional Info: 

Example of the resulting information strip:

Tutorial: creativescratchpad.blogspot.com/2011/07/render-info-strip-customization.html

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 9, VIZ 2008
AttachmentSize
info_strip.ms26.95 KB
infostrip.mcr155 bytes

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Swordslayer's picture

Could you send me a

Could you send me a screenshot showing the error or maybe even the stacktrace from the listener if there's any? You can reach me via contact form here, thanks in advance.

Shilo's picture

Bug?

This totally broke my framebuffer in max2012 64bit after I added the button in toolbar.
I cannot move rendered frame window at all it gives me an error that points to vfb script in stdscripts.
Too bad, it was nice.

Swordslayer's picture

Hi, if you mean the Max.

Hi, if you mean the Max. Photons per Sample and similar settings, then yes, it's quite easy, just replace any of the custom expression with renderers.current.GlobalIllumAccuracy to get this value. To get the complete list of render settings for mental ray, look at http://goo.gl/9W5mA (wherever it says <mental_ray_renderer> you'd replace it with renderers.current).

For more information follow the tutorial link in script description.

Braiz's picture

Custom

These custom expressions?? Would I be able to ad, say, photon count and other things related to Global illumination?

Swordslayer's picture

My pleasure :)

My pleasure :)

Braiz's picture

Tried downloading your

Tried downloading your attachment, and it works. Thanks again mate :)

Michele71's picture

Thanks Swordslayer! A plug

Thanks Swordslayer! A plug very ,very useful :) One point to you ;)

Swordslayer's picture

Okay, no idea what's wrong

Okay, no idea what's wrong (when I download it, it's okay, I've tried several times). Anyway, I've attached v0.03 to this comment so hopefully it will work for you.

NOTE: If you're using the .mcr file, the downloaded .ms file name has to be just info_strip.ms, no _0, _1 or anything else at the end.

AttachmentSize
info_strip.ms 26.95 KB
Braiz's picture

hmm... just downloaded the

hmm... just downloaded the script again and checked the header, still says version 0.02b...

Swordslayer's picture

All I can tell you is that's

All I can tell you is that's the old script, not the new one. The file you have in C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2012\scripts\info_strip.ms should have -- Version: 0.03b in the header.

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