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Photoshop tool. Open image maps in photoshop

29 votes

Hello,

This is an update for an oldie but a goodie,

 

This is an oldie but a goody. Put simply, it is a script that will open 3ds Max material maps in photoshop. I use it in my quad menu. If photoshop isn’t open, then it will open it for you. The previous version used a hard old school search for image maps used
in your materials, before opening them in photoshop. This version uses
the max class dependencies to get all bitmaps used in a material.

V-RayMtl Converter

162 votes

V-RayMtl Converter 3 - the useful tool for automating such a time-consuming process as converting different types of materials (currently supported: Standard, Raytrace, Autodesk Material, Architectural (Revit), mrArch&Design, Corona Renderer, NVIDIA iray (unofficial), fr-Advanced, Brazil Advanced) to V-Ray materials, as well as reverse conversion V-Ray materials to Standard materials (which is very useful for game developers, modelers etc.)

View full list of currently supported materials and maps.

v3.5 update:

  • added support for V-Ray Next
  • added option for choice of how to converting CoronaBitmap: to VrayHDRI or to Standard Bitmaptexture
  • added support for convert CoronaRoundEdges to VRayEdgesTex
  • improved conversion CoronaFrontBack texturemap (creates a Vray2Sided material if this map is used in the diffuse slot)
  • added convert CoronaLight with ies to VrayIES
  • added option in "Advanced conversion" section for converting only selected Lights node
  • added option in "Advanced conversion" section to selecting conversion type of the Standard Cameras (for Max 2016 and newer)
  • some conversion improvements and code optimization

View full changelog

V-RayMtl Converter 3.0

Mesh Surface

12 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.

AXIS

1 vote

I have released axis which is a screen space direction to world space orientation modeling tool set. It let's you work with selections without having to check the orientation of your objects/sub-objects. But check the video instead. It's better to watch it. :)

Link to Axis: https://rapidmxs.com/axis/

The tool I'm using to operate with Axis is called Octopus:

PolySmoother

4 votes

PolySmoother is a professional tool to efficiently work with Smoothing Groups.

It allows you to visualize and manage the Smoothing Groups in a quick and easy way. You can set Hard and Soft edges, select edges by convexity, copy, paste, modify and optimize Smoothing Groups, as well as convert them from and to UV mapping, among many other features.

Batch Camera Render

260 votes

This script aims to replace standard 3dsmax's Batch Render and imitates Houdini Output Node workflow. Using it you can specify rendering parameters - frame size, frame number, output path - directly to camera object, so every camera in scene 'knows' what it intended to render. Additional functionality is Lighting Assignment - you can specify which light will be turn on or off for selected camera during the rendering.

1.12 New Feature:

  • Deadline support.
    Very basic imlementation, it allows you to submit your jobs on a deadline server. Enter deadline repository address and check "Use Deadline" checkbox. Other checkbox doesn't matter in this case ("Net render", "Show Submit Dialog").
    Probably it requires Deadline 3ds max Submitter installed. I didn't have a chance to check it on a clean machine.

1.11 Features and fixes:

  • State sets support added
  • "projectname" keyword added which resolves to project's folder name
  • other fixes and improvements

1.10.3b Fixes:

  • Crash when vray ir/lcache maps are set to auto-save
  • Region render was not set properly during the rendering

This is major update of the script, so it may not be as stable as before. Backup scenes or cameras at least before running this version. More information can be found here - 1.10b Multiple presets for each camera

Previous updates:

1.10.2b Fixes:

  • Problems with render elements paths
  • Copy/paste of render region settings
  • Properly convert render region values when change resolution

New features:

  • Multiple presets for each camera
  • New keyword %presetname% to support multiple presets
  • Distributed rendering checkbox added to vray common settings
  • Bugfix - Net render not starting after cancelling during local rendering.
  • Improved performance with scenes with lots of cameras
  • Added support of Vray RT as a production renderer
  • Added support of using MFRender script to render scenes through BatchCamera script.
  • Bugfix - Error was popping up sometimes during drag-n-drop
  • Bugfix - Render elements didn't render in certain conditions
  • Bugfix - Pre-render/post-render scripts didn't work on network rendering
  • Bugfix - Select All and Toggle All buttons didn't work properly

Here are some details: http://usakhelo.github.io/batchcam/batchcam-1.9.20.html

Advanced Fragmenter

19 votes

Script for artistic fragmenting and flexible control of cutter object.

ScriptRun

19 votes

•••ScriptRun is a free maxscript tool that allow you to easy search through your script
collections inside different directories, run selected script, open in the MaxScriptEditor
if you need to make some changes or make the favorites list for latter use.
Also there is a quickRun method for the "Last Used Script"
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Material ID Condense

13 votes

What it does:
Condenses material ID's Based on the texture name or material name.

How to use it:
Under Utilities Tab, hit the MAXScript button
then push run script, locate CondenseMaterialIDs.mcr and hit open.
Now in the Utilities drop down, choose Condense material ID's.

Here you may choose to
A:
condense it from the material name i use a script i found on Scriptspot called "OS3D_SetMaterialName_v01.ms" i cant seem to locate it again but it sets all material names to the Image names.

B:
Condense by the diffuse texture name eg Image1.jpg

AE Transfer

8 votes

AE Transfer is the script that allows you to easily export objects and its parameters to Adobe After Effects.

Features:

- Export multiple objects data using the generated .jsx script;
- Export parameters of a single object via Windows clipboard;
- Global Scale parameter;
- High precision of exported values;
- Automatic detection of animation length and whether an object is static;
- An export range may link to render or animation range;
- Real-time updated Object list;

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