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Project Manager

586 votes

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max models, materials, textures and lights.
  • Merging models, materials, bitmaps and IES using drag& drop.
  • Store/Create Proxy with materials.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials and IES photometric files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, DWG, SketchUp, BIP motion, HDRI & etc.
  • Support to Substance textures
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Power Asset Tracking Management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.88.06:

Merging

  • Adds an ability to batch export 3d files to Proxy
  • Adds an ability to merge models as SmartRefs
  • Adds an ability to specify a 3ds Max version when save models from scene to library
  • Changes for interface of saving models from scene to library
  • Merge as xRef objects now uses settings from 3ds Max for merging models (such as merge materials, modifiers, tracks and etc. )
  • Fixes a problem with creating a Proxy when both renderers are installed simultaneously - Redshift and Octane
  • Fixes a bug with extremely slow placing objects using the 'Object Place&Paint' tool
  • Now placing on HomeGrid always allowed [Object Place&Paint]
  • Adds an ability to change view of painted models between "Display as Box" and default view (active viewport display mode)
  • Fixes an issue with placing merged objects on scene objects
  • Fixes an issue when user can place a merged objects too far from the origin

Rendering preview

  • Updates default render-presets.
  • Adds default presets to Final Render, Octane, Redshift, Fstorm and Arnold renderers
  • Adds an option "Fit to Dummy" to render setting
  • More accurate fitting of objects to the view when rendering
  • Adds an ability to rendering thumbnails with references
  • Adds an ability to rendering preview for Substance shaders using sbsrender.exe
  • Fixes an issue with rendering preview for models without studio
  • Fixes a bug with crashing the 3Ds Max if studio doesn't contain the 'SceneDummy' object

Interface

  • Adds an ability to generate PDF files from items in listview
  • Speed up treeview's navigation
  • Fixes an issues with add/remove custom extensions to display files in "Models" category
  • Fixes an issue with set custom view for rendering previews defined into drop-down "View"
  • Fixes an issues with display the version of 3ds Max for some 3ds Max files
  • Fixes an issue with interactive rendering some IES files
  • Fixes a scaling for BVH files when interactive rendering
  • Supports only to x64-bit system ( same as 3ds Max since 2013 version )

Asset Tracking

  • Fixes some issues with archiving a scene
  • Fixes a minor issue with removing some links from scene ( menu-item "Remove Link From Scene" )
  • Fixes an issue with disabling and removing xRef objects on "Asset Files" tab
  • Fixes a minor issue with renaming asset links

Other

  • Changes for API: The 'PostScriptInfo' is deprecated. For details see a file "BatchRendering Script Example.ms" in 'presets' directory
  • Fixes a bug in FStorm Render when 3Ds Max crashed on trying to access Bitmap FStorm properties
  • Other some changes and speed improvements

Update History for all versions.

Models 3D Models Browser
Materials Materials Browser
Textures Textures Browser
HDRI HDRI Browser
IES IES Photometric Browser
Asset Files Asset Tracking

SteamRoller

6 votes

Steamroller unwraps every objects in a selection using Max's built-in flatten function based on the specified parameters. Steamroller is mainly for helping out people doing texture baking.

Version 1.3:
Fixed a problem where models wouldn't be unwrapped, which is a really bad thing for a one-function script. Sorry about that.

V-RayMtl Converter

156 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, mrArch&Design, Corona Renderer, fr-Advanced, Brazil Advanced) to V-Ray materials, as well as reverse conversion to Standard materials (which is very useful for game developers, modelers etc.)

V-RayMtl Converter 3.0

Populate:Terrain

34 votes

Populate:Terrain assists in creating and optimizing terrain surfaces from contour lines or from existing meshes. The quad based output allows for easier later remodeling, for example using push/pull painting. The regular face size reduces rendering issues (GI, displacement) and you can use Turbosmooth on it.

Elements to Objects

16 votes

A simple detach tool that explodes the selected objects into their elements.

Unwrap Pro

12 votes

Unwrap Pro is a 3ds Max plugin which unwraps meshes while producing low distortion, overlap free, weighted density UVs unlike the 3ds Max Peel command which produces overlapping uvs with high area distortion. Get it from https://mariussilaghi.com/products/unwrap-pro

Textures2materials

3 votes

poster

Textures2materials is a very handy plugin which can turn multiple textures into materials at once (into multi-material or into multiple material slots). It also checks if your textures have a bump versions and load them as bump. "Must have" plugin for any 3D designer.

Improved Face Weighted Normals

3 votes

IMPROVED FACE WEIGHTED NORMALS

This script is a must have for medium polygon modeling.

Weighted Vertex Normals or Face Weighted Normals use the area of the face to tune the vertexs normals.

This script does this for you with just one click.

Unlike others FWN Scripts, this one considers coplanar faces like they were a unique big face

You can disable this feature to get an standard FWN result, or tune threshold for not completely flat surfaces

Ver. history

1.2

miauu's Script Pack vol.2

11 votes

 

AE Transfer

7 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;
- Automatic detection of animation length and whether object is static;
- High precision of exported values;
- Script settings are persisted in 3ds Max scene;
- Real-time updated Object list;

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