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This script will bring up the material editor - with ALL selected objects material placed in it for you. Just select your objects - and run. The material defaults to gray defaults first. If no objects are selected then the material editor is reset to defaults.
Takes any max file in a specified directory (or recursively through a directory tree) and adds all scene materials to a matlib you specify. If the matlib does not exist - it will create it - otherwise - it'll add to the one that's already there.
Lets you create several different kinds of atmospheric passes. For example - you can saves an image sequence that represents the current environment ranges in the scene by changing all objects in the scene to a matte material and rendering the scene with white fog. Good for doing postprocess fog and postprocess depth of field.
This should probably be a version 0.1 but anyway. This builds translucency data for sequences. Multiple object support. Needs jblib and jbfunctions from www.johnburnett.com. Little testing so far - but it works for me:) Note there is a excessive amount of progress bars right now which gives you a lot of screen flashing on light objects. I can reduce this somewhat.