Tagged 'scene'

Outliner

 The Outliner 2.0 is a fast and easy to use scene management tool. It has a wide range of features, including selecting, hiding, freezing, linking and grouping objects in the "Hierarchy Mode". In the "Layer Mode" you can organize your scene by dragging&dropping objects from one layer to the other. What's more, the Outliner offers support for nested layers, to manage scenes more efficiently. The interface is nimble enough to keep it open constantly.

Scene Notes helper


There is many manners to save notes to the scene. Usually I put notes to dummy helpers with descriptive names and location to remind me something for concrete object, layer or the whole scene, so I use multiple targets to hold my notes, and any 'popup' persistent callbacks not sound good to me. Also I intend to control which of them to see on loading, so, this helper plugin is written mainly for my workflow, but hope it`s welcome to someone else.

XRef Scenes update

I experienced problem with updating XRefs scenes during main scene load. I can hit "Update Now" button on workstation but I can't do this during renderfarm rendering. This script forces XRefs update during main scene load. It should be installed on every single render node. I expreienced this problem at 3ds Max ver 9, script was tested on ver. 2009 also (will propably work at v. 2008). Problem disappeared at 3dsMax 2010.

zwischendrin.com HDRI Scene Setup

This tool creates a scene setup for HDRIs downloaded from www.zwischendrin.com and adds a test object (with materials), a camera and uses linear workflow if you like to.

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Show Main Notes

This 'bean script' just open notes from text file.
May looks like as 'popup notes' kind of scripts,
but it not create or add something to the scene file.
Come in handy then you need quick access (to read/edit)
some major notes without opening the scene file.

-- What it does --
When open/load a scene file, it check for a text file
with the same name at the same dir, and if found it,
just open it in your default text editor (e.g. NotePad).

-- Purpose-built --

NukeOps

A set of functions wrapped into a minimalist single-click button to help 3ds Max and Nuke artists to bring the 3ds Max 3d scene assets into Nuke's powerful 3d compositing scene.

This tool allows:

1) Copy cameras and any other objects (as points) and their animation into clipboard for an easy Copy+Paste action inside Nuke.

2) Generate .chan files from selected cameras and any other objects (as points) and save them either many at once or one at a time to selected destination.

Scene Clean

Formerly Mat Clean, which was formerly Mat Kill.

*Indicates its newer-ish

*Collapse Stack(s): Collapses the selected objects, or if nothing is selected it will prompt to collapse all objects (even hidden).

*Pivot to World Zero (left click):
Sets the pivot to the lowest point in a mesh, then center, then moves the object to the center of the world zero point.

MeshManager

MeshManager combines a powerful scene explorer with a mesh asset manager in order to simplify and speed up the process of creating and modifying a scene in 3D Studio MAX. This is a commercial script that is't still in the beta stage. For a similar script oriented towards materials, check out MatManager . 

 

MAIN FEATURES

Quick Layer Organizer

Simply create a layer and name it specific to what should go into the layer, for example "CHAR" for character geometry. Any character geometry you make you just need to remember to include "CHAR" in the object's name and when the Quick Layer Organizer is run it will find any objects with "CHAR" in the name and put them into the "CHAR" layer. Any objects that don't match the name a layer will remain in whatever layer they are currently in and the default layer is ignored during the organization.

Map Loader

1. Run script

2. In Max goto "Customize->Customize User Interface...->Toolbars
tab->Category: ColinScripts->Map Loader
" and drag "Map Loader" to a toolbar, click to run.

 

Loads maps into the material editor that exist in the scene.  Very straightforward. Support for special Mental Ray Maps and VRay Maps included.

 

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