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Object ID Organizer

4 votes

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Object ID Organizer is similar to my previous Material ID Organizer.

It lets you quickly organize / inspect Object IDs in the scene and create MultiMatteElelemnts or Corona CMultiMatte.

Vray Script for randomizing Object IDs and Material IDs

1 vote

This is a script we use at work. One of the guys modified a script for Mental Ray. It gives random Obj IDs and Mtl IDs to all objects and materials in your scene. Unfortunately as there are a max number of 16 material IDs, that is all you get. Remember to change 'output type' from 'Integer (no AA)' to 'Color (with AA)' to have an anti-aliased pass.

When you run this script you will have no notification or messages, but it will have worked. If you check material IDs and Object IDs you will find they have all changed.

Inset by Smoothing Group

9 votes

As the mcg installation process was pretty convoluted, I decided to redo the InsetBySmoothingGroup modifier in maxscript - the speed is the same and you don't have to care about different versions of max behaving different, connecting disconnected nodes and all that stuff. Now it's just one .ms file, and there's no vertex weld needed either.

Batch Camera Render

255 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.

1.10.3b 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

Auto-save

10 votes

Unzip the files into your scripts/startup directory.

MotionFX

39 votes

MotionFX is a powerful tool for motion graphics and visual effects in 3D MAX.

Normal Tools

2 votes

Wall Worm's Normal Tools make it easier to work with Normals inside Max. The tools fill the gap with some of the limitations with the current Edit Normals modifier included in 3ds Max.

The Normal Tools give you several way to set the Normals via type in values, using a tape helper for a vector, or pointing normal at a target.

Save & Restore Views

5 votes

A simple script that is pretty similar to max's own "Save active perspective view" and "Restore active perspective view" functionality just that there are 5 slots with preview images. Un-comment the first 2 lines to install it as a macroscript. Click the little lock symbol to save a view, click the image button to restore it. 

V-Ray Proxy Tools

14 votes

This is a very simple tool for controling the display of proxys in your scene. It is quite useful on large scenes with a great deal of proxys. 

Cheers, 

Dave

Pair Vertex Collapser

2 votes

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