3ds Max | Scripts

Collect Asset

21 votes

This script collects textures and other files used in the scene in one folder. Check for the same file names.
It is free script.

Purge Unused Materials

2 votes

A simple macroscript to delete all unused materials from the Compact Editor Material Slots AND the Slate Material Editor Views.
The Compact Editor Code is from the existing Macro found under the Compact Material Editor "Utilities" menu.
I have added the code to also purge the SME at the same time.

You might want to check out the "Purge Empty Layers" macroscript as well. There are some awesome scene management tools out there but these are both small, simple tools without a lot of overhead for doing a little housekeeping before saving your file.

Batch Export/Import

22 votes

This is a free script, for non commercial use.

This is the perfect script to transfer your models from 3ds Max to ZBrush/Unity/UDK/...
Basically it batch exports objects to multiple files.
Supported formats : max, obj, fbx, 3ds, ase, dwf, dwg, dxf, dae, nif.

Batch Exporter

1 vote

Expanded Object Colors

1 vote

This free script will give you some extra options for wire colors of new objects. You can set it to use default max, use current active layer color, set a specific color, set a range of colors and set value stepping.

To Install, just place the file in the Scripts/Startup folder.

To change settings, run this Macroscript:

macros.run "wallworm.com" "WallWormLaunchColorManager"

You can create a button/menu to launch the settings floater via Customize > Customize User Interface and finding the function "Launch Color Manager" in the "wallworm.com" category.

Project Manager

584 votes

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Best tool for organizing any type of 3D files.
  • Simple drag and drop for merging and assigning models, materials, textures, biped, IES lights and more.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials and IES files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, HDRI & etc.
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Missing external files management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Arnold & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.70.25:

  • Now you can save materials to library by dragging them directly from Material Editor**
  • Caching the materials thumbnails
  • Details View for Materials
  • Adds the ability to save sceneMaterials to Material Library using context menu of treeview
  • Updates for Unique Asset Tracking System what allows to working with assets which not support the default 3Ds Max Asset Tracking System
  • Adds support to RedShift Renderer – merging Proxy, creating IES and RedShift materials
  • Adds support to Arnold Renderer – merging Proxy, creating IES and Arnold materials
  • Adds the ability to create a fR_IES from IES photometric files (Final Render)
  • Adds “.BHV” and “.SKP” files as default formats for 3d files
  • Native preview for SketchUp files (.SKP)
  • Adds the ability to create Biped from .BHV files
  • Adds the ability to adding buttons for custom scripts to toolbar
  • Adds the ability to save comments and tags by pressing CTRL+ENTER
  • Adds the ability to rendering previews for models using all cameras present in rendered scene
  • New option “Fit view to nodes” – to disable/enable fitting view to objects in rendered scene
  • New methods and properties for API: PostScriptInfo.FitCameraFov and “BeforeRender” property for PostScriptInfo.BatchMode
  • Fixes an issues with rendering previews: now studio scaled to nodes instead previously used method for scaling nodes for fitting to studio
  • Fixes a bug when merging objects with hierarchy ( for example animated nodes )
  • Fixes an issue for 3Ds Max 2017 with assigning textures to modifiers and objects by dragging to Command panel
  • Fixes a minor issues with merging xRef
  • Some interface changes and speed improvements
  • Fixes an issue with very slow loading material libraries on complex scenes when use a Nitrous Direct3D Display Driver
  • Fixes an issue with locking a rendering view after rendering thumbnails for materials using default render-preset

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

Unreal Tools

0 votes

This is a tool to help game artist using 3ds max and unreal engine BUT this can be used by anyone as it has some cool one hit button features.

Script_Capture
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features include:
Batch export
[centers the object to the world and exports as an fbx to your project folders export folder, ideal for UE4 exporting]

Unwrap ch2

Slice Tool

4 votes

This script slices an object at regular intervals along the world axes.
Useful for quickly subdividing a complex mesh homogeneously, for vertex painting or to apply a bend modifiier to it for example.

If you have any requests or feedback, feel free to contact me at [email protected]
or in the comment section down here ;)

Update 2017/06/14: Added the distance feature.

Update 2017/06/15: The script is now running way faster.

ghostTown Lite

480 votes

 

ghostTown 0.21 Lite Beta for 3ds Max 2011


ExplodeSpline

12 votes

Select spline and run the script. It will explode every spline to separate spline object.

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