Tagged 'utility'

MB Collapse

30 votes

Macroscript (without user interface) that will accurately collapse (bake) any transformation (position, rotation, scale) into keyframes (one keyframe per frame for the current animation range). Unlike the built-in tools, this works for any kind of controller as well as for parented objects (which will be unlinked afterwards).

v0.3 update:

LOD Creator

64 votes

Here's my version of LOD creation script, it uses multiRes modifier. It works on multiple geometry and retains the geo type. It retains the skin modifier too, so you can run on a skinned character as well. Feel free to use this script and lemme know if you want me to add any feature to it or if it has any bugs.

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.2.83.52:

  • Adds an ability to Interactive Render of .BVH ( Bio Vision Hierarchical ) animation files
  • Adds an ability to create Biped from .CSM ( Character Studio Motion Capture file ) files
  • Adds support to Final Render trueHybrid (fR R3.6 also supported)
  • Native preview for Final Render Proxy files (.fpx)
  • Adds an ability to paint using merged nodes
  • New capabilities with placing merged objects in scene: place on selection, on all scene objects or home grid
  • Adds an ability to save/restore materials with standard Displace and CoronaDisplacement modifiers
  • Now asset files refreshes automatically after changing link to xRefs
  • Speeds up resolve, strip and change the links to asset files
  • Now .IFL files are copied properly when user collect asset files or make an archive
  • Fixes a minor issue with creating a V-Ray Dome Light when drag HDRI files into viewport
  • Fixes an issue with very slow relinking of materials in Corona 1.7
  • Fixes an issue with scaling objects on rendering a preview when an option “Fit view to nodes” turned off

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

gizmoControl

41 votes

gizmoControl UI screenshot
This macroscript (to be found in the "MB Tools" category after executing the .mcr) will allow you to link the transformation of a modifier gizmo to some other scene object. Afterwards, the gizmo will always be fully aligned to that other scene object, which can be freely animated by any kind of controller and linked to any other scene node. In some way this is very similar to World Space Modifiers but it works for any kind of modifier gizmo.

This tool can be very useful for creating complex modifier animations, for example animating a Slice modifier's plane along a path, attaching a UVW Map modfier to some animated helper object, transforming a Displace modifier with some other object, or having an extra node control the- symmety plane of a Symmetry modifier.

removeMissingPlugins

104 votes

This is a small script for completely removing all references to missing plugins from your 3ds Max scene. For more details when running the tool, make sure to also read the info printed to the MAXScript listener.

Use with care (!) and do not save the results under the same file name!

The script will replace any missing plugin object with the first usable alternative object of the same class (e.g. a missing render effect will be replaced by the first available render effect). I cannot give any guarantees this will not mess up your data, your machine or your live.

FilePathFinder Pro & Light versions

411 votes

FilepathFinder - most power tool for working with Asset Files in 3ds Max.
With FilepathFinder you can easy find and collect asset files.
Utility supports XRefs of all types and processes all XRefs scenes linked to current.
Unlike all other such tools, FilepathFinder really finds all resources (images, HDR-images, Proxy, IES-files, shaders).
Also the FilePathFinder can help you quick find objects or materials and textures by asset links.

 

 

FilepathFinder PRO v3.70.19

  • Redesign the interface.
  • Increase the size of thumbnails up to 512px.
  • Adds support to different screen dpi settings.
  • Adds an ability to display thumbnails for 3ds Max scenes saved in 3ds Max 2017.
  • Updates for Unique Asset Tracking System what allows to working with assets which unsupported by default 3Ds Max Asset Tracking System.
  • Fixes the bug with crash of 3Ds max when Corona interactive rendering is active.
  • Fixed a bug when working with Assets whose name begins with the symbol "$" ( Error message: "$directory not recognized").
  • Fixes a bug with asset files when path contains invalid characters.
  • Fixes a bug when viewport displays a scene in black when use a Nitrous Direct3D Display Driver.
  • Adds the ability to rendering previews for models using all cameras present in rendered scene.[Batch Render&Relink].
  • New option "Fit view to nodes" - to disable/enable fitting view to objects in rendered scene. [Batch Render&Relink].
  • New methods and properties for API: PostScriptInfo.FitCameraFov and "BeforeRender" property for PostScriptInfo.BatchMode. [Batch Render&Relink].*
  • Adds a new property to 'Batch Render&Relink' API - BatchMode (return the string Unknown, Render, Relink, Test). [Batch Render&Relink]*
  • Fixes an issues with rendering previews: now studio scaled to nodes instead previously used method for scaling nodes for fitting to studio. [Batch Render&Relink].
  • Fixes an issue with stopping batch mode with message dialog about read-only files. [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixes a minor issue with rendering models using the Batch Render&Relink. [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Adds an ability to rendering preview for materials used in .vrmat files. [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixes a bug with relinking Material Library files using the Batch Render&Relink tool. [Batch Render&Relink]

Encrypt Script Utility

0 votes

Scripted Utility to quickly encrypt a maxscript using the following method:

Delete Modifier Utility

4 votes

This small utility allows to delete any modifier in a selection. First, it captures the modifiers in the selection. The group of selected objects can be of different types (geometry, shape...). Then select which modifier you want to delete and click on "delete".

DeformByProjecting Utility

4 votes

DeformByProjecting is a scripted utility for 3dsmax that allows deform one or more objects by projecting mesh verticies on the surface of another object (preform). The basic idea is similar to Conform (Compound Object), but functionality DeformByProjecting utility has differences and features:

pXTreeMotion

53 votes

This is a scripted utility plugin to animate a hierarchy or set of hierarchies with only ONE CLICK!, to simulate smooth and soft tree and plants natural movement.


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