3ds Max | Scripts

Rotation Axis Snap

4 votes

MUST HAVE very useful script that switches active viewport to the view closely aligned to the screen axis (camera view). The analog of behavior of constrain angle snap in ZBrush (activated by holding shift key).

Good replacement for internal switching between viewports hot keys (T/L/B/R/V), allowing you to rapidly switch to the top, bottom or side views while modeling. Instead of 5-6 keys, now you will have only one, that is more sense and intuitive.

new in v1.10: press hotkey again to switch back to the previous perspective view


7 votes

Shows the Local or Average Speed of an animated object in a multitude of formats. FIXED BUG that prevented the script from running. Added Selection Monitoring.

Altimeter and Speedometer

0 votes

There are two tools in the max scene - Altimeter and Speedometer. Altimeter shows Z coordinate of the selected object. Speedometer shows speed of the selected object. Both tools are 3dsmax text objects with custom attributes. Custom attributes let you select display units or pick the new object to measure. There are also two slider objects to display altitude and speed in viewport. These sliders might be deleted if there is no need in them.
Script is written in 3ds Max 2016. It will work in all later versions and probably some of the early versions of 3ds Max.

Silhouette Viewer

1 vote

This script displays the silhouette of objects by pressing a button.
The mechanism is to change the object color to white and change the viewport's shading display to object color mode.
If you press the button again or close the script, the display will also return.

Batch Export Any Format

0 votes

To Batch export use it script with "Batch It Max" script. "Batch It Max" can run any script on multiple files with single click.

Link for Batch It Max : http://paulneale.com/scripts/batchItMax/batchItMax.htm

Move to Surface - Updated

0 votes

I didn't create this script from scratch, this is an updated version of the script you can find in the maxscript documentation in the section called: How To - Practical Examples.

I added two lines of code to that script to fix the problem of pivot points location
for the objects that going to be dropped. Those two lines will shift the pivot point
to the center of each object's lower part.

rapidTools toolset

23 votes

The Download is now live on the rapidTools website!

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1 vote

Boujou2max plug-in poster

Boujou2max imports raw markers from Boujou as an animated cubes or dummies. This is a good solution for raw motion tracking without camera solve.


5 votes

MaxGrass is a MaxScript for creating realistic grass and vegetation in 3ds Max, in a single click. The script also animates the grass/vegetation growth which looks completely natural.

No plugins of any kind are needed. It does not use hair or particles, it creates real geometry, so that you get total control on each blade or leaf and the results are ideal for close up shots. Several parameters have been provided to get an infinite variety.

Animators Tool Kit (ATK)

19 votes

*NEW* Utilities in ATK 1.174
VIDEO 'Flippin' Flaps': One click animate the unfolding of your mesh faces.
VIDEO 'PathRig': Generate paths that are guided by target nodes, these paths can act as trajectories, path deforms or both.
TreeLinker': Link objects together by distance from an object to the next object.

Click the GIF for demos:

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