3ds Max | Scripts


3 votes

Quick tools in one place for ArchViz.


40 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.

Save button

2 votes

If you're tired of 3dsmax Auto-saving and freezing when you are working, this script is for you.

It's based on an idea of Vincent Lacour.

installation :

Put the file in the Scripts/startup folder of your 3dsmax installation.

Restart 3dsmax How it works :

When you start 3dsmax you'll notice a new tool at the bottom left of your UI.

If you right clic on the biggest button, you'll see a few options :


15 votes

LSSpirograph was written as a tool to create interesting paths for particle emitters to follow. It was designed as an aid to special fx creation for Soul Forge. The script takes input - either from a drop down list of predetermined shapes - or from the sliders on the UI - and then creates two dimensional spline shapes - much like real SpiroGraphs do.

Bake Objects

6 votes

Allows baking of keys for selected objects while providing options for how parental linking is handled depending on requirements.

Features include...

- Time range or limited range with step option.

- Baking to existing parent with an unlink option.

- Baking to a new parent while following exiting parents.

- Baking to a target object with options to unlink from the current parent or link to the target object.

- Baking of constrained objects that utilize position/rotation constraints or link constraint.


Measurement tape

5 votes

This tool will help you visualize distance between two points, it's very handy for people working in architecture. It's not a pure script only Text and tape stretching reflects the distance through a float script controler.

Biped Helper

1 vote

A companion interface for use alongside Biped. PDF guide below and accessible in the About rollout.

Features include:
- Supports multiple Bipeds in the same scene (picked via a dropdown list)
- Limited selection
- Hiding/Unhiding Biped
- Trajectory toggling
- Key all, delete all keys, and delete frame keys
- Setting TCB continuity values on a selection at the current slider time, or over the full time range (if keys exist)
- Adding or modifying limb Body/Object spaces (set Free or Planted keys)
- Toggle limb spaces

Marty the Henchscript

1 vote

CAT Pose Grabber

1 vote

A panel to support CAT rigs which allows temporary storage and retrieval of a single or muliple poses. Poses are not named and there is no management of them. The idea is that you simply want to grab a pose (or several) and use it immediately, without dealing with names or folder structures for fluid workflow. Poses saved are stored as files and are thererfore persistent unless overwritten using the script store functions.

Features include:
- Supports multiple CAT rigs in the same scene. You can even transfer poses from one rig to another.

3DS MaxTrackBar Markers Script

2 votes

This script marks specific frames in an animation, adds a note to each marked frame and save the list as xml.
The script is quite useful when juggling scenes and need to keep track of requiered changes, or team members need to share info among them.
The list will not be saved with the scene, it needs to be saved externally as xml to be used when re-opening the scene.

TrackBarMarkers XML AE v2.1.6 :

  • New AfterEffects script which imports and exports xml.
  • Syndicate content