Tagged 'xref'

DropBox

5 votes

DropBox is a 3ds Max scripting tool for creating a library of objects and scenes. It can be used as a clipboard with a list of objects.

What is available for you with DropBox:
- folder list management
- copying objects to the library from 3dsmax scene
- copying objects by groups to separate files
- paste whole scene from library
- paste objects by name list
- paste objects by layer
- paste scene as XRef
- see the preview pictures of scenes in the library

Outliner

752 votes

 The Outliner 2.0 is a fast and easy to use scene management tool. It has a wide range of features, including selecting, hiding, freezing, linking and grouping objects in the "Hierarchy Mode". In the "Layer Mode" you can organize your scene by dragging&dropping objects from one layer to the other. What's more, the Outliner offers support for nested layers, to manage scenes more efficiently. The interface is nimble enough to keep it open constantly.

Project Manager

591 votes

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max Models, Materials, Textures and IES Photometric Lights.
  • Merge Models, Materials, Bitmaps and IES using Drag& Drop.
  • Store/Create Proxy with materials.
  • Interactive rendering previews for Materials, IES Photometric, BVH Motion capture, FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, ArchVision RPC, GrowFx, Revit, Substance, BIP motion, SketchUp, Revit, HDRI & etc.
  • Support to Substance textures
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Power Asset Tracking Management.
  • Support to most used renderers like V-Ray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.
  • Adds support for ArchVision RPC
  • Adds the ability to drag files to the Command panel in Max 2018+
  • Adds the ability to use the Spacebar for viewing previews in a separate window
  • Fixes a bug after assigning an IES file to a light by dragging it to the Command panel
  • Fixes an issue with clearing paths in an exported model when using 'Save selection to file'
  • Fixes an issue displaying the maximized plugin window on some monitors
  • Fixes an issue with preview generation for some image formats like IFL
  • Fixes an issue when refreshing the listview using the F5 key
  • Fixes an issue with removing files that depend on main
  • Fixes some minor issues with the interface

Changes for Project Manager v.2.96.45:

  • The methods of generation preview for Substance and additional 3ds Max image formats (such as vrimg and etc.) is rewritten
  • Adds an ability to use Database in read-only mode (this is a beta-function *)
  • Fixes a potential issues with compatibility to other plugins that uses the SQLite library
  • Fixes a bug with interactive rendering preview for some 3D files
  • Fixes some minor issues with placing merged nodes
 

Models 3D Models Browser
Materials Materials Browser
Textures Textures Browser
HDRI HDRI Browser
IES IES Photometric Browser
Asset Files Asset Tracking

FilePathFinder Pro & Light versions

410 votes

Using the FilePathFinder you can be sure that you have a complete control over external links into your scenes.

Asset tracking features include support for XREF files and easy linking with external files.

Using the FilePathFinder (and Batch Render&Relink), you can search for missing assets and relink external files.

In addition, files that are linked to selected objects are displayed in Interactive Mode, and bitmap textures can be toggled and placed within the Material Editor.

Also with this tool you can easy make an archive a 3ds Max scene.

Note that FilePathFinder supports the highest number of asset types of any plug-in.

 

For example, FilePathFinder is the only plugin that can display and relink Vray Lens effects, even with missing bitmaps. In addition, scenes may be archived and easily sent to render services such as RebusFarm.

The Batch Render&Relink tool helps manage your asset files into the 3D model and material libraries in Batch Mode.

BR&R is capable of rendering thumbnails for 3D models, materials, and IES photometric files.

Batch Mode makes for an easy way to gather and compile many assets at once.


New Features & Fixes for FilePathFinder Pro

  • Adds support to 3ds Max 2020.
  • Speeds up the relinking of asset files for complex scenes up to 5 times.
  • The option "Remove unused materials" now supports the Slate Material Editor. [3ds Max 2014 and above]
  • Fixes some minor issues with renaming items in the listview.
  • Fixes some minor issues with comparing external files with same name but different content
  • Fixes an issue with annoying message of Archvision RPC plugin at start
  • Fixes an issue with selecting Vray Proxies by file-name.

111_xrefSceneManager

2 votes

this is a replacement for the standard xref scene manager with the main goal - allowing you to switch on/off xref scenes quickly. just click on an item in the list.

toggle xref by parent

23 votes

togglesĀ theĀ enabled state of Scene Xrefs on or off depending on their current state by selecting the parentdummy the xref is linked to and running this script.

Quick Mask

72 votes

Quick black and white mask from the selected objects

Quick Mask

Now support XRef Scenes

XRef Scenes update

47 votes

I experienced problem with updating XRefs scenes during main scene load. I can hit "Update Now" button on workstation but I can't do this during renderfarm rendering. This script forces XRefs update during main scene load. It should be installed on every single render node. I expreienced this problem at 3ds Max ver 9, script was tested on ver. 2009 also (will propably work at v. 2008). Problem disappeared at 3dsMax 2010.

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