VMC (VRay Material Control)

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Version: 
v2.1306
Date Updated: 
07/23/2015

Change VRay properties en masse!

Features:

  • Sets properties on all Vray materials and maps in the Scene, Selection or Material Editor in a couple of clicks.
  • Global Subdiv Reset for getting scenes where you want them.
  • Donors get support for all Vray Cameras, Lights, Modifiers & Geometry, Bitmaps, Color Correction Map and the 3rd party maps: Color Correct, MultiTexture, MultiScatterTexture & ForestMaterial and a set of handy Power Tools:
    • Batch Mode
    • Turn all/selected lights on/off
    • Reset scene's material FX ID's: resets all scene materials to 0 & disables the VRayMtl's "override material effect" option
    • Put selection's materials to material editor
    • Remove selection’s materials
    • Neutralise VrayCameras: Sets white balance to neutral and turns off vignetting on all scene cameras
    • Set all VRayProxys to box or point mode
    • Turn off interpolation on all scene VRayMtls
    • Turn off use IR Map on all VRayLights
    • Turn off reflect on back side on all VRayMtls
    • Put any missing plugin materials/maps to the material editor for inspection
    • Put any translucent materials to the material editor for inspection
    • Put any VrayLightMtls or self-illuminated VRayMtls to the material editor for inspection

Installation:

Download the package at VMC Script Page on my website.

The script should work with any version of VRay or 3DSMax. Learn the basics on the VMC Help Page
Follow me on Twitter for update announcements: @ollyspolys

Other Software Required: 
Vray

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magicseed's picture

missing transluscency type

Hi Olly,

I've been using your script for quite a while and I am a donor. Your script is great but one thing I noticed is that it has no setting to select the transluscency type. In many evermotion objects, I found that they set the translucency type to "hybrid" which I ought to change to "none" for all the objects but this feature is not yet in your script. Can you please take a look at this? Thank you very much.

Regards,
Magicseed

NicolasC's picture

Hello Olly :)

Thanks for you answer !
I hope this bug with std lights can be fixed easily & quickly ... I've taken the habit to rely on VMC to tweak subdivs on all my scenes, so it was a bit of a pain to handle manually std lights subdivs yesterday evening ;)

Thanks again for your great work on VMC.

Cheers.

NicolasC

MaximuM's picture

Same problem here

Hi,

I have the same problem as NicolasC for standard lights subdivs: it is not affected by VMC.
Another problem with lights is that "All Off", "All On", "Sel Off" and "Sel On" buttons don't work properly when there are both standard and VRay lights in the scene.
Anyway, thank you for this great script !

Olly's picture

Hi NicolasC, I will look into

Hi NicolasC,

I will look into the standard light subdiv issue.

No eta on the subdiv reset for selected - it is trickier than I had hoped to get a graceful solution, but will persevere!

I have been working on storing the classes to improve the performance so it should help your issue with vraydirt maps.

I only work on this when I have a spare evening so you will have to bear with me - watch this space!

Cheers,
Olly

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NicolasC's picture

Problem with standard lights

Hello,

Has anyone experienced problems when setting all lights subdivs, that std lights subdivs don't get affected ? AFAIR, VMC had the problem a while ago, but this was solved ?

Thanks.

NicolasC

NicolasC's picture

2 questions please :)

Hello Olly !

I have 2 questions about VMC (which is getting more and more essential with each update btw):

- any ETA for the activation of the Selected feature in Global Subdivs Reset ?
- with big scenes, I've noticed a huge slowdown in VMC processing as long as Maps is checked in Global Subdivs Reset section. Maybe I'm missing something, but in such scenes where the only map needing subdivs adjustment is VRay Dirt, why would it be so slow ? I've even been forced to kill 3dsmax process after about 15 minutes waiting ... then loaded the scene again, left everything checked apart Maps, and everything was fine ;)

Thanks again for your efforts enhancing VMC !

Cheers.

NicolasC

Olly's picture

Hi MaximuM, Thank you for

Hi MaximuM,

Thank you for your question.

Yes that feature is unlocked for donors. If you are a donor and are still having trouble please email me!

Cheers,
Olly

Follow me on twitter for news updates: http://twitter.com/ollyspolys

Maxscripts to save you time: http://www.oliverradford.com/

MaximuM's picture

Changing Blur in Diffuse map ?

Hi,

Thank you for this great script ! I use it a lot but there is still something I can't do: I would like to set a particular value for both "Blur" and "Blur offset" values of bitmaps in my VRayMtls. So far I didn't find how to do it.
Does it mean I must be a donor to be able to do it ?

Thank you in advance for your answer,

Olly's picture

VMC v2.1304 available

Introducing Batch Mode!

The VMC Script now has a Batch Mode (Power Tool) that allows you to set properties and reset subdivs on a whole directory. Great for getting your purchased asset collections where you want them.

Get the update here: http://www.oliverradford.com/3ds-max/scripts/vmc-vray-material-control/

Please let me know if you find any bugs!

Follow me on twitter for news updates: http://twitter.com/ollyspolys

Maxscripts to save you time: http://www.oliverradford.com/

Olly's picture

Thanks for the donation -

Thanks for the donation - much appreciated.

Interesting idea for the wildcards - I will look into it!

Follow me on twitter for news updates: http://twitter.com/ollyspolys

Maxscripts to save you time: http://www.oliverradford.com/

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