VRay Camera Manager

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  • List and edit the most used VRay Physical Camera parameters in an easy to read table
  • Change the settings of multiple cameras without selecting in scene
  • Shutter priority mode - lock the shutter speed and vary the aperture or film ISO keeping the exposure constant.
  • Aperture priority mode
  • Film ISO priority mode
  • Sort the table contents by clicking on the column headers

Right click menu:

Right click menu

  • Select camera
  • Send camera to the current or camera VP
  • Copy and paste settings between cameras
  • Convert perspective viewport to a Vray camera
  • Convert non VRay camera to a VRay camera
  • Delete camera

Column Chooser to display only the parameters you want to see:

Column chooser

Vray Camera Manager started as a personal project. When I was working in large scenes with multiple (10+) cameras I found it slow to swap between cameras. Also I often wanted to change a setting on more than one camera without selecting them indiviually in the scene. If you have any feature requests or want to report a bug please leave acomment below.

Version Requirement: 
Tested in in Max 2012, 2013, 2014 but should work in earlier versions
Other Software Required: 
VRay 2.0 or higher
vcm.mcr27.35 KB


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MaximuM's picture

Physical camera please


Great script, really !
So bad it doesn't manage 3dsmax 2016 physical cameras :(
Do you consider update it soon ?

pixamoon's picture


just drag and drop to max
-> then go to menu Customize

you should find it in category "VRay"
name of script is "VRay Camera Manager"

itscramo's picture


how do i install it? open it?

3dgopnik's picture

physical camera

Thank you! Please add the physical camera max 2016

Custom's picture

One more parameter, please

Can you add "vertical tilt" & "horizontal tilt", please?
Would be very useful. I think most of artists touch this parameter in every project as I do.

inpow's picture


Helo i'm new to max & vray,

How to install this script? Put it on which folder? [Nevermind, it was SOLVED :-) ]


Custom's picture

color balance in animated camera

Tried to copy settings from static cameras to 1 animated and found that white balance from drop down list is not animateable. Custom balance is copying successfully.

Cre8orB's picture

Dialogue box, and error


I have one suggestion to make, and one problem to report.

Suggestion: When I expand the dialogue box, there is a limit to the size of the scrollable area. What I mean is that up to a certain size the scroll bar and the list of cameras is the same size as the window, when re-sized, but when the window gets too big, the list stays 28 cameras long and the window gets a grey panel at the bottom. The scroll bars do not expand further than 28 cameras.

The problem seems to have been a one-off, but I got a debug error when I tried to close the dialogue. The window stayed open and a red cross appeared across the content area with a white background. When I closed the debug popup, the cam lister dialogue closed. Unfortunately I did not take down any details of the error. If it happens again, I'll copy them down and forward them to you.

Finally... Great script! Very much appreciated.

EDIT: I have also noticed that when you delete a camera, the window resizes to be one camera row shorter. That is a bit annoying in my opinion. If that could be fixed, so that it didn't resize that would be great.


RayTracer05's picture

How to Convert a Max Camera to VRay Camera

Hi Maxxi,

To convert a standard Max camera to a VRay camera:
1. Set the current viewport to the Max camera.
2. Then right click over one of the VRay cameras in the VCM and select 'Convert VP/non VRay cam'.

A new VRay camera will be created using the settings of camera you right clicked over.

I should really write a short help section...

maxxi's picture

convert to vray camera


I tried to convert my 3ds max camera to a vray camera but the 3ds max camera doesn't show up in the VR camera manager! I'm using max 2014 and Vray 2.40.0


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