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Spring Magic

Spring Magic is a script for adding quick secondary animation to splines,bones and biped.
Current version not supported with CAT (Character Animation Toolkit). Might support CAT in the future version.
SpringMagic is available for Max 9 and above.

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CorVex

CorVex is a scripted geometry plugin for 3ds Max aimed at quickly building game level layout and walls. It offers convenient planar mapping controls for geometry that is controlled by spline bases.

CorVex

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Lele's Vray Tools

A set of tools to aid in the daily VRay work.

Updated to install with Max 2014.

WARNING: there is NO guarantee than any of the tools will work as intended, that they won't break your scenes in dramatic fashion, or skin your cat while you aren't looking.
This update comes purely because i needed the Physcam Autofocus for a personal test, and noticed they didn't install or run.
Having lost the source code for the encrypted parts, all i could do was to patch fix the (very ugly, with hindsight) installer and individual script launchers.
At least the autofocus routines still work in vray 3.0.
Feel free to let me know of issues, but also know that without a complete rewrite (quite unlikely), the fixes won't be forthcoming.

Updated for VRay 1.5 SP2.

The installer from V. 1.4ss - SP2 onward now has an option to automatically add the scripts to a ctrl+shift+alt quadmenu.
Notice it should append the scripts to whatever is already in the quadmenu (nothing, by default).
Please report any odd behavior, or undesired effect: it's a first attempt at the code, and may contain issues.

Anything to Physcam v.1.4: converts max standard cameras and viewports to VRay Physical Cameras, along with FoV animation.V.1.4 corrects a bug with camera views conversion, copies across clipping planes' ranges , and allows for individual camera naming at creation, rather than later by hand.

Matrix-Weighted Exposimeter V. 1.21 : very similar in principle to that of dSLR, it allows for different weighting of each slice/square in which the image is divided, as well as allowing a different range of pixel brightnesses to be chosen for the exposure (akin to real world lens filters).
Entirely customisable for behaviour.Now with auto-white balance and preset manager!

From V. 1.16 it supports exposure / White Balance animation through the script.
Please note this is not meant to be a frame by frame tool: doing so will result in flickering (like for standard dSLRs) and will likey lead to max crashes due to maxscript memory heap overload.
Keep previews small, Nth frame at around 1 second, and go in and refine by hand activating "Auto Key" from the max interface and exposing the problematic areas.

The Sample Rate calculator, new with 1.19, is an early attempt at DMC AA optimisation.
It will render a sample pass with whatever DMC AA (ONLY!) settings you have, analise the sample rate, and guestimate a new threshold value (AA noise threshold only) so that the BIAS setting may be met (+- 2.5%).
The BIAS indicates the pixel brightness average in the sample pass (where ~0 is min sampling, and ~1 is max sampling).
V.1.21 fixes the inconsistencies in vray versions when using QMC (now brute force) as a method for exposure GI.

Compact - Slate Material Editor Toggle

A pretty simple script that changes the Material Editor from Compact(legacy) to Slate and vice versa.

When it is assigned to a button, the button will stay pressed if the Compact Material Editor is active. When the button is not pressed - the Slate Material Editor is active.

Idea: Haider of Sweden.

Camera Z_Depth

This script creates a new render element using a falloff shader to emulate a zdepth render element. The min and max values are added to the cameras attributes. This gives you the ability to animate the min and max values of the zdepth and to be able visualize those values in the viewport.

It installs as a macro script in the mikes scripts category.

Update 05/26/2011:
I changed the default values from 100 min and 200 max to 0 min and 0 max.

Update 02/10/2012:
I turned off filtering.

After Effects transforms exporter

Here is a free tool for copying animation from 3ds Max into After Effects via the clipboard, and the native AE clipboard data. You will be able to copy and paste keyframe data for position, rotation and scale from 3ds Max onto objects in AE.

Mesh Fixing Tools

This script include state of the art methods that can help fix bad or broken meshes:

Batch It Max

Designed for batch processing multiple max file with multiple scripts.

Batch it Max works something like the batch processing in Photo Shop, where you can create a series of actions, in this case a max script, and have it run on multiple files. Batch It Max will load each file, run the script and then save the file.

Extended Cylinder+Cog

 

3ds max scripted plugin's

Cog:

Creates cogs, with easy to use settings:

  • Radius, Height, Sides
  • Gear Height-Scale
  • Gap
  • Inset, Chamfer
  • Angled
  • Smooth edge-top/bottom (!)Removed in latest version, hopefully will be added back soon(!)

E-Cylinder:

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