Tagged 'Scripts'

Enable Dynamic Reflections with Nitrous

The ability to see dynamic, real-time reflections in the viewport has been in Nitrous for a while but not exposed to the user interface. Here is a pair of macros to enable or disable it. Just copy the 2 macros to your Macroscripts folder (wherever that may be), restart Max and follow the instructions for installing and using the macros as described in the screen capture images in the zip download. A sample of the dynamic reflections in use is included and shown below. This is just a quick feature enhancement to the viewports.

Multi Distance Meter

Bones from biped

Very flexible and fast script to generate a bone based skeleton over the 3ds max's biped. This script creates an entire rig from Bip character. If you don't have time to create all roll bones, and repeat all the same on the mirrored side, just create Bip and set up it's proportions, run the script and magically you will have a brand new rig.

To start, just create biped, custom it in figure mode to match your character. When done, create a new empty layer, select any bip element, and click on script button. Bones will be created automatically on biped structure.

ghostTown Lite

 

ghostTown 0.21 Lite Beta for 3ds Max 2011


Auto mesh Skinning


This script is for fast and accurate mesh skinning, but it won't generate skin for production ready. There will by always something to correct weights.

It's very simple all You have to do to set slice boxes. Just watch video and everything should be clear.

In version 0.6 there is simple automatic mirroring made. The rigg should be set in x=0 position.

All comments and suggestions are welcome.

------------ version 0.7 -----------

- Script didn't work with bones which had space in names - Not any more :]

incrementalSave

"This macroscript is a replacement for the save function. It saves incremental file versions while keeping the name of the latest - most-up-to-date version always the same as the original file. This is good for XRef'ing because the filename does not change. Just add it to your File menu and/or define Ctrl+S as shortcut.

DarkScintilla: Maxscript Editor dark scheme

A dark color scheme for the Maxscript Editor, inspired by dark schemes available for other IDEs

As i was doing more and more max scripting lately, the urge to do something with the eye hurting Maxscript Editor colors escalated. So i sat down today and had a walkthrough on the various options Scintilla (Maxscript Editors core) provides.

 

zsSplineTools

Some tools to simplify spline-editing. Works only on Editable Splines without any modifiers.

- SELECT vertices by spline (add to current selection or replace it)
- ADD vertices within the specified distance to selection
- ALIGN position of selected vertices to min / average / max value in specified axes
- DISPLAY AND ADJUST position of selected vertices (to value or custom grid)
- SET TYPE of selected vertices (corner / smooth / bezier / bezier corner)

Cleaner

Problem: The filesize of scenes suddenly increases dramatically. This slows down the workflow since every manual-save and autobackup-save takes long and it fills your fileserver with maxfiles that are very big.

Reason: 3ds max adds notetracks and reactor-collisions to the scene. A common workaround for this problem is ctrl+N (New Scene: Keep Objects and Hierarchy) or to merge your scene into an empty new scene.

Ultimate Painter

Quick updates :
1 : Add a selection of objects in the list instead of having to pick them one by one.
2 : You can undo (Ctrl+Z) what you just have painted after exit the painting tool (right click or escape).

The result of two days of experiments around MouseTools.

You can use it to paint and distribute objects (copy or instances) on the grid or on surfaces. With Random controls, collisions detection, attachment surface...
You can paint all the max objects (geometries, helpers, proxies...)

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