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Project Manager

588 votes

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max models, materials, textures and lights.
  • Merging models, materials, bitmaps and IES using drag& drop.
  • Store/Create Proxy with materials.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials and IES photometric files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, DWG, SketchUp, BIP motion, HDRI & etc.
  • Support to Substance textures
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Power Asset Tracking Management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.89.71:

  • Adds capability to render in batch mode using Maxwell Renderer
  • This version uses real World and mapChannel settings from materials when rendering preview for materials.
    ( Avalable only with default material’s studio)
  • Fixes a bug when rendering preview works very slowly when Vray material contains displacement
  • More accuracy find compatible renderer by material
  • Fixes some minor issues with backup database

 

Changes for Project Manager v.2.89.20:

  • Adds Revit as default file format for 3d files
  • Native preview for .RVT, .RFA (Revit) and .GSM files
  • Display native description for Corona Proxy Files
  • Changes for merging models by double-click: Keeps object original position and doesn’t create a group
  • Adds capability to use data such as Light multiplier (in lumens), light’s shape and size from IES photometric file
  • Adds an ability to create Indigo IES Lights ( Indigo Renderer 4+ )
  • Fixes an issues with drag&drop bitmaps to the render dialog and command panel
  • Fixes an issues with drag&drop bitmaps to FstormBitmap slot
  • Fixes an issue with merging xRef objects when the xRef option “Tracks” is set to “xRef”
  • Fixes an issue with resetting object’s scale when “Place mode” is set to “Default”
  • Fixes a logical mistake in using variables “FilePath” and “FileName” in “Batch Render&Relink” tool
  • Fixes an issue with renaming files

Update History for all versions.

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

RappaTools v1.92

556 votes

RappaTools3 and RappaTools2 available... see new website: http://remusjuncu.com/rappatools/

See RappaTools3 PlayTime 02 Here  and RappaTools3 PlayTime 03 Here !

SolidRocks

566 votes

SolidRocks V2 is out !!  Support for  MAX 2010-2017, And Latest V-Ray 3.5 ! Rebus Farm/RANCH Computing interoperability

New presets for Vray 3.5 : Now render better AND faster !

Vray 3.5 is now managed into this new SolidRocks.

ToTex Render To Texture

205 votes

TOTEX v3

Moved to github

The project Totex has been moved to gihub so community development is easier

https://github.com/svenfraeys/totex

New Version 3.0

"ToTex" is a render to texture script that gives you the ability to quickly bake multiple textures to a folder. ToTex will start baking all the selected objects with the chose selections and will save it to the specified folder

New features (3.0):

 

- Stability : Bigest issue with ToTex 2.0 was the stability. The ToTex engine is recreated for stronger stability, focussed on high speed expanding.
- Improved User Interface : More compact and focussed on usability
- Auto-Update functionality : Get directly the new features
- New maps in development : xNormal, instant preview and photoshop connection.

 

New features (2.4):

- new improved UI: much more clear design with thumbs
- Element map now works!

New features (2.3):

- Improved UI: a lot more compact design, better overview and more dynamic system
- Expert Mode: press on the *-button at the top, this will show all the maps of totex, you can easily toggle this on and off

New features (2.2):

- Max Merge: Merge a max file when baking, for embedding complex lightscenes, after the bake ToTex go back to your start state
- Render Preset: Override the renderpresets when baking with ToTex, you can choose between three RPS files that you can override to your own render settings.

New features (2.1):

- Preview : with realtime directX shader (Xoliul shader - http://www.laurenscorijn.com/)
- Light Trace Ambient Occlusion
- Gradient Map
- Mask Map
- For Each Material ID
- Selection Bake : Bake only the selected faces

FilePathFinder Pro & Light versions

411 votes

FilepathFinder - most power tool for working with Asset Files in 3ds Max.
With FilepathFinder you can easy find and collect asset files.
Utility supports XRefs of all types and processes all XRefs scenes linked to current.
Unlike all other such tools, FilepathFinder really finds all resources (images, HDR-images, Proxy, IES-files, shaders).
Also the FilePathFinder can help you quick find objects or materials and textures by asset links.

 

 

FilepathFinder PRO v3.70.19

  • Redesign the interface.
  • Increase the size of thumbnails up to 512px.
  • Adds support to different screen dpi settings.
  • Adds an ability to display thumbnails for 3ds Max scenes saved in 3ds Max 2017.
  • Updates for Unique Asset Tracking System what allows to working with assets which unsupported by default 3Ds Max Asset Tracking System.
  • Fixes the bug with crash of 3Ds max when Corona interactive rendering is active.
  • Fixed a bug when working with Assets whose name begins with the symbol "$" ( Error message: "$directory not recognized").
  • Fixes a bug with asset files when path contains invalid characters.
  • Fixes a bug when viewport displays a scene in black when use a Nitrous Direct3D Display Driver.
  • Adds the ability to rendering previews for models using all cameras present in rendered scene.[Batch Render&Relink].
  • New option "Fit view to nodes" - to disable/enable fitting view to objects in rendered scene. [Batch Render&Relink].
  • New methods and properties for API: PostScriptInfo.FitCameraFov and "BeforeRender" property for PostScriptInfo.BatchMode. [Batch Render&Relink].*
  • Adds a new property to 'Batch Render&Relink' API - BatchMode (return the string Unknown, Render, Relink, Test). [Batch Render&Relink]*
  • Fixes an issues with rendering previews: now studio scaled to nodes instead previously used method for scaling nodes for fitting to studio. [Batch Render&Relink].
  • Fixes an issue with stopping batch mode with message dialog about read-only files. [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixes a minor issue with rendering models using the Batch Render&Relink. [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Adds an ability to rendering preview for materials used in .vrmat files. [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixes a bug with relinking Material Library files using the Batch Render&Relink tool. [Batch Render&Relink]

Copy and Paste Objects

104 votes

It's always annoyed me that I couldn't copy objects from one instance of max and paste them into another - as I work with 2 or 3 instances of max up at a time. It's tedious to do a save selected / merge objects so this script does it for you. It's not a TRUE copy/paste via the windows clipboard - but it will let you very quickly copy objects from one file to another.

RappaTools3

31 votes

RappaTools3 is an advanced toolbox that comes with a great variety of tools for the artist working in 3ds Max. The main focus is to speed up the workflow and to reduce the click count. It offers a wide variety of tools, everything from selection tools to rendering tools. It can help you through the entire process of creating a 3D art piece.
rappatools3 bridge

UniAttach-Detacher

16 votes

v2.74
Fixed: bug of MultiAttach
Исправлено: ошибка с аттачем
Using single hotkey for Attach/Detach
Используя единственную горячую кнопку для Attach/Detach

FlyWiz - Vray Flythrough animation wizard 1.1

57 votes

This tool manages for you all the boring stuff to achieve a flythrough animation with Max And Vray.
All changes are made in the engine to help you control and render each necessary step.

Finally it can also do all the process in one click ! 

TurboReduce

49 votes

I renamed the script once again, you can find it here http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/subdivision-reversion

TurboReduce will recreate the subdividion levels of an already subdivided mesh.