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Project Manager

592 votes
3rd version of Project Manager gains a lot of new features for management 3D Assets. 
There is most unique from them – the ability to assign custom previews to materials, associate files with materials, and create a gallery of files associated with any type of assets including materials. 
You can also write a description for material and, of course, add materials to favorites.
 
Customers of 2nd version can upgrade to 3rd version with discount
 
 
 
  • Adds an ability to specify the number of levels for searching preview files in the "Auto-Assign Preview" dialog
  • Adds an ability to specify several Favorites to several items at once
  • Adds an ability to specify the number of points for preview Arnold Proxy
  • Adds an ability to Clear Gallery for selected items
  • Speeds up merging models to complex scenes
  • Extends an ability to customize interface: now customer can add some menu-items to toolbar
  • Adds an ability to assign shortcuts to some menu-items from the menu ( supported to CTRL, ALT + letters or numbers )
  • Fixes an issue with interactive rendering 3d files in a separate window for 3ds Max versions below 2019
  • Fixes an issue with paste and drag directories into virtual Catalogs
  • Fixes potential issues with asset view dialog
 
  • Adds an ability to Auto-Assign Preview for selected items or files in selected directories.
  • Extends capability for directories multi-selection - now customers can remove, hide, drag and etc for several directories at once
  • Speed-up changing paths in the database when convert paths to local or network from the "Preferences" dialog
  • Speed-up for searching in DataBase
  • Fixes a bug when searching for comments
  • Fixes an issue with pivot when merging as a proxy
  • Fixes an issue when a preview for materials didn't show on some computers
  • Fixes some other issues with materials what occurs on some computers
  • Fixes an issue with slow rename/copy files and directories what occurs on some computers
  • Fixes an issue in version 3.07.91 when renaming files and directories on some computers
  • Fixes issues when merging animated model using standard 3Ds Max dialog ( menu 'Merge' => 'Merge with Default 3Ds Max Dialog' )
  • Fixes an issue with saving materials with modifiers from selected objects when using drag&drop method
  • Fixes a potential issue when rendering materials from Favorites
  • Fixes some other issues

 
 

Update History for all versions.

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

SolidRocks

568 votes

SolidRocks V2.3 is out !!  Support for V-Ray NEXT (update 2.1) and  MAX 2013-2020 ! Rebus Farm/RANCH Computing interoperability

SolidRocks adjusts and optimise all needed Vray parameters to reach the best rendertime/quality ratio.

Learn Vray progressively, see in realtime changes made by SolidRocks when you change resolution/quality.

RappaTools v1.92

558 votes

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

See RappaTools3 PlayTime 02 Here  and RappaTools3 PlayTime 03 Here !

FilePathFinder Pro & Light versions

410 votes

Using the FilePathFinder you can be sure that you have a complete control over external links into your scenes.

Asset tracking features include support for XREF files and easy linking with external files.

Using the FilePathFinder (and Batch Render&Relink), you can search for missing assets and relink external files.

In addition, files that are linked to selected objects are displayed in Interactive Mode, and bitmap textures can be toggled and placed within the Material Editor.

Also with this tool you can easy make an archive a 3ds Max scene.

Note that FilePathFinder supports the highest number of asset types of any plug-in.

 

For example, FilePathFinder is the only plugin that can display and relink Vray Lens effects, even with missing bitmaps. In addition, scenes may be archived and easily sent to render services such as RebusFarm.

The Batch Render&Relink tool helps manage your asset files into the 3D model and material libraries in Batch Mode.

BR&R is capable of rendering thumbnails for 3D models, materials, and IES photometric files.

Batch Mode makes for an easy way to gather and compile many assets at once.


New Features & Fixes for FilePathFinder Pro

  • Adds support to 3ds Max 2020.
  • Speeds up the relinking of asset files for complex scenes up to 5 times.
  • The option "Remove unused materials" now supports the Slate Material Editor. [3ds Max 2014 and above]
  • Fixes some minor issues with renaming items in the listview.
  • Fixes some minor issues with comparing external files with same name but different content
  • Fixes an issue with annoying message of Archvision RPC plugin at start
  • Fixes an issue with selecting Vray Proxies by file-name.

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

Copy and Paste Objects

108 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.

Subdivision Reversion

106 votes

Subdivision Reversion will recreate the subdivision levels of an already subdivided mesh with 100% precision maintaining the UVs.
It's wide variety of subdision algoritms help artist get the right look and feel on their models.

RappaTools

60 votes

RappaTools is an modeling toolset for 3ds Max (9 Sp1 +), that offers a wide range of tools for creating various types of subobject selections as well as a set of modeling tools which will make any tasks in everyday modeling a lot easier and faster. It also has a lot of other options like 50%/25% Render, Quick Light/Cam select, Toggle maps display in viewport, Random Material/Wirecolor, Make multi material from textures in a folder, and many more...

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.

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