Tagged 'smallpoly'

SteamRoller

14 votes

Steamroller unwraps every objects in a selection using Max's built-in flatten function based on the specified parameters. Steamroller is mainly intended as a quick and dirty method of quickly unwrapping lightmap UVs on large sets of objects, similar to the automatic unwrap in Render to Texture.

Architecture to Standard Material Converter

4 votes

This macroscript converts Architectural materials to Standard materials for use with VR exporters that require this setup.

Autodesk_Map to Bitmaptexture

2 votes

This script looks for Autodesk_Map textures in all scene materials and replaces them with standard bitmaps instead. Now that this script is finally general purpose, I'll be rolling a copy of it into the my Autodesk to Standard Material Converter script. The stand-alone version of the script will remain here as usual.

Autodesk_Map textures are generally found in Max files with data imported from Revit.

Attach by Same Material

1 vote

Attached all geometry with the same material to the currently selected object. This collapses to editable poly first, so make sure you're cool with that before you click. :)

Created for merging objects in heavy architecture scenes recieved in Max format with large numbers of individual objects.

GridWork

3 votes

GridWork is a set of tools for working with grid based tiles of geometry. It primarily features things like offsetting objects by the spacing and direction of the current grid, moving shifted off selections of geometry back on the grid, and replacing uninstanced pieces of geometry with instances of a reference object.

 

Material Name to Mat ID Name

2 votes

Material IDs are blank by default. This populates the blank names by copying the names of the current submaterial, ignoring undefined materials and slots that already have names in them.

Written in Max 2016, but should work in all other recent versions as well.

Sanitize Object Names

2 votes

Removes special characters from object names which can cause issues with network rendering. These often appear when bringing in a model from Revit.

- Inch and feet characters (" and ') are replaced with in and ft.
- Both 's and s' are replaced with s.
- Most other common special characters are currently replaced with underscores.

Strip Paths from Bitmaps

3 votes

Removes current paths from all bitmaps in the scene. Primarily for getting rid of irrelevant paths on files recieved from users on other systems.

This functions in a similar way to stripping paths manually in asset tracking, but when doing that I've found that it can lag a lot and sometimes fail to strip some of the paths until you do it multiple times.

Bad paths can cause lag when Max tries to search for the missing textures, especially when they're pointing to a nonexistent network location.

Refresh Icons

0 votes

Macroscript for making a button that refreshes button icons using colorMan.reinitIcons(). That's basically the entire script right there. :)

ShellBake: Set Up Shells for Baking VRay Lightmaps

2 votes

To transfer maps from one type of material to another after a bake for game exporters that primarily look for Standard materials.

This is currently limited to just the diffuse map.

To use: Run the Macroscript and add ShellBake to a toolbar from the category: #_SP_BakeScripts