OutFiler file browser

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With OutFiler all your scenes and models will be at hand!

The OutFiler is a simple but powerful file browser inside 3dsmax. Forget about standard save/load/merge dialogs. Folder tree much more comfortable.

Easy way to manage your scenes and models.

Dock OutFiler to Max's interface and:

  • save and load scenes
  • save and load objects
  • merge objects by layer
  • make a list of your favorite paths
  • copy and paste paths
  • assign operations to hotkeys

OutFiler performs operations in the background. You don't need to wait for the interface update.

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Versions History:
version 2.0
-Renamed from DropBox to OutFiler
-Added folder tree
-Added folders preview
-Added window floating and dockable mode
-Added scene save and incremental save
-Improved interface customization
-Improved speed
-Implemented background updating for file list and folder tree
version 1.6.2
-Added option Collapse geometry when save
version 1.6.1
-Added small preview icons
version 1.6
-Added isolation while saving
-Added saving objects to separated files
version 1.5.5
-Adapted for 3dsmax 2020
version 1.5.4
-Added drag&drop
-Added merge options
version 1.5.3
-Fixed illegal characters when file saving
version 1.5.2
-Added merge by layer
-Added merge as XRef
-Added uninstall
-Added files changing monitoring
-Added settings
version 1.5.1
-Added hotkeys
-Added choosing max version while saving
version 1.5
-New UI
-Added UI properties saving
-Added folder list
-Added preview
version 1.0
-First release


First click - launch
Second - hide
Third - show
Able to assign a hotkey

Assign Hotkeys


Save scene

Save objects

Merge files

Objects and layers in files

Preview display problem fix:


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andrfil's picture

Maybe. I'll think about it.

Maybe. I'll think about it.

deshu's picture

If it had a possibility to

If it had a possibility to add pre-defined tags in an easy way (like: bed, chair, lamp), it could become a very efficient model library manager too.

runmax's picture

Thanks a lot!

Thanks a lot! Preview problem fix!

andrfil's picture
runmax's picture


Thanks,I update to win10, and it works! another question is no preview images...every model has a same max icon image,thanks

andrfil's picture

Thanks a lot! I will add

Thanks a lot! I will add your wishes to the development plan.

xien132's picture

Thank you

Thank you for your reply andrfil

This script is very simple to understand and I think it's better than the project manager. It's the best plugin for me.

Request if possible.
I wish I had a function to reset coordinates when pasting.
I'm glad I can import OBJ. Thumbnails need not be displayed.

andrfil's picture

Ideologically, the OutFiler

Ideologically, the OutFiler is not a simplified copy of the Project Manager. The meaning of the script is to provide quick access to scenes on disk without dialog boxes.
In a sense, OutFiler is a combination of Copitor and Copy/Paste Objects with a folder tree and a partial functionality of the Windows Explorer.

In any case, I did not focus on the Project Manager during the development process and the structure and functionality of the OutFiler are very different.

andrfil's picture

Hi! The texture transfer

Hi! The texture transfer feature will be added later.

fajar's picture


I wonder if it'll become cheap version of "Project Manager" soon? hmmm.

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