OutFiler file browser

7 votes
Version: 
2.2
Date Updated: 
09/17/2020
Author Name: 
andrfil

The OutFiler is a simple but powerful file browser inside 3dsmax that completely replaces standard save/load/save selected/merge/import/export dialogs. I believe folder tree much more comfortable and transparent.

The OutFilers provides the ability to quickly find the necessary folders, save the history of movements along them with back/next buttons and recent list and the favorite paths for quick access to working scenes.

It can save and load scenes and objects and many other features. You can even merge objects by layers. And script works with other supported formats such as FBH, OBJ and others.
You can also assign hotkeys for quick copy and paste objects to another 3dsmax scene or another 3dsmax window.

Features:

  • save and load scenes
  • save and load objects
  • merge objects by layer
  • copy and paste paths
  • favorite paths
  • recent paths and files
  • assign operations to hotkeys

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

Additional Info: 

Versions History:
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version 2.2
-Added drag&drop to/from windows explorer and other apps
-Added Open in new 3dsmax window
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version 2.1
-Added sorting by name and date (context menu)
-Added formats support (3ds, abc, ai, dwg, dxf, obj, skp)
-Added scripts support (ms, mse, mcr)
-Added find opened scene (context menu)
-Added recent paths
-Added forward/backward navigation buttons
-Added search files and objects by name (just type characters)
-Smart folder preview
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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
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version 1.6.2
-Added option Collapse geometry when save
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version 1.6.1
-Added small preview icons
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version 1.6
-Added isolation while saving
-Added saving objects to separated files
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version 1.5.5
-Adapted for 3dsmax 2020
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version 1.5.4
-Added drag&drop
-Added merge options
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version 1.5.3
-Fixed illegal characters when file saving
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version 1.5.2
-Added merge by layer
-Added merge as XRef
-Added uninstall
-Added files changing monitoring
-Added settings
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version 1.5.1
-Added hotkeys
-Added choosing max version while saving
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version 1.5
-New UI
-Added UI properties saving
-Added folder list
-Added preview
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version 1.0
-First release
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Installation

Assign Hotkeys

Customization

Save scene

Save objects

Merge files

Objects and layers in files

Thumbnails display problem fix:
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/troubleshooting/caas/sfdc...

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Download URLs:
TurboSquid: https://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/1628837
GumRoad: https://gumroad.com/l/rMayt
CGTrader: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/scripts-plugins/modelling/outfiler-98...

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tahir1983's picture

you mean

you mean https://gumroad.com/l/rMayt ..? yes i see pay button... my mail [email protected] ...i got the utility on 30.10.2019

andrfil's picture

If you follow the link from

If you follow the link from this page do you need to pay again?

tahir1983's picture

Hi! I d like get know whether

Hi! I d like get know whether update for old customer is free or we need pay for it once again! I ask this because of dead link in my mail message where i ve got link for updates until this update !Thanks in advance!

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!

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.

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