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 The Outliner 2.0 is a fast and easy to use scene management tool. It has a wide range of features, including selecting, hiding, freezing, linking and grouping objects in the "Hierarchy Mode". In the "Layer Mode" you can organize your scene by dragging&dropping objects from one layer to the other. What's more, the Outliner offers support for nested layers, to manage scenes more efficiently. The interface is nimble enough to keep it open constantly.

Hierarchy Mode using dark UI scheme, and maya icons


Layer Mode (including nested layers)

Material Mode

Additional Info: 

Compared to the previous version (1.6.1), there are many improvements. Most notable among them are: hugely increased performance, improved stability, nested layer support and many small tweaks to improve the ease of use. For a list of all changes, click here

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2010
Other Software Required: 
.NET 3.5 Framework
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harumscarum's picture

3.0 install issue

tried both Regular and Full versions from github but it only installing 3 dll files and Outliner folder is missing

could anyone please share full installed Outliner3 config for 3dsmax 2014*64?


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Univerpix Studio's picture


I got the following error in 3ds Max 2015

System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: 'Autodesk.Max.IILayer Autodesk.Max.IILayerManager.GetLayer(System.String ByRef)'.
at Outliner.LayerTools.AutoInheritProperties.LayerCallbacks.Added(ITab`1 nodes)
at Autodesk.Max.Wrappers.ManagedWrapperINodeEventCallback.Added(ManagedWrapperINodeEventCallback* , Tab* nodes)

Lantrancy's picture

crash when loading 3dsmax

crash when loading 3dsmax 2014 after install 3.0.25 full.
and .Net error when load outliner 3.0 regular

any help?

artursamenezes's picture

install Outliner 3

GITHUB (a few dificult to find):


There are:

  • Latest_Full.exe
  • Latest_Regular.exe
  • Outliner_3.0.25_Full.exe
  • Outliner_3.0.25_Regular.exe

OK? Smile



harumscarum's picture

how to install Outliner 3

there are no any mcr files in scripts folder
only 3 dlls and some xmls installed

asymptote's picture

@designingpatrick Sounds like


Sounds like you have remnants of Outliner 3 kicking around, search your Max root and enu folders for "outliner", I think there are 3 .dlls placed there by the installation.

Sadly Outliner is no longer being developed (unless someone takes over the Alpha.)

I was getting dot.net errors too with 3 in 2015, so dropped back to 2.1.5, slower than 3 on large scenes but much better than the scene explorer they stuck onto Max.

designingpatrick's picture

-- Runtime error: dotNet

-- Runtime error: dotNet runtime exception: Invalid directory on URL. <<

designingpatrick's picture

How can I completely remove

How can I completely remove all of the Outliner files?
Max is now having issue launching, and I'm afraid that it's because of the Outliner.

By the way, the outliner is such a powerful and useful tool, it's killing me to not have it working.

designingpatrick's picture

Thanks for the swift reply.

Thanks for the swift reply.

I may have attempted to install Outliner 3.0 in my troubleshooting the other day, although I cannot be sure that it is currently installed. How can I check?

Is Outliner 3.0 recommended? Still in Alpha? I just tried to install 3.0, to see, and it doesn't appear to be working either.

Maybe I should remove all traces of Outliner and try again?

PJanssen's picture

Did you install Outliner 3.0

Did you install Outliner 3.0 beta by any chance? You can't have both installed next to each other unfortunately.

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