Tagged 'Rendering'

Project Manager

596 votes
3rd version of Project Manager gains a lot of new features to manage 3D Assets. 
What is most unique to the new features – is 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 materials and, of course,  assign categories to materials.

Project Manager version 3.35.26


  • Adds support to 3Ds Max 2025
  • Adds support to search/relink/collect/archive the content of IFL files
  • Adds support to search/relink/collect/archive the content of Vrmat files
  • Adds support to archives larger than 4GB [Archive Asset Files]
  • Speed improvements for navigation


  • Enhanced File ReLocate Capability
  • Adds Ability to Sort Assets by Asset Type/Extension
  • Adds Ability to Include/Exclude Files from Collecting by Extension
  • Adds Ability to Include/Exclude Files from Renaming by Extension
  • Adds Ability to Include/Exclude Directories from Searching by mask
  • "Duplicate Asset Replacement" Dialog UI Improvements
  • Stores the sorting order for assets on the Explorer tab
  • Adds an ability to disable auto-relink missing assets on merging models and materials (by default auto-relink is disabled)
  • Fixes some bugs with renaming assets/directories on using in the TEAM-MODE
  • Fixes a bug when collecting maps for several materials libraries [Batch Render&Relink]


  • Adds an ability to set different width/height for rendering preview thumbnails for models and materials
  • Adds an ability to turn off/on lights from model scenes on rendering preview thumbnails
  • Drops support to rendering preview for IES files (interactive rendering already supports IES)
  • New option to render preview settings - Ignore Fit To Dummy: prioritize the pivot point of the model over its alignment within the Dummy boundary


  • "Duplicate Asset Replacement" Dialog for duplicated assets on storing models/materials to the library
  • Copy content of IFL files on storing models/materials to the library with assets
  • Adds an ability to use the Mass-Rename tool from the Manage Assets dialog for individual 3ds Max files and material libraries


  • Some Interface Improvements and Changes
  • Changes the behavior of Categories list on the status bar
  • Fixes an issue with sorting items by Size and Date in the Categories and Search results
  • Show more accurate information about missing files in the status bar
  • Introduces importing capability from the DesignConnected database [Preferences/Database/Import Database]


  • Fixes some minor issues with merging models
  • Fixes some issues with reusing merged proxy and models
  • Fixes an issue with creating PBR materials with Arnold renderer
  • Fixes an issue pausing Corona interactive render on merging models or materials
  • Fixes a bug with deleting assets
  • Fixes a bug with converting a scene to VRSCENE
  • Fixes an issue with converting 16-bit TIF to JPG
  • Fixes some minor issues with searching assets
  • Fixes a bug with deleting files
  • Fixes an issue with preview RPC, BVH, and BIP files
  • Fixes an issue with assigning a preview for materials using the Auto-Assign preview tool
  • Fixes some issues with the item's Gallery - add/remove/update preview
  • Fixes an issue with assigning preview for materials with some options using the Auto-Assign preview tool
  • Fixes some issues with working with the docked Slate Material Editor in 3ds Max 2024/2025
  • Fixes some minor issues with interactive rendering of some static and animated FBX files
  • Fixes a bug with copying databases from MySQL to SQLite and back
  • Fixes the issues with the tool "Convert Comments&Tags from 2nd version"


Update History for all versions.

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


569 votes

SolidRocks V2.4 is out !!  Support for V-Ray 6 (hotfix 2) and  MAX 2013-2023 ! 

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.

SolidRocks includes new tools for both VrayMasters and Beginners:

Batch Camera Render

272 votes

This script aims to replace standard 3dsmax's Batch Render and imitates Houdini Output Node workflow. Using it you can specify rendering parameters - frame size, frame number, output path - directly to camera object, so every camera in scene 'knows' what it intended to render. Additional functionality is Lighting Assignment - you can specify which light will be turn on or off for selected camera during the rendering.


  • Support for 3ds max 2023 Update fixed


  • Corona and Vray Sun inside Daylight System fixed (thanks to busseynova for reporting)


  • CoronaSun supported inside Daylight System


  • Don't Save Render Elements Checkbox (Thanks to antomor)
  • Limited support for camera objects in xref scene files (Only root objects in first level xrefs. Cameras in nested xrefs not supported)

1.13 Bugfix:

  • Deadline submission should work now

1.12 New Feature:

  • Deadline support.
    Very basic imlementation, it allows you to submit your jobs on a deadline server. Enter deadline repository address and check "Use Deadline" checkbox. Other checkbox doesn't matter in this case ("Net render", "Show Submit Dialog").
    Probably it requires Deadline 3ds max Submitter installed. I didn't have a chance to check it on a clean machine.

1.11 Features and fixes:

  • State sets support added
  • "projectname" keyword added which resolves to project's folder name
  • other fixes and improvements

1.10.3b Fixes:

  • Crash when vray ir/lcache maps are set to auto-save
  • Region render was not set properly during the rendering

This is major update of the script, so it may not be as stable as before. Backup scenes or cameras at least before running this version. More information can be found here - 1.10b Multiple presets for each camera

Previous updates:

1.10.2b Fixes:

  • Problems with render elements paths
  • Copy/paste of render region settings
  • Properly convert render region values when change resolution

New features:

  • Multiple presets for each camera
  • New keyword %presetname% to support multiple presets
  • Distributed rendering checkbox added to vray common settings
  • Bugfix - Net render not starting after cancelling during local rendering.
  • Improved performance with scenes with lots of cameras
  • Added support of Vray RT as a production renderer
  • Added support of using MFRender script to render scenes through BatchCamera script.
  • Bugfix - Error was popping up sometimes during drag-n-drop
  • Bugfix - Render elements didn't render in certain conditions
  • Bugfix - Pre-render/post-render scripts didn't work on network rendering
  • Bugfix - Select All and Toggle All buttons didn't work properly

Here are some details: http://usakhelo.github.io/batchcam/batchcam-1.9.20.html


374 votes

Render different types of masks (Luminance, RGB, Reflection, Lights/Shadows, ObjectsID, SSS, Texture, AO, ZDepth, Specular, Refraction). The script don't affect the scene materials, lights and render settings.
(this version support only V-Ray render engine)

Reindeer Free

4 votes

Reindeer the node based render manager for 3dsMax is FREE to use during 2022 and probably longer.

Reindeer has been used for many years on lots of projects. It's a flexible tool not just for rendering. Use it for automating rendering or simulations or storing scene specific scripts in the scene file. Check out videos at the following link:


It is free for the time being (possibly forever), due to the costs of making it commercial being higher than the revenue (classic lose-lose).


4 votes

Render Pass Manager for 3dsMax

We offer a free non-commercial version.

It is a render pass/generic task manager for 3dsMax. If you have used RPManager, LPass Manager, Prism, StateSet, Scene State. It is something like that. But, it is aiming to be a lot smarter, faster and more stable.

Render Node Monitor

3 votes

Batch Camera Render 2

10 votes


1 vote

RenderGuy is Rendering/lighting/fixing tools you can Fix your missing maps ,collect your maps or archive it ,copy paste objects materials lights between different files , mange complex lighting setups with Light detictive ,quick mr studio and quick passes.
IF you do alot of rendering you will need this, All in one.


29 votes

Useful utility if you need extra image margins for your renderings - it adjusts your camera and render settings so that your old image will be part of the new rendering without changing perspective - just like changing Canvas Size in Photoshop - but in 3D.

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