Tagged 'utility'

Project Manager

594 votes
3rd version of Project Manager gains a lot of new features to manage 3D Assets. 
There is most unique from them – 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 material and, of course, assign categories to materials.
 

Project Manager version 3.15.78

  • Adds an ability to batch rename Materials
  • Allows to setup desired view for studios without a camera on rendering previews for models
  • Adds support to MySQL databases that installed on Linux
  • Some optimizations on plugin activation
  • Fixes an issue with creating material on dragging bitmap to Multi-Material
  • Fixes an issue with adding comments and assign Categories to materials
  • Fixes an issue with interactive rendering 3D files on some computers
  • Fixes an issue with display Gallery icons in some cases
  • Fixes an issue with relinking OSLMap
  • Fixes an issue with slow opening right-menu on the Asset Tracking tab in some scenes
  • Fixes some minor issues with assigning maps to Environment
  • Fixes some minor issues on selecting multiply directories
  • Fixes an issue with moving Categories to top level
  • Fixes a bug in the API method "KstudioManagerCategory.GetNodes()"
  • Fixes an issue with refreshing assets after relinking in version 3.15.55-3.15.70
  • Fixes an issue with colorizing sub-directories
  • Fixes an issue with running the plugin on some computers
  • Fixes other some minor issues
  • Adds an ability to create a dome light on drop HDRI files onto viewport for Redshift, Octane, Final, FStorm and Arnold renderers (VRay dome already supported)
  • Uses a spherical type as default for texture maps that are used in an environment or dome light
  • Adds an ability to reassign images used on selected dome lights with the button "Assign to Selection"
  • Adds an ability to convert images to TX format [Convert Images tool]
  • Extends the search options in the Categories. (See the "Categories" option in the "Search options")
  • Adds support to keep hierarchy on replacing. (Currently supports only on replacing using single node)
  • Adds support to undo on replacing objects
  • Uses the Redshift Bitmap by default for Redshift renderer
  • Display a confirmation dialog when overwrites an existing proxy file
  • Adds new API methods PMStructureInfo.GetDescription(), PMStructureInfo.UpdateDescription() *
  • Adds new API struct for manage Categories: find categories, add new categories and assign categories to files. **
  • Fixes an issue with resetting V-Ray VFB buffer on rendering preview
  • Fixes a bug setting path for links contained illegal characters
  • Fixes an issue with execution some commands in 3Ds Max 2022.1
  • Fixes an issue with dropping materials to Slate Material Editor in 3Ds Max 2022
  • Fixes an issue with importing large databases to MySQL
  • Fixes an issue with using the API method 'GetSelectedItemsInfo()' for materials
  • Fixes an issue with display information about texturemaps for some max files in the status bar
  • Fixes a minor issue with paint in a scene with 3d models using the "3Ds Max Paint Settings"
  • Some other optimizations and speed improvements
  • Adds an ability to export several types of proxy files to other formats *
  • Adds an ability to Find & Replace part of paths in batch mode ["Batch Render&Relink"]
  • Fixes an issue with managing material categories in some cases
  • Fixes an issue with reading/writing/applying some setting
  • Fixes an issue with exporting 3d files to 3ds Max file format
  • Fixes an issue with grouping some models on merging
  • Fixes an issue with detecting correct bounding box for some models on rendering
  • Fixes a bug when System Environment Paths contains invalid paths
  • Fixes an issue with changing the interface in version 3.14.32
* Currently supported to Corona, Final Render, FStorm, Octane and VRay Proxy

 
 

Update History for all versions.

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

FilePathFinder Pro & Light versions

410 votes

Using the FilePathFinder you can be sure that you have complete control over external links into your scenes.

Asset tracking features include support for XREF files and easy linking with external files.

Using the FilePathFinder (and Batch Render&Relink), you can search for missing assets and relink external files.

In addition, files that are linked to selected objects are displayed in Interactive Mode, and bitmap textures can be toggled and placed within the Material Editor.

Also with this tool, you can easily make an archive a 3ds Max scene.

Note that FilePathFinder supports the highest number of asset types of any plug-in.

 

The Batch Render&Relink tool helps manage your asset files into the 3D model and material libraries in Batch Mode.

BR&R is capable of rendering thumbnails for 3D models, materials, and IES photometric files.

Batch Mode makes for an easy way to gather and compile many assets at once.


The new version of FilePathFinder is released with support to 3ds Max 2022

and many new features that simplify managing scene assets

FilePathFinder Pro version 4.00.00

  • Adds support to 3ds Max 2022
  • Adds an ability to convert and resize images [PRO version]
  • Ability to mass-rename links ( menu Tools => Mass Rename Tool )

Batch Render&Relink [PRO version]

  • Adds the "Fast mode" for relinking 3ds Max files and material libraries in the batch mode
  • Adds an ability to Find & Replace part of paths in batch mode
  • Adds an ability to specify output filename on rendering previews for models
  • Setup multiple custom studios for rendering 3d models and material libraries
  • Adds an ability to specify pivot point on rendering preview for models
  • Adds a new BatchModes to 'Batch Render&Relink' API - #RelinkPreSave, #RelinkPostSave

gizmoControl

42 votes

gizmoControl UI screenshot This macroscript (to be found in the "MB Tools" category after executing the .mcr) will allow you to link the transformation of a modifier gizmo to some other scene object. Afterwards, the gizmo will always be fully aligned to that other scene object, which can be freely animated by any kind of controller and linked to any other scene node. In some way this is very similar to World Space Modifiers but it works for any kind of modifier gizmo.

This tool can be very useful for creating complex modifier animations, for example animating a Slice modifier's plane along a path, attaching a UVW Map modfier to some animated helper object, transforming a Displace modifier with some other object, or having an extra node control the- symmety plane of a Symmetry modifier.

Delete Modifier Utility

6 votes

This small utility allows to delete any modifier in a selection. First, it captures the modifiers in the selection. The group of selected objects can be of different types (geometry, shape...). Then select which modifier you want to delete and click on "delete".

Select By Measuring

5 votes

This tool will allow you to select objects by the size of the bounding box, surface area or volume.

Tertium Organum CollectoREX

25 votes

TOCollectoREX is utility replacing and supplementing standard Resource Collector.

**IMPORTANT**
After more than 10 years I've finally decided to turn collectorex from internal utility to a public open source project. In the beginning it was paid utility, now it's completely free and not binded to hardware. Please feel free to edit code and commit here, use it as you like, distribute it freely, I just don't allow to sell my software as your own. That's it.

It allows gather all scene resources together, put them in specified place, find where all missing files are used (exactly in which objects). It can find which files in specified place are no longer used by scene. It also allows convert bitmaps to jpg, etc.
Utility supports XRefs of all types and processes all scenes linked to current.
Unlike all other such scripts, it really finds all resources (images, HDR-images, Vray meshes, IES-files, shaders), not only some bitmaps (Relink Bitmaps, Resource Collector). Below there is full description.
Interface:

Outline Creator

6 votes

Outline Creator is a 3ds max script that will automate the process of creating outlines for shapes instead of doing it manually one by one.

Pay attention that this script only works with closed shapes for the time being.

Properties:

Related Object Finder

1 vote

This script allows you to find objects that related with your selected object.
For example, by modifiers, space warps etc...
You can find objects and select by the list. This script will help you recognize object relationship and dependency easily.

How to Use:
Select One object and press button. If the object have dependency to another objects, objects name will be listed up.
By selecting the name in list, you can select object in scene.

Accelerate

-1 vote

This script is here to speed up our workflow. A combination of scripts put together to quickly access animation, rendering, lighting, fumefx, frost, vray, Krakatoa and other utilities. more info coming soon

CamMapMod - Camera Map replacer and updater

38 votes

This is my first script ever, so improvements are to be made.

Doing Camera Mapping ?

Ever wished to replace and update all the Camera Map modifiers you want in one single click ?

Bored of selecting your meshes one by one and then choose your camera again and again ?

The wait is over. Because this tool may save you some great time, which you can then spend to refine you Matte Painting skills !

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