Tagged 'utility'

Select By Measuring

1 vote

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

DeformByProjecting Utility

7 votes

DeformByProjecting is a scripted utility for 3dsmax that allows deform one or more objects by projecting mesh verticies on the surface of another object (preform). The basic idea is similar to Conform (Compound Object), but functionality DeformByProjecting utility has differences and features:

Project Manager

590 votes

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max models, materials, textures and lights.
  • Merging models, materials, bitmaps and IES using drag& drop.
  • Store/Create Proxy with materials.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials, IES photometric, BVH Motion capture, FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, GrowFx, Revit, Substance, BIP motion, SketchUp, Revit, HDRI & etc.
  • Support to Substance textures
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Power Asset Tracking Management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.94.50:

  • Adds the ability to Retarget Common Root
  • Adds the ability to rebuild cached thumbnails for selected items
  • Adds the ability to re-link external links on the fly for imported models
  • Adds the ability to re-link external links on the fly when exporting models
  • Adds texture support for interactively rendered 3D files
  • Adds support for additional texture formats for interactively rendered 3D files
  • API change: integrates new PmCallbacks struct which allows the use of callback events
  • Fixes a bug for assets where the name begins with the symbol '$'
  • Fixes a potential bug in Kstudio's Asset Tracking System

Changes for Project Manager v.2.94.12:

Project Manager version 2.94.12 receives a great capability to interactive rendering of FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d files.
Now there is no need to render previews for such files –
when opening a folder with this type of 3D content, previews will be automatically generated for them.
If you need to consider the model in more detail, you can open it in a separate 3D viewport of Project Manager.

  • Adds an ability to interactive rendering preview for FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d files
  • Adds an ability to preview the FBX, OBJ, 3DS and other such 3d models in separate additional 3d-viewport of Project Manager
  • Adds an ability to export 3ds Max files to material library files ( menu-item “Export to:” => “Material Library”)
  • Adds an ability to set custom thumbnail for materials ( menu-item “Thumbnail” => “Set Custom Thumbnail”)
  • Fixes an issue with creating Redshift IES lights
  • Fixes an issue with creating Octane IES lights
  • Fixes an issue with exporting 3D files to another formats through menu-item “Export to:”
  • Fixes an issue with slow placing objects in 3ds Max 2012-2016 using the ‘Object Place&Paint’ tool with “Paint on Nodes” option
  • Fixes a minor issue with merging the 3d model by double-click
  • Fixes an issue with annoying message of Archvision RPC plugin at start
  • Fixes a potential bug with filtering of files
  • Fixes an issue with copying files from windows explorer to Manager through clipboard

Project Manager v.2.92.00

This version of Project Manager receives an ability to work with GrowFX - plant modelling system.
Now you can see native embedded thumbnail, create GrowFX objects by dragging the .GFX files into viewport and convert them to Proxy on the fly.

Update History for all versions.

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

removeMissingPlugins

104 votes

This is a small script for completely removing all references to missing plugins from your 3ds Max scene. For more details when running the tool, make sure to also read the info printed to the MAXScript listener.

Use with care (!) and do not save the results under the same file name!

The script will replace any missing plugin object with the first usable alternative object of the same class (e.g. a missing render effect will be replaced by the first available render effect). I cannot give any guarantees this will not mess up your data, your machine or your live.

Delete Modifier Utility

5 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".

FilePathFinder Pro & Light versions

410 votes

FilepathFinder - is a most advanced tool for working with asset files in 3ds Max.
With FilepathFinder you can easy find, collect and work with asset files.
Utility supports XRefs of all types and processes all XRefs scenes linked to current.
Unlike all other such scripts, it really finds all resources (images, HDR-images, Proxy, IES-files, shaders).
FilePathFinder helps you quickly select objects in your scene or find the necessary materials and textures and place them in the Materials Editor.
Also with this tool you can easily archive the 3ds Max scene.

 

 

FilepathFinder PRO v3.76.14

New Features & Fixes for FilePathFinder Pro

  • Speeds up the relinking of asset files approximately in 7 times!
  • Adds support to 3ds Max 2019
  • Display progress bar when Copy and Relink assets
  • Adds an ability to rename Asset link + file on Hdd in more simple way - using menu-item or shortcut (SHIFT+F2)
  • Simplifying Deployment. New capability for installation plugin and creation the identification files in silent mode.
  • Fixes a minor issue with relinking background images
  • Fixes a bug with crashing the plugin in scenes which contains VRayOSLTex and VRayGLSLTex textureMaps
  • Fixes an issue with generating preview for some .PSD files.
  • Fixes a potential issue with generating bug-reports.
  • Fixes some another minor issues.
  • Fixes some potential issues with compatibility with other 3ds Max plugins.
  • Fixes some another minor issues.
  • Fixes some minor interface issues
  • Fixes an issue with flickering toolTips in Windows 7

New Features & Fixes for tool Batch Render&Relink

  • Adds capability to render in batch mode using Maxwell Renderer
  • More accuracy find compatible renderer by material
  • Fixes an issue with using Vray Frame Buffer for rendering thumbnails in Vray Next.
  • Uses real World and mapChannel settings from materials when rendering preview for materials.( Avalable only with default material's studio)
  • Fixes a bug whith rendering some 3d models. [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixes a bug when rendering preview works very slowly when Vray material contains displacement
  • Fixes a logical mistake in using variables "FilePath" and "FileName" in "Batch Render&Relink" tool

MB Collapse

30 votes

Macroscript (without user interface) that will accurately collapse (bake) any transformation (position, rotation, scale) into keyframes (one keyframe per frame for the current animation range). Unlike the built-in tools, this works for any kind of controller as well as for parented objects (which will be unlinked afterwards).

v0.3 update:

LOD Creator

64 votes

Here's my version of LOD creation script, it uses multiRes modifier. It works on multiple geometry and retains the geo type. It retains the skin modifier too, so you can run on a skinned character as well. Feel free to use this script and lemme know if you want me to add any feature to it or if it has any bugs.

gizmoControl

41 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.

Encrypt Script Utility

0 votes

Scripted Utility to quickly encrypt a maxscript using the following method:

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