Tagged 'xref'

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.
 
  • Drastically speeds up opening directories
  • Speeds up file search
  • Speeds up showing files from sub-folders
  • You can now Batch Archive 3Ds Max files and Material Libraries with assets
  • Adds the ability to paste and drag&drop multiple directories
  • Move to Top Level command now supports multiple directories
  • Move Above/Below command now supports multiple directories
  • Adds support for animated FBX models (experimental)
  • Speeds up caching of JPG and PNG images
  • Assign Material dialog box is now shown when dragging/dropping a material onto multiple nodes
  • Adds partial support for paths longer than 256 characters
  • Adds a new API callback - #PreProcess
  • Fixes an issue with searching for assets in Categories
  • Fixes an issue with converting 3D models to Final Render proxies
  • Fixes a minor issue with merging some Max files
  • Fixes an issue displaying embedded thumbnails for Revit, SketchUp, and some other 3D formats
  • Fixes an issue with previewing of Substance SBSAR files
  • Fixes a bug that caused Max to crash when trying to render corrupted IES photometric files
  • Fixes an issue with assigning HDRs to light by dragging them to the viewport
  • Fixes an issue with renaming links to xRef scenes using Advanced Asset Renamer
  • Fixes a bug during relinking and collecting assets
  • Fixes an issue with relinking paths longer than 256 characters
  • Fixes an issue with opening a preview window for files using UNC path
  • Fixes some minor interface issues
  • Performance optimizations and speed improvements

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 relinking OSLMap
  • Fixes an issue with colorizing sub-directories
  • 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 convert images to TX format [Convert Images tool]
  • Extends the search options in the Categories. (See the "Categories" option in the "Search options")
  • Some other optimizations and speed improvements
 

 

Update History for all versions.

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

Xrefs Selection Sets

2 votes

I made this script to save time when I send cameras in my renderfarm.

1.You can choose your XRefs in this window.

2.Create a list of XRefs selection sets for every camera in your scene.

Outliner

754 votes

 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.

HQ Assets Tracker

2 votes

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OutFiler file browser

7 votes

Now it's free.

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.

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

111_xrefSceneManager

2 votes

this is a replacement for the standard xref scene manager with the main goal - allowing you to switch on/off xref scenes quickly. just leftclick and rightclick on an item in the list.

toggle xref by parent

23 votes

toggles the enabled state of Scene Xrefs on or off depending on their current state by selecting the parentdummy the xref is linked to and running this script.

Quick Mask

72 votes

Quick black and white mask from the selected objects

Quick Mask

Now support XRef Scenes

XRef Scenes update

47 votes

I experienced problem with updating XRefs scenes during main scene load. I can hit "Update Now" button on workstation but I can't do this during renderfarm rendering. This script forces XRefs update during main scene load. It should be installed on every single render node. I expreienced this problem at 3ds Max ver 9, script was tested on ver. 2009 also (will propably work at v. 2008). Problem disappeared at 3dsMax 2010.

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