Tagged 'utility'

Project Manager

594 votes
3rd version of Project Manager gains a lot of new features for management 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, add materials to favorites.
 

Project Manager version 3.12.68

  • Adds support to mapping source for V-Ray PBR materials
  • Adds an ability to export files to vrscene (menu "Export to:" => vrscene )
  • Adds an ability to replace a selected file with a model from the scene
  • Displays a list of modifiers linked to a material
  • Adds an ability to filter Favorite folders
  • Adds the default Corona material library to the treeview
  • Adds the default V-Ray material library to the treeview
  • Adds an ability to merge models to the active layer (Look for this feature in Preferences, Miscellaneous tab)
  • Adds an ability to specify the texture class to be used with HDRI (Look for this feature in Preferences, Miscellaneous tab)
  • Adds an ability to move Favorites to top level
  • Adds an ability to store/restore the size of Favorites panel
  • Fixes an issue with Auto install feature in Project Manager version 3 (silent mode installation)
  • Fixes an issue with rendering of previews for scenes with xRef objects
  • Fixes an issue with resizing images [Convert Images tool]
  • Fixes an issue with F8 hotkey for assigning materials
  • Fixes an issue with deleting files from Catalogs that display files from subdirectories
  • Fixes a bug with Advanced File Renamer tool
  • Fixes an issue with displaying the exclude merging list in 3ds Max 2021
  • Fixes an issue in 3ds Max 2021 with displaying the list of object classes excluded from merging
  • Fixes an issue with setting up a default renderer in the Render Preferences dialog box
  • Fixes an issue with renaming scene materials
  • Fixes a bug with opening the Render Thumbnail Preferences dialog in 3ds Max 2018 and older versions
  • Fixes an issue arising when monitor screen DPI uses a scale of more than 100%
  • Fixes some interface issues

Project Manager version 3.12.17

  • Adds an ability to colorize Favorites
  • Adds an ability to display sub-folders in Favorites
  • Adds an ability to display assets from multiple selected Favorites
  • Adds an ability to sort Favorites alphabetically
  • Adds an ability to optimize database from the Preferences dialog
  • Speeds-up adding files to Favorites using drag&drop
  • Adds support to Corona 6
  • Opens the "Mass Rename" tool using F2 hotkey when multiply assets are selected
  • Fixes an issue with upgrading large databases to 3rd version
  • Fixes some issues with lighting and camera views in some cases when rendering previews for 3d models
  • Fixes an issue with dragging materials/textures to multi/sub-object materials in 3ds Max 2021
  • Fixes a bug with auto-updating
  • Some optimizations & 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

Select By Measuring

5 votes

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

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.

 

For example, FilePathFinder is the only plugin that can display and relink Vray Lens effects, even with missing bitmaps. In addition, scenes may be archived and easily sent to render services such as RebusFarm.

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.


New Features & Fixes for FilePathFinder Pro

  • Adds support to ArchVision RPC. Display native preview.
  • Adds support to ".MC" files in Point Cache modifier
  • Adds an ability to rendering previews using Corona Frame Buffer. [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Drops support to 3ds Max 2013
  • The methods of generation preview for Substance and additional 3ds Max image formats (such as vrimg and etc.) was rewritten.
  • Move plugin to directory and category "Kstudio"
  • Fixes a bug with relinking scenes that contain IES files using Batch Render&Relink tool[Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixes an issue with correct display the maximized plugin window on some monitors
  • Fixes an issue with the ability to refresh the listview using the F5 key
  • Fixes some minor issues with the interface
  • Fixes a bug with Asset Management scenes which contains Containers
  • Fixes other minor issues and performance improvements

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:

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

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:

removeMissingPlugins

105 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.

Encrypt Script Utility

0 votes

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

boneStretch

71 votes

This tool will change the color of bones based on their squash/stretch amount, providing the user with feedback if they have gone beyond a desired threshold. It will live update as you move around and animate in the viewport.

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