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Plugin News  –  November 2021

Saturday 27 November 2021 - 04:28

 

New Plugin: Modelling

CablePlacer is a tool for placing cables on splines or geometry which can help you to speed up your work. Features include a minimalist resizable UI, saving and loading cable items to a Library with thumbnails, construct cable nodes in a variety of ways using different parameters, include Kitbash cables with UV's, replace existing geometry with a cable node, extract splines from geometry, draw spline shapes in view screen space or by conform to hit surfaces, manipulate cables in the viewport adjusting their position, rotation, scale and twist.

CablePlacer is available for Max 2013 to 2022 and costs $42 per year.


New Plugin: Utilities

The ColorLlama plugin is a Qt powered color picker dialog with a plethora of features to aid you in finding the exact color you're looking for. Features include multiple color picking views (RGB square, Hue wheel, and HSV wheel), various color modes (RGB, HSV, CieLab, CMYK, Temperature and Hex), a color palette with EV steps, complementary and invert color buttons, switching spinners between 0 - 255 and 0.0 - 1.0 ranges, switching between sRgb and Rgb, expanded color modes with individual sliders.


New Plugin: Modelling

This is a commercial MAXScript for easily controlling the vertex tangents of shapes. It has an auto-detect function to get selected vertices, and it has an ON button to activate Undo.

Vertex Tangent is available for Max 2016 to 2022 and costs $5.


New Plugin: Modelling

This is a commercial MAXScript that is efficient in automatically creating 2D masks of road markings in Max. It can be applied flexibly in Archviz projects while saving a lot of time for 3D artists. Features include creating custom editable pedestrian crossing lines, editable street side and middle dashed and continuous lines, using custom maps that have a texture with correct UVs applied, readymade presets with the ability to change the elevation height. It is compatible with Corona, Vray Renderer, FStorm and Redshift.

Road Markings Generator is available for Max 2018 to 2022 and costs $30.


New Plugin: Import / Export

This is a commercial MAXScript for quick import/merge of downloaded 3D archive files from 3D Stocks or Asset Libraries site. You can quickly batch load these compressed files into the current scene by simply drag and drop, or use the Load button, and then selecting the max files to merge from the list.

Smart Merge is available for Max 2011 to 2022 and costs $4.99.


New Plugin: Utilities

Bookmarks is a tool to help animators to stay organized, inspired by the bookmarks tool in Maya. You can quickly create visual bookmarks in a scene or on individual objects, change their color, range, name, commment, link a camera, etc. Then you can use them to navigate your animation, isolate specific time ranges, move/scale keyframes, retime, etc.

Bookmarks is available for Max 2018 to 2022 and costs €25.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v2.77 are:
- Renames the 'Auto' button in the Camera Name group to '|M|': rename all cameras by Max Path
- Renames the 'Prefix' button in Camera Name group to '[R]', and changes it to a toggle
- Adds a new |C| button to the Camera Name group to rename all cameras by Camera Class
- Adds a new |N| button to the Camera Name group to rename all cameras by Number
- Renames the 'Invert', 'Double' and 'Halve' buttons in Render Output group to '⇄', 'x2' and '1/2'
- Adds a new 'Px²' button to automatically adjust resolution based on a pixel count limit
- Adds a new 'Preset' button to the Render Output group
- Fixes an issue where some options in settings could not be applied to Lite Mode
- Polishes Lite Mode's interface to match the overall design of the script
- Optimizes the installation of the script
- Adds new 'Script System Settings' to the Other Settings group
- Renames the 'Only in Full Mode' checkbox to 'Sync only in F.M'
- Renames the 'Open output folder' checkbox to 'Open output folder when render finish'
- Renames the 'Show prompt option' checkbox to 'Show prompt to open output folder'
- Adds a new 'Use 3dsMax batch render settings' option
- Adds a new 'Close on restart' option to the Script System Settings
- Adds a new 'Stick only on F.M' option to the Script System Settings
- Adds a new 'Dialog Gap' option to the Script System Settings
- Adds a new 'Camera List Height' group to the Script System Settings
- Adds a new 'For Developer Only' group to the Script System Settings
- Various script tooltips have been added or fixed
- Makes a slight improvement to the performance of the rename camera feature

Smart Camera View is available for Max 2013 to 2022 and costs $7.99.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v1.37 are:
- Adds Auto-Relink Settings to set paths to look for assets, including subfolder branches
- Adds Max file info below the thumbnail with assets count and file versions: 3ds max and Save as

Merge and Relink is available for Max 2010 to 2022 and costs $4. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v1.24.0 are:
- Adds support for Redshift 3.0.51+
- Adds support for V-Ray 5.2 GPU
- Adds support for V-Ray 5.2 VRScene (Chaos Cloud Rendering and Vantage)
- Adds support for Redshift color correction to SiClone, Disperse and Scatter
- Fixes a Disperse error with exclusion splines masking
- Removes the Illumi config from the Config Tab in Springboard
- Adds Redshift rendering support to Illumi in both production rendering and IPR (interactive)
- Adds a Settings tab to Illumi to configure multiple HDRI file locations / libraries
- Adds a 'Preview exposure control' setting to Illumi

SiNi Software is available for Max 2015 to 2022 and costs £180 per year. A demo version is available here.


Site News: Calling all freeware plugin developers

If you are a plugin developer with source code for plugins that you don't develop anymore, it would be great if you could get in touch with me. I would be glad to recompile as many old plugins as possible to stop them from disappearing for ever. Just mail me to let me know what sort of stuff you've got.

On a side note, this is how the Messiah:studio plugins got recompiled for Max 9 to 2012, as well as all of the Sisyphus plugins, so it's worth sending stuff my way :o)

Dave


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