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Plugin News  –  January 2022

Thursday 20 January 2022 - 12:08


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v3.17.26 are:
- Drastically speeds up opening directories
- Speeds up file search
- Speeds up showing files from sub-folders
- You can now batch-archive 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 is available for Max 2014 to 2022 and normally costs $60. You can currently get a license for $45 in the New Year sale. A demo version is available here.

Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v2.4 are:
- Upgrades Revit import
- Adds an option to split Generic Materials into separate meshes
- Adds automatic checks for updates
- Minor changes to the UI

Mirza Link Manager is available for Max 2012 to 2022 and costs €79 per year. A demo version is available here.

New Plugin: Modelling

This is a commercial MAXScript for easily and quickly creating a variety of arrow splines in Max. Users can further customize the shape with the parameters exposed in the rollout.

Spline Arrow is available for Max 2016 to 2022 and costs $4.

Site News: Happy New Year!

I just wanted to wish a happy new year to all of the visitors that still come to the site. All the best for 2022!

I hope that this year I can invest a bit more time here. Last year was extremely quiet here due to a number of personal reasons, which basically pushed this website to the back of the queue of things to do. I remain optimistic that I can get it going again, let's wait and see...


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)


Site News: News Archives

The news from previous months can be accessed by clicking on the 'News archive' link in the menu.