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Plugin News  –  September 2021

Friday 17 September 2021 - 12:00

 

Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v2.001 are:
- Adds Pmodifier to passgroup
- Adds instanced passes
- Adds a Selection button to the object selection method UI
- New Make Unique function keeps instances among the selected pmodifiers
- New Select Instanced Node function lets you select all instances of the selected pmodifiers
- Generate Pass(group) Per Camera now supports passgroup (Make Passgroups)
- Generate Pass(group) Per Camera now supports Prefix/Suffix
- Adds an option to save the entire tree including passgroups for Save...
- Improves the *Params pmodifier Material support
- The treeview node highlight has been refactored
- Adds override mtl/mask related parameters to the Renderer Params exclude list
- Special characters in the Selection Set name no longer crashes renderStacks
- The save rs xml file function now saves passgroups properly
- Fixes the material/map assignment popup crashing when it is a map
- When the Material/Map value is set to undefined/clear, it now works as expected
- Fixes the accumulative pmod selection indicator message

I just updated the links in the post, I had them completely wrong!

renderStacks is available for Max 2015 to 2022 and costs $59.99 per year. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v2.39 are:
- The 'Reset' button in the Camera Name group will now force the script to shut down
- Renaming multiple cameras is now faster, especially with a large number of selected cameras
- Removes the 'Output Location' text and reorders the bottom layout of the script
- The Smart Camera Rollout is now smaller by 4% (595px -> 570px)
- Adds an 'Invert' button to the Render Setting group: inverts the resolution and aspect ratio
- Adds a 'Desktop' button to the Batch Render group to select the desktop as an output folder

Smart Camera View is available for Max 2012 to 2022 and costs $7.99.


Plugin Update: Utilities

Changes for v3.3.1 are:
- Adds a new Recovery Tools section
- Adds an option to clear missing plugins
- New virus signatures: PhysX Plugin Mfx, Desire FX CA, AlienBrains, ALC2, AD Web CA, Kryptik CA
- Adds a multi-language interface (English, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Vietnamese, Chinese)
- Adds a Batch Disinfect files feature for Selective Scan
- By default clear options in rollout Main are now disabled
- Updates the UI for some rollouts and the installer

Prune Scene is available for Max 2012 to 2022 and costs $7. A demo version is available here.


Plugin Update: Renderers

Changes for v10.1.18.5 are:
- Mesh Lights instantiated by particles or Mograph are now properly importance sampled
- Rectangle light sources are now less noisy
- Adds Direct/Indirect Lighting scale factors for light sources
- Adds light pass, material layer and Direct/Indirect scale factors to the Emission material
- Fixes various small bugs for light sources
- Fixes an incorrect UVW tag parser for Forester trees scattered by the Cinema 4D cloner


New Plugin: Utilities

NAG ALL (Automatic Library Lister) is a Python script that specializes in automating the process of organizing digital library assets. After using the script, you will have a highly organized library consisting of Max files and their related preview images. The 3D library can be used manually (drag and drop), or for bridging with asset management plugins such as Project Manager, Connecter, or Autodesk Assets Library.

NAG ALL PRO is available for Max 2018 to 2022 and costs €99.


Plugin Update: Animation

Changes for v1.2 are:
- Adds support for Max 2022
- Minor bug fixes

Aq Bullet is available for Max 2015 to 2022 and costs $245. 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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