Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

QuickDirt is a powerful, yet easy to use dirt and aging application tool for 3ds Max. It exists as a combination Object Modifier and Map type that are used in concert. Its primary use is for adding dirt, rust, mud and other topology dependent texturing effects to mesh objects. The plug-in, as the name implies, works in (near) real time and offers interactive viewport feedback on the placement of the weathering. Besides its speed, another advantage of QuickDirt is that you can define different settings for different parts of the object, allowing you to control the final look.

More info :

GroundWiz is a plug-in for 3ds Max/VIZ for making nature scenes with ease and precision.

GroundWiz Terrain Map, easy to use yet powerful procedural 3d terrain map for 3ds Max/VIZ, will bring you much power and control for generating realistic terrain textures. Furthermore, GroundWiz Planter, a mass placement and instancing tool, handles millions of objects in 3ds Max/VIZ. It will help you merge vegetation, rocks and other nature elements and quickly create realistic interactive scenes of nature/landscape. GroundWiz Variation Map will help you quickly add color variations to materials when creating big scenes with many objects like forests.

What GroundWiz does…

What GroundWiz Terrain Map, GroundWiz Planter, and GroundWiz Variation Map do is to facilitate your full use of 3ds Max/VIZ in creating natural 3d environments. It is completely integrated with 3ds Max/VIZ. It will give you control, power and flexibility to create and modify nature/landscape, using your own customized terrains and objects like trees, rocks, grass, houses or whatever objects you wish to use.

GroundWiz will help you create a realistic looking terrain texture on the terrain you create or the one imported into 3ds Max/VIZ from real life via GroundWiz importer. On that terrain, GroundWiz Planter will help you create a nature scene while GroundWiz Variation Map will help you quickly add color variations to the nature scenes.


You can download GroundWiz Lite free version and more infomation here

LipService is a powerful multi-resolution subdivision surface sculpting and animation system built into a single 3DSMax object modifier.
LipService’s sculpting tools are comparable to ZBrush and Mudbox. Its animation tools extend this multi-resultion editing philosophy through to motion.
LipService makes facial animation fast, simple, and gives the artist full WSIWYG control over the whole process.

LipService is a powerful extension to 3DSMax, not an external window, but an object space modifier. The artist keeps their favorite hotkeys, preferences, and menu paradigm. If the artist knows Max, they will immediately be able to use the tool without even cracking a manual. If they’re used to sculpting with ZBrush or Mudbox already, they will find the sculpting tools and workflow familiar.


You can Download. 45 Day Trial and more info here :

All scripts 3ds max 2009 to accelerate the work!


JJTools is a free tool from Jim Jagger who is expert with 3ds max and game development.


JJTools 2009 contains the following MAXScripts for 3ds Max 2009.

Add Physique v1.2

Adds a Physique modifier to the selected object. Allows Physique to be linked to the right click menu. Download

Advanced Align v2.2

Quickly aligns the local position and rotation of the selected object to the next object the user picks. Download

Affect Pivot v1.1

This script simulate’s Maya’s “Affect Pivot” tool and prompts the user to create a new pivot point for the selected object. Download

Animated Align v2.2 – MOVIE

This script keys the alignment of one object to another over a specified period of time. The user can chose to align the position, rotation and scale independently or combined. Both the step size and frame range are user definable. It is very useful for keying objects on every frame for game exports. Now supports alignment to “link constrained” objects. Download

Base Pivot v1.1

This script will set the pivot point of all selected objects to be at the centre of their bases. Download

BBC Radio 5 v1.1 – MOVIE

I wrote this little tool so that I could discreetly listen to Euro 2004 while working in Max. Download

Biped Pivot Points v1.1

This script will toggle through the most common pivot points of a biped’s foot to help speed the creation of animations. Download

Biped Selector v1.6

This script makes selecting biped bones a breeze. A floating window contains an intuitive graphical selection of buttons to allow the user to quickly select any biped limb. Features include:
· Shift-click selects the bone and all its children.
· Ctrl-click adds multiple bones to the selection
· Alt-click removes bones from the selection.
· Graphical interface to aid the selection of the feet’s pivot points.
· Supports multiple bipeds

Camera Orbit v1.1

This script automatically creates a camera that will orbit the selected objects. The distance of the camera is calcualated based on the size of the selected objects so that they will always fit the screen. This tool is great for creating demo reel renders of models and animations. Download

Centre Pivot v2.2

Centres the pivot point of the selected object. Download

Clever Biped Move v1.1

This script toggles the selection between the current biped’s horizontal and vertical transforms. Download

Clever Move v1.1

This script cycles through the coordinate system of the move tool. Press once for ‘View’, and again for ‘Local’. Each press advances a coordinate system. Best when mapped to the ‘W’ key, replacing the standard ‘Move’ Tool. Download

Clever Rotate v1.1

This script cycles through the coordinate system of the rotate tool. Press once for ‘View’, and again for ‘Local’. Each press advances a coordinate system. Best when mapped to the ‘E’ key, replacing the standard ‘Rotate’ Tool. Download

Clever Scale v1.1

This script cycles through the coordinate system of the scale tool. Press once for ‘View’, and again for ‘Local’. Each press advances a coordinate system. Best when mapped to the ‘R’ key, replacing the standard ‘Scale’ Tool. Download

Create Align v1.1

Prompts the user to select an object in the current scene and creates and aligns a temporary object to it. Great for animating! Download

Cycle Coordinate System v1.1

This tool progressively cycles through the coordinate system of the current transform tool. Download

Find Map Path v2.1

Select, hide or freeze any objects with a specific texture map applied to them. Search by full name or substring. Download

File Namer v1.1

This tool will create a simple text object within the current max file that displays both the name and the start/end frames of the current file. Download

Hide/Unhide Biped v1.1

A simple tool that allows you to hide or unhide all bipeds in the current scene. Download

Hide Trajectories v1.3

A simple tool that hides all of the trajectories in the current scene. Download

Key Biped v1.1

This tool takes the currently selected biped bone and keys it on every frame with a “body” key. This is extremely useful if you need to save a bip file that has dependencies on other objects in the scene. Warning: This script may have bugs. Download

One Armed Bandit v1.1

I wrote this script while learning maxscript in order to practice my skills and learn new techniques. I’m often tempted to develop it in to something a little larger. Maybe I can inspire you to pick up the gauntlet? Download

Open Lastest Backup v1.2

When 3D Studio Max crashes, do you find it frustrating searching for the most recent autobak file? If so, this is the perfect script for you. This tool will sort through all autobak files and load the most recent version. I find myself using this tool a little too much. Download

Organise Scene Selection Sets v1.2 – MOVIE

This tool creates a floating window listing all of the selection sets in your current scene. You can then toggle the visibility of each set by checking the appropriate check. If you decide to add more selection sets simply re-run the script and the dialogue box will update to reflect the changes. This makes managing large files much easier! Download

Organise Specified Selection Sets v1.2 – MOVIE

This script is very similar to the “Organize Scene Selection Sets” script except it creates buttons to hide/unhide objects based on the prefixes of object names in Max. If you have a selection of objects beginning with the letters ‘GNW_’ or ‘GNE_’ it will automatically create buttons to hide/unhide such objects. Any prefixes can be defined in the setup options and will be saved for use on future scenes. Download

Playback Speeds v1.1

This tool allows the user to quickly change the playback speed of their animation while it is being played. Simple buttons grant the user the ability to play Max’s timeline at ¼x, ½x, 1x, 2x or 4x the regular speed.Download

Playback Tools v1.1

I often use this tool when working in expert mode as it gives the user access to the playback tools of the timeline. Download

Quick Align v2.1

Speeds up repetitive aligning by prompting the user to pick the source and target. Very useful when aligning or re-aligning multiple objects. Download

RAM Player Last Two Previews v2.2

RAM Preview. Previews your current animation range and loads it, along with your previous preview, in to the RAM Player for comparisons. Download

Re-Open Last File v1.3

Re-Opens the most recent max file. Great when Max crashes! Download

Reset All Viewports v2.1

Resets the viewports and frames all. Download

Select Biped v1.2

Select any limb of a Biped character. Works best when assigned to keyboard short cuts. Download

Select Opposite v1.1 – MOVIE

Unfortunately Character Studio does not give the user the ability to create shortcuts to some of the most useful tools it has to offer. This script detects which Biped bones are selected and then mirrors the selection i.e. left arm to right arm. This script supports multiple selections of bones and unlike Character Studio, it can be run on combinations of bipedal and regular bones. Download

Selection Set Material v2.1

Generates selection sets based on Material names. It will group all objects using the same material into one selection set. Download

Set Free Key v1.1

This simple script will set a free key for a biped character. Download

Set Planted Key v1.1

This simple script will set a planted key for a biped character. Download

Set Sliding Key v1.1

This simple script will set a sliding key for a biped character. Download

Show Trajectory v1.3 – MOVIE

Toggles the trajectory on/off for the selected objects. Now supports Biped objects. Download

Toggle Edge Faces v1.1

This tool will toggle the visibility of edge faces within the currently selected polygon. Download

Toggle Key Mode v1.1

Toggle key mode. Download

Toggle Selection Brackets v1.1

Toggle the selection brackets of all animated objects within your scene. Download

Toggle Vertex Colours v2.1

Toggles the vertex colours on/off for the selected objects. Download

Unhide Selected v1.1

Unhides the selected objects. This is particularly useful when hiding selection sets as the selected objects can quite often become hidden. Download

UVW Map Selected v1.1

This script will apply a UVWMap modifier on all selected objects and set the mapping type to box. Download

For more info: Product homepage

Texture Paint Helper v1.1 – 1.8 Mb

Product Requirements: PC ONLY — Poser, DAZ|Studio or other 3D program to use the generated textures

TexturePaintHelper is a software tool that helps any user to paint textures using any commonly used 2D painting program (Photoshop, PaintShopPro, Gimp ot whatever). The concept is to paint over the texture of a rendered image and then generate from the modified image a new texture.
The program can also generate a transparent overlay image for easily combine various paintings and obtain a single texture.


Autodesk® 3ds Max® software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, and rendering application. Its easy-to-learn environment enables artists to quickly ramp up for production. 3ds Max is used by film and video artists, game developers, multimedia designers (print and web), design visualization professionals, and 3D enthusiasts to achieve stunning results in less time. 3ds Max is the leader in 3D animation for game development, design visualization, visual effects, and education.
Create rich and complex design visualization. Generate realistic characters for a top-selling game. Bring 3D effects to the big screen. Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software helps design visualization professionals, game developers, and visual effects artists maximize their productivity by streamlining the process of working with complex scenes.

Viewing and Handling of Large, Complex Scenes
3ds Max 2008 software delivers new viewport technology and optimizations that result in vastly improved interactivity of even the largest, most complex scenes. Common tasks and operations—selection, material assignment, transform, grouping, cloning, and many more—are now significantly faster, making 3ds Max 2008 the most streamlined version of the software ever. Plus, a new Scene Explorer makes managing large scenes—and interacting with hundreds or even thousands of objects—far more intuitive.

Review Rendering
Produce stunning photo-real imagery, faster. With the release of 3ds Max 2008, Autodesk unveils Review. This powerful new toolset supports iterative rendering workflows by delivering interactive previewing of shadows, the 3ds Max sun/sky environment, and mental ray® Architectural and Design material settings. Based on the latest game engine technology, Review gives you the instant visual feedback you need to iterate rapidly.

Support for Complex Pipelines and Workflows
Quickly extend 3ds Max or streamline multi-application workflows. The new MAXScript ProEditor provides you with an intuitive interface for working with MAXScript that will streamline the scripting workflow, making it easier to author scripts that automate and customize 3ds Max. Deeper support for the DWG™ and FBX® file formats results in faster, more accurate importing of data from other popular Autodesk applications; plus, new features facilitate working with this imported data.

Artist-Friendly Modeling
Enjoy a less menu-dependent modeling experience. 3ds Max 2008 gives you a more streamlined, artist-friendly modeling workflow through a collection of hands-on modeling UI options that let you focus more on the creative process.

Achieve stunning results in less time with Autodesk® 3ds Max® software. 3ds Max 2008 dramatically improves your productivity by streamlining the process of working with complex scenes. This is achieved through significant performance improvements—in areas such as viewport interaction, interactive transform and material assignment—as well as through the addition of new, artist-friendly UI and scene management features. The release also marks the launch of Review, a toolset that delivers interactive previewing of shadows, the 3ds Max sun/sky system, and Architectural and Design material settings.

In addition, 3ds Max 2008 delivers enhanced support for complex pipelines and workflows—a new, integrated MAXScript ProEditor makes extending and customizing 3ds Max easier than ever. Plus, enhanced DWG™ file-linking and data support strengthen interoperability with applications such as AutoCAD® 2008, AutoCAD® Architecture 2008, and Revit® Architecture 2008 software products. Finally, the release contains numerous Biped improvements, including new ways of layering character motion and exporting it to game engines, as well as tools that give animators new levels of flexibility with regards to their Biped rigs.