December 1, 2021

Tips & Tricks for 3ds Max

I will show in this post some Tips & Tricks for 3ds Max. You can see the video tutorials, or read the step by step descriptions. If you want to see the full “Tips & Tricks for 3ds Max” playlist in YouTube click here.


List of tutorials

  1. How to install my scripts in 3ds max
  2. How to restet the material editor with script
  3. How to dock and undock command panel
  4. How to save archive file with 3ds max
  5. How to use the Material Renamer
  6. How to create new toolbar with scripts
  7. How to configure modifier sets 
  8. How to use Clear Smoothing Groups Script 
  9. How to use the Grouper script
  10. How to place object on a surface


How to install my scripts in 3ds max

In this video you can study how to install a script (or my scripts) in 3ds max, how to create a new toolbar from the “Customize User Interface”, put the script at this toolbar and prepare to use in your 3ds max interface. I use for this tutorial 3ds max 2016.


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How to restet the material editor with script

“How to reset the material editor with script” is a 3ds max script, what I made with max 2016. This script will help you to save time when you’re working with many and heavy materials. You can reset your material editor to Standard materials, Vray materials, Corona materials, Mental Ray or FStorm materials. 

You can download the latest version of this script here:

1167 Downloads

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How to dock and undock command panel

“How to dock and undock command panel” is a 3ds max video tutorial about the position of the Command Panel. On this way, you can put in on your second screen to have more working place at your main screen. I made this tutorial with 3ds max 2016. 


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How to save archive file with 3ds max

If you ask yourself, how to save an archive file with 3ds max, saving your 3ds max project as an archive, or how to save my project file with material resources, this tutorial is the right for you.


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How to use the Material Renamer

With this script, you can rename all materials in your 3ds max scene. You can rename the base name of the materials, to insert just a Prefix or Suffix to the already existing material names. You can give numbers to your new materials. This is the video tutorial to my script.

You can download the script here :

1761 Downloads

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How to create new toolbar with scripts

This is a 3ds max video tutorial, where you can study, how to use your scripts from a customized toolbar for a faster workflow.


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How to configure modifier sets

“How to configure modifier sets” is a 3ds max video tutorial, where you can study how to customize your modifier sets with different modifier.


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How to use Clear Smoothing Groups Script 

In this video tutorial you can study how to clear the smoothing groups of multiple selected objects. “Clear Smoothing Groups” create a new edit poly modifier on you Object. You can change it, or delete it if you want.

You can download this script here:

1198 Downloads

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How to use the Grouper script 

I written this script in 3d studio Max 2016 and it oppen all groupes in the hierarchy from the selected objects. There is a select all function and it is very usefull by larger scenes.

You can download this script here:

610 Downloads

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How to place object on a surface

You can study in this 3ds max video tutorial, how to place objects in all 6 directions in 3ds max – x, y, z, -x, -y, -z. You can pic the ground model and start the placement process. In the advance options you can change the direction of placement.

You can download this script here:

1177 Downloads


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