3D Studio

Over the years I've developed scripts for 3D Studio to make various tasks simpler. Here is a collection available for download.


Wow, this is turning out to be much more succesful than I ever imagined. My LightLister for VRay has reached over 3000 downloads. The newest release has had over 450 downloads in just a couple weeks. I never expected this of my little script.


I have had some bugs reported to me regarding using it in conjunction with RPM Manager. I'm looking into them. It appears that if you put a VRay Light in an RPM Manager grouping, there will be a script error if you launch the light lister. I'm hoping there is a workaround 

VRay Light Lister 1.5 now available

So, now that the final release of VRay 1.5 is out, I've gone ahead and updated my Light Lister. Version 1.5 is now available for download. The two new features are:

  • Checkbox added for Affect Reflections for VRay Lights
  • Checkbox added for Shadows for VRay Lights 

VRay Light Lister 1.5

This script replaces the built-in light lister with one that incorporates support for VRay Lights and VRay Suns.

VRay 1.5 is out!

So I've been spending the the last few days in San Diego attending SIGGRAPH 2007. Last night was the ChaosGroup event. Announced was the final release of VRay 1.5. No more beta!


At the event someone asked about having the VRay lights show up in 3D Studio's Light Lister. This gave me the perfect opportunity to plug my VRay Light Lister.


Now that VRay 1.5 is finalized, I'll need to go through and take another look at the light lister code, especially since there's some new features added to the VRay Lights. Stay tuned for a new version of the VRay Light Lister.


In somewhat related news, Autodesk announced 3D Studio Max 2008 (aka 3DSMax 10). Incorporated in it will be a new name-based scene explorer. It apparently replaces the Select / Hide / Freeze by name listers. It may also replace the Light Lister. Since I haven't been able to play with it yet, I don't know.


When I set out to rewrite the light lister tool for 3D Studio Max, I never imagined it would be so popular. But the growing community of VRay enthusiasts have embraced it heartily.


The latest version, 1.4, just hit the 2000 download mark. Of course it has been posted on other sites, and I moved things around a bit, so the real download number should be higher. Without records though, I can't verify any claim over the current total on this site.


Congratulations go out to Gabriel Silver for beeing the person to make the 2000th download. Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the script. Stay tuned for an updated version as newer releases of VRay are made!

New Script Listing

I just finished moving over one of my other 3DSMax scripts to the download system. This script replaces the default Light Lister tool in 3DStudio Max to add support for VRay light types. This script also had over a thousand downloads while it was listed on ScriptSpot.

NetRender Low Priority

When network rendering - 3DSMax defaults to 'normal' priority unless you set it otherwise. This script tells max to run in low priority (so that the system doesn't completely lockup) but ONLY when network rendering. If Max is launched normally by a user - it wont be affected.

VRay Light Lister 1.4

This script replaces the built-in light lister with one that incorporates support for VRay Lights and VRay Suns.

VRay Light Lister 1.3

This script replaces the built-in light lister with one that incorporates support for VRay Lights and VRay Suns.

New 3dsmax script

added a 3D Studio Max script to automatically set low task priority when  netrendering.