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      Models Manager v.2.01.01 - Open the 3Ds Max files in the Material Browser. Smarter Search for Preview Thumbnails

      The new version of Models Manager gains the ability to open 3ds Max files in the Material Browser.
      The preview search with the Auto-Assign Previews tool has also been upgraded. The fuzzy mode now uses a smarter filename matching algorithm.

      A 3ds Max file can now be opened in the Material/Map Browser from the menu. To open materials from a 3ds Max file, select the scene file from the list in the Models tab. This will open the Material/Map Browser dialog box showing all the materials from the selected scene.
      * This feature is available in 3Ds Max 2021 and above.

      Open Material Library in Material Map Browser

      Open 3ds Max file in the Material/Map Browser

      The Auto-Assign Previews tool is designed to search for previews of model and material files.
      The new version has an improved preview search, with the fuzzy mode now using a smarter filename matching algorithm.
      Select the Fuzzy Search mode and choose a matching level from the Difference drop-down menu (we recommend using Similar or Very Similar). When required, add the words and symbols to be ignored during search (for example, <preview><_>).
      Regular expressions (regexes) are also supported.

      Auto-Assign preview

      Auto-Assign Previews tool

      To match the following previews and 3dsMax files

      d2458163_3dh_00005_model01.max -> 00005_model01_02.png
      a2458124_3dh_00007_model02.max -> 00007_model02_01.png
      a2458124_3dh_00007_model02.max -> 00007_model02_02.png

      use these settings:
      Filename match: Fuzzy
      Difference: Very Similar

      Clearly, these image names contain some “junk”, which should be excluded. To do this, we use a regex expression to remove the prefixes “d2458163_3dh_”, “a2458124_3dh_” and the like.

      The full list of changes for this version is given below.

      New Features & Fixes for Models Manager

      • Adds an ability to include/exclude search by asset’s name
      • Better search preview thumbnails using a fuzzy search method in the Auto-Assign preview tool
      • Ability to open 3Ds Max files in the 3ds Max Material Browser
      • Adds an ability to specify a directory to save assets on Save/Export selected objects
      • Fixes an issue with saving selected objects in 3ds Max 2014
      • Fixes some minor issues with Asset View dialog
      • Fixes a bug with opening plugin on scenes that contained Anima objects
      • Fixes an issue with overwriting gamma after rendering preview and the option "Overwrite output gamma" is on
      • Fixes an issue with applying an activation key

      Related to "Models Manager v.2.01.01"

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