Bookmanager script
  • Bookmanager script




Bookmanager is a great tool for automatic process of books placement. It is written in MaxScript and has a wide range of features such as cloning, scaling, alignment, placing books in array or on polygons, vertically, horizontally or at an angle, randomly or by series. Watch the introduction video below, download demo and documentation file for more information. Bookmanager goes free with Vol.06 Books.

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Bookmanager 1.12 (November 21 2016)
* Support for 3ds Max 2017

Bookmanager 1.11 (February 21 2013)
Fixed bugs
! Horizontal books weren't replaced with vertical if they don't fit the shelf dimensions or shelf fill parameter.

Bookmanager 1.1 (February 1 2013)
New features:
+ Horizontal books random rotation
+ Horizontal books random shift
+ Ability to set quantity of rotated and shifted Horizontal books
+ Ability to flip only Horizontal or only Vertical books
+ Ability to save user settings
* Support for 3ds Max language packs
* Default values are appropriate for different system units
* More random placement of horizontal, leaning and vertical groups of books
Fixed bugs
! Command Panel causes the error when it is not docked to the right

Bookmanager 1.0 (July 30 2012)
New features:
+ Ability to place books directly into shelf polygons with auto and manual shelf adding mode
+ Create books as instances
+ Flipped books
+ Ability to set how much shelves have Leaning/Horizontal/Flipped books
+ Ability to set random quantity of Leaning/Horizontal/Flipped books on different shelves
+ Reset settings to default values
* New UI design with roll-outs
* Shelf thickness was replaced by two values: Rows distance and Columns distance
* Horizontal books depth alignment was improved
* Leaning books quantity spinner was replaced with Min/Max quantity slider
* Horizontal books quantity spinner was improved and replaced with Min/Max stacks
* Horizontal books height algorithm was improved
* Uniform distribution algorithm for books series was improved
* Entering values to Min/Max shelf fill and Min/Max books in series spinners was improved
* Tooltips for options were added
Fixed bugs
! UVW mapping may be incorrect when books are aligned with the right side of the shelf

Bookmanager 0.9RC (May 28 2012)
Bookmanager is released

Main features

- Placing books in array (*limited in Demo to 4x4 array)
- Placing books directly on shelf polygons*
- Cloning books
- Create books as copies, instances or one object
- Scaling books if they don't fit shelf dimensions
- Ability to set how much shelf is filled with books
- Books alignment within the shelf length or depth
- Leaning books with ability to set shelves number, quantity and angle
- Horizontal books with ability to set shelves number,stacks number and height*
- Random rotation and shift of Horizontal books inside a stack*
- Flipped books with ability to set shelves number and quanity*
- Series of books that can be defined either by objects color or their names*
- Uniform series distribution*
- Rearrangement books randomly inside a series*
- Ability to create series from a book*
- Ability to set Randomness to general settings
- Easy to change Seed value
- Reset settings to default
- Save user settings
* not available in Demo version


3ds Max version 2008 or higher

This product is electronically distributed.

View Bookmanager license agreement for conditions of use.

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