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Is there any material lister in 3ds max?
show user profile  Alex910
I have a multi-groups scene that has many materials and I want count them all. Just like Light Lister counts all the lights in the scene, is there something for materials? Scripts/tools?

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4/6/2014 9:23:55 PM (last edit: 4/6/2014 9:23:55 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
You can see a list of materials in the scene:,topicNumber=d30e466886

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4/6/2014 9:51:51 PM (last edit: 4/6/2014 9:51:51 PM)
show user profile  FX
2 ways...

Install Outliner and use the Material Mode, gives you a list of all scene materials..

Search Materials And Maps

Scripspot is the Max equivalent of Google ;) Scriptspot is your friend :)
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4/8/2014 5:29:24 PM (last edit: 4/8/2014 5:30:35 PM)
show user profile  Error404
Defaultfghk is my favorite material :-D -

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4/9/2014 12:35:14 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 12:35:14 AM)
show user profile  FX
lol, "A material with the same name exists in the scene", hit cancel, click in the name area of material editor, roll fingers randomly across keyboard, I generally hit fghk, second favourite is the finger swipe asdfghjl :)

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4/9/2014 12:49:08 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 12:49:08 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Lol, material names that look like secure passwords.

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4/9/2014 2:04:13 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 2:04:31 AM)
show user profile  FX
..and when you open the scene 2 weeks later it's like decrypting one :)
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4/9/2014 2:19:38 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 2:19:38 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Haha, I saw error's comment about liking Defaultfghk, and I was like, "Shit, never seen that one before," and was trying to work out what the fghk stood for... then I saw the material list posted before. Think I'll stop reading threads in reverse from now on.
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4/9/2014 2:31:07 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 2:31:07 AM)
show user profile  FX
Defaultfgh is a three finger roll, same thing happens with models too, I always put off the renaming until the very end, then generally can't be arsed doing it, folder organisation is/was just as chaotic.
Every time I return to a project it's a nightmare tracking down what the hell I was doing...which is why I'm tying to get organized :)


The quickest way I know of to find out how many mats are in a scene is by using MaxAssistant

I wish the guys who make these "All in One" scripts would separate all the functions into macros.
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4/9/2014 4:38:31 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 4:38:31 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
... and they wouldn't package their scripts as an MSE in an EXE so I can't strip out just the bits I want.

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4/9/2014 9:43:01 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 9:43:01 AM)
show user profile  FX
Yeah it seems this guys a bit of a knob if you read the comments on SS ;)
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4/9/2014 2:43:18 PM (last edit: 4/9/2014 2:43:18 PM)
show user profile  Alex910
Wow, thank you guys for the options.
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4/10/2014 3:17:08 AM (last edit: 4/10/2014 3:17:08 AM)
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