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Max's Archive System: Can be set to use 7zip?
show user profile  Astralogic
Hello, could someone tell me please can 3ds max 2012 be set to use 7zip so that when I save an archive it is saved as a .7z file instead of a .zip file.

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2/12/2012 9:57:10 AM (last edit: 2/12/2012 9:57:10 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Search for Archive in the help file, there are full instructions.


In the Archive System group, enter the full path and executable file name, and any command-line option you want for your external archive program in the Program field.

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2/12/2012 10:06:40 AM (last edit: 2/12/2012 10:06:40 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Zombie thread. yay.

I'm having trouble setting up 7 Zip to replace MaxZip for archiving. I have followed the instructions from the manual but I get the error "file archive failed (code 7)"

I have tried both.

blahblah\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" -x!"nul


blahblah\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe

With no joy. Anyone successfully set this up?

For some reason MaxZip is failing on a large project and I need an alternative. Thanks :)

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10/15/2013 2:27:59 PM (last edit: 10/15/2013 2:28:08 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Looks like you can use resource collector and manually zip but that seems to miss VRayHDRI files and Proxies. :(

Maybe there is a script somewhere that performs a similar function?


Found this seems to have saved the day. :D

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10/15/2013 2:40:41 PM (last edit: 10/15/2013 2:46:02 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
You can use Save/Archive instead of the resource collector. It seems to miss less HDR files and network files.

Neither option seems to work perfectly.

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10/15/2013 2:47:09 PM (last edit: 10/15/2013 3:07:06 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Yeah I was using archive with MaxZip but getting an error on a certain file causing the whole operation to fail. Strange.

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10/15/2013 3:25:06 PM (last edit: 10/15/2013 3:25:06 PM)
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