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Maxscript: ServerUtilities v0.5 beta

by on Dec.07, 2008, under Admin, Batching, maxscript, utility, vray

This handles the services perfectly for me here, I’m doing a little more work on it to support using the server.exe and vrayspawner exe versions as well, but that wont be finished for a while as its a spare time project. I’m really looking for feedback in terms of platforms you’re looking to use it on, and what features would be nice to see in addition.


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Install is pretty straightforward, simply unzip into your Scripts directory.. after a bit more testing for various people I’ll throw together an installer, but for now its slightly manual.

after you unzip it, assuming your max is installed in say, C:\3dsmax08\ you should see several files

Maxscript files: Access them as Maxscript Pulldown, Run Script.
C:\3dsMax08\server_tool_lite_05.mcr — Run this to install the script into the Customize UI, under category dbScripts.
C:\3dsMax08\ServerUtilities\server_tool_lite_05.ms — Run this to try out the tool without installing it into the Customize ui..

C:\3dsMax08\ServerUtilities\… There will be a few other exe’s in this directory, mostly commandline utilities that the script calls to batch modify things.

After you run the script the first time, it will create a file C:\3dsMax08\ServerUtilities\ServerToolLite.ini which will save your settings. In the script, it might be easier for you to add 1 server, and then browse to the ServerToolLite.ini file and manually add the other 19 servers in notepad.

Cheers,
Dave

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Gary

    Hi Dave,

    I’ve been trying out this script on Max 2008 64bit and whenever I try anything it results in an instant max crash. I’ve tried installing PStools etc but no luck. Is this maybe because I’m using the 64bit version?

    Seems like a very useful tool though!
    Cheers,
    Gary.

  • Dave Buchhofer

    Gary,

    We’ve just switched over to 2009 64bit, and I’m seeing the same crash here. I have an idea of what it could be, but Its liable to take a while before i get to look at it again as work is starting to heat up.

    I’m guilty of just using the older (HTA) version in the meantime !

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