VFB+ v2.2 Released

Check out the latest version of VFB+, which brings new and improved features such as a vignette effect, enhanced support for Render-To-Texture, extended MAXScript interfaces, editable image titles and the ability to open VFB+ in any 3dsmax image viewer window, as well as a few bug fixes.

The upgrade is, as usual, free for all existing users.

Color Correction
Check out the complete Change Log.

If you’ve evaluated VFB+ in the past and would like to re-evaluate a newer version, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

mmTransformTypein: A hotkey-compatible TTI launcher

VFB+ user and architect Maxim Borisov has recently suggested a script to help make his transform-intensive work easier:

“Very often I have to move, rotate or scale my objects for some exact numbers of units, and I hate to move mouse pointer to Transform Type-in window, select the slot were to put numbers and move mouse back to objects on other side of my second screen… Idea is to get the Offset part of Transform Type-In dialog near by the mouse pointer or by hitting 4th or 5th button on mouse, or by some keyboard shortcut.”

This tiny MacroScript does exactly this. When executed, it opens the 3dsmax Transform Type-In dialog exactly where the mouse cursor is and sets keyboard focus to spinners. This allows rapid manipulation of scene objects for those users who rely on a fast-paced scene workflow.

edit (01/19/15) – the tool now takes the current axis constraints into consideration and focuses the relevant text field in the dialog.