After trying to sort through lots of 3d files and figure out which ones I could import & what they looked like I got really frustrated, so I made a tool to make things easier. Whether you're perusing downloaded 3d files, organizing your 3d print files in non-native formats, going through old files or looking at models/animations files which you outsourced, this is a great little viewer that filters only shows files that you can import or open in Maya.
- Browse 3d files supported by Maya: .ma .mb .obj .fbx .dae(Collada) .abc(Alembic) .stl .stp .step .dwg
- R-click model options to import, reference or delete.
- Show files in subfolders. You can select how many levels deep to go.
- Sort by name, size or date
- Browse folders with option to hide.
- Shows up to 7 mini icons per file which let you jump from icon to icon.
- Batch file (all or selected) icons or quick render individually. Includes subfolders.
- Auto-move your icons. Propagates all your icons if you change or move your icon directory.
- Custom set where your icons are saved.
- R-click icon options: delete or open dir.
- JPG and/or PNG icons
- Flexible naming: Reads any JPG or PNG icons with the same name as file plus up to 3 characters after. ie - Franky_01.png, FrankyABC.jpg. Prints 'recommend name change' were icons were found but not used. ie - Franky_OldVersion_55.png
- Auto number icons to '_99'. Puts the first 7 icons it finds in the mini-icons.
- Icons auto fit proportionally into the view size you set.
- Icons are auto-named during creation and will also auto-named if auto-moved... lots of 'auto'.
- Compatible with Maya 2010-2014. Not compatible with Maya 2009 or ealier.
- Mac & PC compatible. Should work on Linux but not tested.
- Low price.
- Fully supported - I fix bugs.
- 11 page pdf manual
- 47 custom icons for the UI
- pwFileMonster.pyc (for Maya 2010-2013 and 2014)
- Organize and browse
- Downloaded models
- 3d print files
- Client files
- CAD files
- Importing lots of files into one file
Installation, use and other information can be found in the included pdf doc.
Thanks for all the feedback & comments. :)