Plugin Update: Bookmanager v2.0 from model+model

Changes for v2.0 are:
– New user friendly UI design

  • – Shelf dummies are now generated after adding polygons or instantly in array
  • – Adds the ability to set shelf dimensions in viewport by moving vertices of dummies splines
  • – New ‘Test my books’ option to check if 3D book models have proper pivot orientations
  • – Adds a sample 3D book model to the package to help understand book pivot orientation
  • – Adds a books rotation option to define books XY orientation on shelf polygons
  • – Adds pre-saved presets for quick start and the ability to create your own
  • – Adds a ‘Generate random’ preset to test your luck
  • – New ‘Exclude from clone object color’ option to define books that should be placed once only
  • – Adds an option to quickly remove all or selected books added to Bm
  • – Adds an option to quickly remove all shelves added to Bm
  • – The quantity of added books and shelves is now shown in the UI
  • – Adds check buttons for Leaning, Horizontal, Flipped books and Books series to turn them on/off
  • – Adds ? buttons for every rollout to open help for the section
  • – Adds protection against adding polygons with normals turned downward
  • – Adds Edit poly modifier support
  • – Adds support for Max 2018
  • – Adding books and polygons to Bm is now more intuitive
  • – The Min fill(%) and Max fill(%) options have been changed to Quantity(%) and Random(%)
  • – The Cancel button now closes Bm and removes everything and the X button clears generated books
  • – The Min/Max shelves slider has been changed to Shelves number(%)
  • – The Help documentation was moved from the package to the website
  • – Books are now generated in portions: shelf after shelf
  • – The name field was removed from the UI
  • – Fixes Bm from creating an unlimited number of books and freezing Max under certain conditions
  • – Fixes the same polygon being added several times
  • – Fixes a Max 2017-2018 error if the Max command panel is undocked

Bookmanager is available for Max 2010 to 2018 and costs $25 (individual license) and $40 (corporate license). A demo version is available here.