This script can analyze entire folders of max-objects in one go. It will give you a list of materialnames and classes, objectnames, pivotpoint positions. Extra analyses can of course be added. Besides this structural analysis, the objects can be rendered automatically as well. A camera is centered around the object and zoomed in. The objects een can be rendered within your favourite “studio”. That’s a set of rendering settings with a custom environment.
The output of this is a textfile with thumbnails. Use this to plan maintenance and delegate the tasks. Run the tool again to check if the work has been done correctly: save time!
Warning: this script adjusts the general gamma-setting in order to render the thumbnails correctly. This is an issue i’m working on. Any suggestions on this are welcome!