The 3ds Max Dedicated Service utilizes two types of dedicated instances of the host software - Global and Custom Preview Generator - each dedicated to specific tasks. The dedicated service can operate with both instance types simultaneously.
The 3ds Max Dedicated Service uses a separate instance of the host software to process 3ds Max material library assets (*.mat) to:
- Show names and generated preview thumbnails of all materials stored in a material library asset.
- Allow the user to rename or delete materials in a material library asset or copy or move material from one library asset to another.
Custom Preview Generator
The 3ds Max Dedicated Service uses a separate instance of the host software to generate custom previews of 3ds Max native assets. Learn more about the Generate Custom Previews feature.