Designed to save you time: psd-manager 5

psd-manager™ 5 is the most advanced PSD file exporter for 3ds Max available on the market. Now you can readjust nearly everything in a rendering with Adobe® Photoshop® or any another application that supports PSD files. psd-manager is the tool to help you save time and money by integrating the tools you best know and like.

Supported Renderers: V-Ray, Corona, Scanline, FStorm, Redshift, mental ray.
New: 3ds max 2025 support is available.

Meet the developer and other psd-manager users that alraedy used version 5 at the new psd-manager community on Discord


What's new in version 5?

The new Save Now workflow allows to save the framebuffer and masks at any time now and not just at the end after rendering anymore. Together with the support of V-Ray 5&6 and many new GPU renderers (FStorm, Redshift, V-Ray GPU), smaller PSD file sizes, faster saving... this is the biggest advancement in the history of psd-manager.
The current version psd-manager 5.0.3 is now freshly available for purchase. The workflow of previous versions largely still applies so videos and screenshot may show earlier versions.

What does psd-manager do?
Saving the rendered image as a layer in a PSD file is an easy task; psd-manger can do this and much more. It lets you add all render elements of your scene as layers to a PSD file. Presets and automatic layer sorting make it a breeze to setup the correct layer order. You may also manually control the blending modes along with the order of the layers. But psd-manager doesn't stop there. What you really need during post production and for last minute changes are accurate antialiased selections/masks. That's why psd-manager allows you to add selections or layers for each object/material of your choice to the final PSD. Gone are the days when you had to draw selections by hand or to render time consuming additional passes to get them. psd-manager relies on 3ds Max core capabilities, like the G-Buffer and render elements, which make it fast, extendable and in addition, open to all renderers.
Why psd-manager?
Every professional 3D artist will agree, rendering complex scenes is a stressful job, especially when your customer or boss is sitting right behind you and it is not really clear how the final project should look like. Even "little" changes in the 3D scene can easily turn out to be one of those jobs that cost you another sleepless night!
How can I use such a feature rich PSD?
psd-manager gives you the combined power of render elements, anti-aliased object and material selections in every application that supports PSD files. The possibility to alter every aspect of your image for one or multiple objects and materials in post, will change the way you work.
Nothing else will save you so much time for less then 6€/$ a month.


  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 - 2025