Auto Snap Mode

1 vote
Version: 
3
Date Updated: 
11/11/2016
Author Name: 
Shawn Olson

This is a simple (free) script that detects viewport changes. It will automatically set the current snap mode to 3D snaps when the current viewport is perspective, camera, etc; it will switch to either 2D/2.5D if the current viewport is set to standard orthographic projections.

The function only changes the current snap mode if:

1: Snaps are On
2: Either the target snap mode is 2/2.5 and the current snap mode is 3D OR the target snap mode is 3D and it isn't currently set to 3D. (In other words, for top/left/front the mode won't change if it is 2 or 2.5--it uses the current 2 or 2.5.)

Version 2: Already updated after some feedback. Now converted to a MacroScript and has some options. See Additional info.

Additional Info: 

This script is included in Wall Worm tools for Source as well as a separate download.

To install separately from WW, copy the script to your 3ds Max/scripts/startup folder and restart 3ds Max.

If you want to control the settings (default 2D/2.5D) run this in the MAXScript listener:

::WallWormViewPortController.loadSettings()

Version Requirement: 
Probably Any Version
Other Software Required: 
None

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lightcube's picture

Fixed the config setting

Fixed the config setting sanitizing function from always being set to true.

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Shawn Olson

Developer of Wall Worm

lightcube's picture

Ahhh. I stopped testing

Ahhh. I stopped testing anything in FF this last year. As my web development work has been replaced with 3D it's become too time consuming to test in all browsers. I guess I'll give that a look soon.

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Shawn Olson

Developer of Wall Worm

miauu's picture

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Strange, it works with IE, but not with Firefox.

With IE I see two files:

StartAutoSnapMode2017.ms
ViewportAutoDimensionSnap.ms

With Firefox v.49.0.2 I see:
NaN error

lightcube's picture

Hmmm. Maybe that was when I

Hmmm. Maybe that was when I deleted and reloaded the file with an update (as I changed the script to have a macroscript and config settings). I just tested the page with chrome, IE and Edge and it worked here. You shouldn't need to login.

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Shawn Olson

Developer of Wall Worm

miauu's picture

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Hi, Shawn!

When I follow the download link and go to Download Tab I see NAN error message. Do I have to be logged in to your site to be able to download the script?

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