cameraLock

1 vote
Version: 
0.2
Date Updated: 
04/12/2016

addCameraLock is a macroscript that will add a new rollout (by means of a Custom Attribute) to your selected camera, which allows to quickly lock/unlock all transformations of that camera, so you don't accidentally move a carefully tracked/matched/animated camera.

Since it is implemented as a custom attribute, it travels with the .max file, so you can safely send the file to others (or to render farms) without having to worry about missing plugin files etc...

Additional Info: 

This is a small script for quickly locking/unlocking your 3ds Max camera.

Install and run the macroscript once, as usual. Find the resulting action in the Customize UI dialog in the 'MB Tools' category under the name 'addCameraLock' and run it to attach a new rollout (a Custom Attribute) to the selected camera(s).

Open Modify panel and scroll to the bottom of the camera properties - there you will find a new rollout with a single button to lock/unlock the camera.

Position, rotation and scale of the cameras and their targets will be locked. This is useful if you want to prevent any accidental changes to the cameras. Unlike other scripted solutions, this will work without any additional script files, once you have applied it to a camera. So you can safely send the file to your render farm or other 3ds Max users without having to worry about missing script files.

Note: Locking a camera will not affect any existing animation.

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2008

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visualizer's picture

pretty useful

I tested this and its really nice thing !

igamaximus's picture

Thank you

It works perfectly, thank you Martin for all your wonderful tools!

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