Copy Paste Image

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beta v0.54
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Just simple script to paste image form windows clipboard to 3ds MAX (as reference plate)

It can be used to copy paste selected from Photoshop, screenshot or web page

It reads proportion of image and creates plate with correct aspect ratio.
To try:
Drag and drop to 3ds max window

How to install :
use my other script - > Favorite Scripts:
1. Install Favorite Scripts (drag and drop to max)
2. place on toolbar (customize -> category Pixamoon)
3. run Favorite Scripts
4. settings
5. choose your favorite scripts root folder
6. create "IO" or "Edit" folder
7. copy "CopyPasteImage" script there

 - fix - mirrored UV in X or Y
 - creates Plate and BitmapTexture without Real-World Map Size
 - few more fixes - save / load settings
 - fixed error when press OK
 - save settings:
     - change Image temp folder ( small "s" button )
     - opacity
     - dialog position
 - OK and Cancel buttons
 - opacity slider
 - align to X, Y,, Z

Coming soon:
 - paste image files (Ctrl-C on selected jpg in explorer)
 - auto align plate to active vieport
 - scale plate
 - crop
 - collect to project textures folder
 - save / load paste settings from ini file

Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions,



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pixamoon's picture


sure, I'll try to do that.
It looks bit complicated but will look at it closer soon...
Thanks !

mustafa mamdouh's picture

May be sketchup is next?

Okay I'm following you and I can see you are making a great job in collaboration between two different application .. So please let me suggest you to do something really great between 3ds Max & SketchUp ..
Everyone know sketchup and how powerful with measurements and drawing precisely so too many people consider to do modeling there then complete the job at 3ds Max and I found that is very annoying when sometime you need to do everything in 3ds max and few things in sketchup so I dream with something like that:
- Right Click on your selected 3d Model at 3ds Max > Edit with Sketchup > Magically Sketchup will open and You do your fun work there then you just save the file > 3ds Max will update the model there automatically

thanks to scriptspot community

pixamoon's picture


Thank you :)

Michele71's picture

Good job man! ;) +1!!

Good job man! ;) +1!!

pixamoon's picture


Good idea! I'll add it as slider to upcoming paste menu, so u can change it after paste (with ini file, so it will remember your defaults)

Next version is coming with few more options - crop, automatic save/collect to project textures folder , etc


harumscarum's picture

great long awaited tool

very handy! thanks
one request - make image's opacity 30 if possible

NiK684's picture

Fav script menu

I'll test it before I tell you what I think ;)

pixamoon's picture


cool, thanks

I'll add this in next versions plus few other ideas I want to add :)

on paste it will open small dialog with few more options, so it can automatically recognize and suggest orientation (but u can still change it before and after creating plate)

to install... Plewase use my Favorite Scripts Menu script... it automatically search for installed and other sorted scripts. I think this is faster and more organize way than creating icons / buttons then installing, adding to toolbar etc.

what you think ?

NiK684's picture

Feature request

I think it will be nice if script will create image plane in orientation that depends of active viewport.
If active is persp or top then plane must lie on the ground. If active is left then plane must be rotated (90,0,-90), if right (90,0,90). Front is 90,0,0 and back is 90,0,180.
I mean that image planes must automatically facing to active viewport.
Just to be even more cooler than now :)

I downloaded 0.20 and waiting for Changelog :)

And one more thing, don't you want to create a macro for toolbar and quad? I created it for myself, but not all must be able to do that.

pixamoon's picture

re: Image file in buffer

Just finishing it now and this will come in next version...
you will be able to select few jpgs and press Ctrl-C -> they will be paste as plates in 3ds max :)

And few more cool features. Coming soon :)

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