This script is for use with the naming convention described in the Tutorial section.It lets you create a bone chain based on the orientation of a selected object.Once creation is complete you will be prompted for the name of the part that the bone chain is for. You can also change the Type and the Name of the chain.If an IK chain is created automatically you will be prompted for the creation of an upnode object as well as a controller for that upnode.The script is still in development and will become much more robust in the near future.
1) When you run the installer you will first be prompted to choose the scripts you wish to install.
2) Once you continue by hitting next you will be prompted for you 3dsmax installation. This is the ROOT of you max directory. In my case that would be C:3dsmax8
The scripts will be installed in C:3dsmax8scriptsTiMScripts
The macroscripts will be installed in C:3dsmax8UIMacroscripts
The startup script will be installed in C:3dsmax8scriptsstartup
If you are in a production environment there are a couple of options...
Option A) Install the TiM-Scripts somewhere on the network that all the machines can see as the same drive. Edit the startup script to point to that drive and directory. Then copy the Macroscripts and Startup file to all the boxes that will be using the scripts. When you update and more scripts are added you will only need to distribute the Macroscripts to all the machines that require it. This option is great because if there is an update to a script then you only need to overwrite it on the nextwork location. There is no need to restart max. The user will only need to rerun the script to get the latest version.
Option B) Install the TiM-Scripts on the network and distribute the scripts and macroscripts to all the machines that require it. This option is good if you need to take the box off the network or if the network goes down.
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