Detach by Material ID

36 votes
Version: 
2
Date Updated: 
12/09/2008

Detach Polygons based on its Material ID

Additional Info: 

Features

  • works on a selection of objects
  • options to automatically name detached objects
  • material propagation
    • this will assign a corresponding material by id to the detached object

Usage

  1. select any number of objects
  2. set the desired paramteters
  3. optional: if you know the maximun number of ids the object has, set the Max IDs to help speed up detachment.
  4. press detach

Internal Operations
Procedure:

  • object[s] is/are copied
  • then collapsed to an editable poly
  • faces are finally detached by material ID

Naming:

  • Numbered
    • will creae numbered names
    • e.g. 0,1,2,3
    • preferable to use with the Prefix option checked
  • Bitmap Name
    • if not diffuse bitmap found, it will use the material name
    • if no material applied, it will use the object's name
  • Material Name
    • if no material applied, it will use the object's name
  • Object Name
    • will create a unique name based on the object's name
Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 9
Video URL: 
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Jeff Lim's picture

thanks, I'll try to look

thanks, I'll try to look into the code again and see if i can make feasible adjustments. I can't promise an update anytime soon coz of busy schedules, my apologies.. :)

titane357's picture

Great script, thanks

Great script, thanks !!!!
Last update 2005 is somebody strong enough to optimize it ? (a bit slow)

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