Easy pivot

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Date Updated: 
06/14/2012

 

Description

“Easy pivot” allows you to set new position of pivot point with just one click .

  

How it works

If you selected one object. Run script. Choose one of 27 possible new pivot places.

If you selected several objects. Run script. At first pick main object. Then choose one of 27 possible new pivot places.

If you selected a group.  Run script. Choose one of 27 possible new pivot places for group bounding box. After placing pivot group opens automatically and group bounding box is selected.

Setup

1. Download and unzip "easy_pivot_setup_archive.zip". 2. For right installation in Windows 7 you need admin rights to change the "Scripts"  folder , which is located in the root folder of 3ds Max. To get these rights do this: right-click on the folder "Scripts", select "Properties", then in the "security" set full access to the current user. 3. After receiving administrator rights on "Scripts"  folder  changing, just drag and drop "easy_pivot_setup.mzp" in the 3ds Max window. In the case of a successful installation, this screen appears:  

This means that the script was successfully installed.  Now you can run it via "Scripts collect" tool or go to: Customize > Customize User Interface... > Toolbars > Category: "Tools", find the list "easy_pivot" and drag you to a convenient toolbar.  

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grover_gol's picture

Manual install

Hi March here is manual install archive. DOWNLOAD

marche's picture

Heeeeelp

Can someone help me... keep gettig this error :(

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grover_gol's picture

does work in 3ds max 2017

hi marche. For me it works fine in 3ds max 2017. Try to reinstall maybe.

marche's picture

does not work in 3ds max 2017!!!

Hello any chance an update for 3ds max 2017, I was using it in max 2016 and it was great a very usefull!!!

denisT's picture

"Everyone has the right to

"Everyone has the right to decide what to do."

absolutely!
everyone has a right to encrypt 20 lines of his first code. and for sure everyone has a right to stay in kindergarten for the next year.

grover_gol's picture

Hi guys

About group pivot.

Unfortunately there is no way to update the position of a point in a closed group except cycling through the pivots by pressing W, E, R. So I decided to open it at the end of pivot placing. For me it's the most convenient way.

About encrypted scripts.

If I wanted to put ms file, I would have done it. Tell me, please. When you post an image to the Internet, then you are putting the source max file too, don't you? it seems to me that you don't. Everyone has the right to decide what to do. Thanks.

denisT's picture

i ask this question almost

i ask this question almost everyone who posted an encrypted script... Is the code too bad and it's embarrassing to show it? or it's too clever to be shared?

su37's picture

Hi GroveR_GoL select a

Hi GroveR_GoL
select a group ,after run your script,group is opend
can you keep group is close ?

grover_gol's picture

An updated version is now available.

An updated version is now available.

grover_gol's picture

Re: Refreshing the pivot

Hi, thanks for the tip. I know about this small inconvenience. Now I'm trying to solve it. Will soon lay out an updated version.

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