gridTM Addon

4 votes
Version: 
v1.2
Date Updated: 
09/24/2014
Author Name: 
Branko Živković


This tool will add functionality to the grid helper to mimic working pivot.
But there is more option which WP not have ...

Additional Info: 

Install:
Simply drag&drop *.mcr in max viewport and find it in category "bgaTools" > "GridTM_Addon".
This tool only work with grid helper. It creates new grid or integrate with selected grid. Also selection set "GridTM_Addon" will be created to quickly locate grid on the scene.

Info:
This tool provides the following options:
>> Store/Load Transform of grid
* Button "A" - add preset in the dropdown list
* Pick some stored preset from the list to change grid transform
* Button "R" - remove preset in the dropdown list
>> Grid Alignement Modes
* By picking some object from the scene object or grid transform will be
changed according to one of two options "Align Object|Grid on Grid|Object Pivot"
* Also grid can be ligned to active view or view to grid
(in this case grid will be activated and Reference Coordinate System changed to #Grid)
* "Place Grid On Surface" option allows you to place grid over geometry or home grid.
* "Place Grid At World Center" - set grid transform at center of home grid
* "Toggle Activate Grid" - activate grid on|off

GridTM_Addon UI

UPDATE 1.1 (requested by fajar)
- added option on creation process (create grid on object in the scene using autogrid and creation at world center)
- also user can create grid helper and then run this tool to add GridTM options.
UPDATE 1.2 (requested by pixamoon)
- added option ei. undo funcionality for "Align Grid Too View" and "Place Grid At World Center" buttons

Version Requirement: 
2012+
AttachmentSize
bga_gridtm_addon_v.1.2.ms7.65 KB

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pixamoon's picture

:)

Great, This is exactly what I was thinking about !

Thanks!

barigazy's picture

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Ok. I updated the tool. See version 1.2

barigazy

pixamoon's picture

thanks

ah, thanks, I'll do that,
But is is slowing down a lot, even for one small operation ? (for eg. align grid to current view)
I'm still beginning with scripts and didn't test undo a lot.
Best,

barigazy's picture

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You already know that this can slowdown this tool.
You can always save temp preset and delete it afterwards ;)

barigazy

pixamoon's picture

hmm

hmm, but maybe one suggestion...
It will be great to just to add "undo on" for buttons.
Thanks !

pixamoon's picture

re: 2010

hmm, It works great for me even in 2009...

thanks for the tool !

barigazy's picture

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Hey Michele,
thanks for error report but I can't get this error in max2014 and 2015.
Works fine. I not have max2010 to test it. Sorry :(

barigazy

Michele71's picture

Hi barigazy :) I've a error

Hi barigazy :) I've a error in max2010 with you tool when run max:

"
>> MAXScript MacroScript Compile - C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2010 - 64bit\enu\UI\usermacros\bgaTools-GridTM_Addon.mcr, offset 1491; Exception: -- Compile error: No outer local variable references permitted here: node
-- In line: if object.coun custAttributes.add node g <<
"

Line error: 39

You can fix?

Michele71's picture

Nice ! Good job Man! :)

Nice ! Good job Man! :)

fajar's picture

Thanks barigazy.

Thanks barigazy.

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