Heuristic Edge Select

10 votes
Version: 
0.02b
Date Updated: 
12/28/2014

Select a loop of edges both on quad and non-quad geometry. Both a command without GUI and a settings dialog to fine-tune the stop cases are available.

Heuristic Edge Select Dialog

Installation: Run the .mcr file or drop it to the viewport. This will create a new category, Advanced Poly Ops and new item in it, Heuristic Edge Select. Using Customize User Interface dialog, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to the loop command and add it to a menu or a quad-menu – the menu/quad-menu item will also have a settings box where you can set the constraints of the loop or grow/shrink the loop.

Heuristic Edge Select Quad Menu

Additional Info: 

Changelog:

Version 0.02b:
Added support for Edit_Poly modifier.

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 9, VIZ 2008
AttachmentSize
heuristic_edge_select.mcr8.44 KB

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sampei's picture

Oustanding, thanks so much

Oustanding, thanks so much for sharing this. This is the way Cinema 4D does loop selection, I was frustrated when I discovered that default edge loop detection in Max has rather strict parameters meaning a one click selection would now require 4 steps. This script bypasses this limitation and correctly selects the desired edge loop.

rs3d's picture

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Great script!

barigazy's picture

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Yup. Nice job! +1

barigazy

lightcube's picture

Perfect timing for this

Perfect timing for this script to get bumped. I ran into a scenario where I need to keep some meshes triangulated and was bummed about it because of loop selection woes.

I made a MacroScript dependant on this macro for selecting vert loops from selected vertices. Might be good to merge into one macroscript (I just made a separate macroscript that calls the main one).

The edited MCR is attached.

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heuristic_edge_select_0.mcr 11.86 KB

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Barbiturat's picture

amazing

amazing! thank you!

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draging's picture

great... thanks!

great... thanks!

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