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Takes a selection and reduces the selection to include only a single instance from each set of instances.


Make a sphere and instance it once. Make a 3rd sphere, copy it once. Select all 4 spheres. Run the script in UI mode. Hit Do. Now your 3rd, 4th and either the 1st or 2nd sphere is selected.

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Warnings And Bug Reports:

Feel free to install and use these
scripts - however - I can't be held responsible for any problems that
arise from their use. I will try and fix bugs or add features that
people want - but I have limited free time and so can only promise to
do my best. Before submitting a bug report - open the script in
question in a text editor and look under the 'Known Issues' section to
make sure your bug isn't already mentionned as something I'm aware of.


All the scripts come packaged into
a single zip file of interconnected scripts - -
which includes all the scripts in the rest of the table below. Please
download the most recent zip file only - and extract then into your
3dsmax root directory - for example - c:3dsmax. Make sure you have
recurse subdirectories on (it's also called 'Use Folder Names' in more
recent copies of winzip). The zip will then install a bunch of files
and directories...

* c:3dsmaxscriptsSoulburnScriptsimages: This contains images required by the scripts.
* c:3dsmaxscriptsSoulburnScriptslib: This contains libraries of functions required by the scripts.
* c:3dsmaxscriptsSoulburnScriptspresets: This contains presets for the
scripts - which you can save by hitting the 'SaveDef' button on any of
the UI versions of the scripts. Don't edit any of these files unless
you know what you're doing.
* c:3dsmaxscriptsSoulburnScriptsscripts: The scripts.
* c:3dsmaxuiicons: Adds a bunch of icons - they all start with the word 'SoulburnScripts_'.
* c:3dsmaxuimacroscripts: the SoulburnScripts.mcr file.

uninstall the scripts - just delete all the files mentioned above. To
install a new collection - just download the new zip and unzip them
again into your 3dsmax directory - saying overwrite current files.


of these scripts are run as macroscripts - ie - as buttons - keyboard
shortcuts - quad menus - etc - just go to Customize - Customize User
Interface - category SoulburnScripts. You can also use the macroscript
called 'soulburnScriptsLister' to run any SoulburnScript. All scripts
can be run in one of three modes...

* UI Mode. Which brings up a user interface floater that lets you modify parameters before running the script.
* Default Mode. Runs the script using the current default values. To
change the default values - open the script first in UI mode - modify
the values - hit 'SaveDef' to save the defaults - then close and run
the script in default mode.
* Argument Mode. This is for
maxscripters only - it lets you run the script by supplying it with
your own set of values. This lets you integrate these tools into your
own tools - or to bypass the default system.

Files To Delete
If you've installed previous SoulCollections, and are now installing a new one, you may wish to check to make sure all of the following previous SoulburnScripts files have been deleted (all assuming your 3dsmax directory is c:\3dsmax)...

* c:\3dsmax\scripts\SoulburnScripts\scripts\

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 7, 8, 9, 2008, 2009 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
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