Instantly Auto Edges

27 votes
Version: 
1.0
Date Updated: 
01/17/2010
Author Name: 
Anubis

Performs auto edge on all selected Editable Meshes,
making imported Revit or AutoCAD meshes more readable.

Additional Info: 

[*] UNDO is turned OFF, so use Max Hold commands before execution!
[*] Hold CTRL key to enter threshold value (else will used default value = 5)

Speed test (PC with 4GB Ram):
Scene with all unique objects and 9 million edges end for 3.141 sec.
Which means almost 3 million edges per second !
Also large scenes with many instances end in no time !

Version Requirement: 
Tested on 3ds Max 2009
AttachmentSize
InstantlyAutoEdges_1.ms2.3 KB

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Anubis's picture

no prob ;)

Here is a quick function for this purpose:

fn selEdgeVis objs = (
    for o in objs do (
        edgeSelSet = #()
        for f = 1 to o.numFaces do
        for e = 1 to 3 where (getEdgeVis o f e) do
            append edgeSelSet (((f - 1) * 3) + e)
        setEdgeSelection o edgeSelSet
    )
)

and to edit the script just...

(
    --// >> insert above function here <<
    mapped fn setVisibilityEdges ...
    ...
    ...
    else (
        ...
        ...
        format "\nTotal Time:\t\t% sec.\n" ...
        --// >> insert next line code here:
        selEdgeVis filtSet
    )
)

that's it :)

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rs3d's picture

Idea

Would be great if you select the Visible Edges right after the Auto Edge.

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