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Measure and show edges length, segments length and faces area in real time. Work with Splines, Editable_Poly and  Editable_mesh objects and Edit_Poly modifier.
--        In Polygon/Element sub-object level will show the selected faces area in generic units only.
--        In Edge/Border sub-object level will show the length of selected edges in user defined units.
--        In vertex sub-object level, when vertex is move will show the length of edges that is common for the selected vertex.
--        If top sub-object level is active will show the dimension of the selected object.

The edge/segment length and face area will update when the edges/segments/faces are scaled or when the vertex is moved.

In top left corner of the viewport will be shown the total face area or total edge length.

Thanks to kilad now the script work with max2012 and up(download

Install: drag-n-drop the in 3ds max. Go to Customize-Customize User Interface-"miauu" caegory. Assignt to a hotkey. The script work as a toggle - press the hotkey to start, press again to stop the script.

Script idea by @harumscarum.

Video on youtube

Version Requirement: 
3ds max 2009 and UP
Video URL: 
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fangzi's picture

thank you very much

thank you very much

miauu's picture


Download and install

fangzi's picture

Data location

The data overlapped. Can the data display position be changed.

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sampei's picture

this is fantastic! is there a

this is fantastic! is there a way to increase the size of the text used to display the measurements?

sampei's picture

working great in 2020, thanks

working great in 2020, thanks :)

harumscarum's picture

two issues with the latest version in max 2020

1. with the 3ds max start there is green words in the left top corner while script is not activated
2. error when run script if nothing selected

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miauu's picture


wrong section

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Thank you.

Versions 1.3 are working in 3ds Max 2019.

d1myan's picture

No working script!

Very good script! but does not work in 3dsmax 2019
Runtime error: registerRedrawViewsCallback() expected function, got: undefined

Aniow's picture

A wonderful and very useful script!

The script works fine and fast.
Using the script is very convenient and easy. Thanks to the author! :)

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