LiveMeasure

9 votes
Version: 
1
Date Updated: 
03/19/2019

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 LiveMeasureMAX2012.ms)

Install: drag-n-drop the LiveMeasure_v1.ms 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: 
AttachmentSize
livemeasure_v1.ms21.62 KB
livemeasuremax2012_v1.ms23.23 KB
livemeasuremax2012_v1_nocolorboxes.ms22.36 KB
livemeasuremax2012_v1_witharrows.ms25.28 KB
livemeasure_v1_0_noblackrectangles.ms21.64 KB
livemeasure_max2012_and_up.ms22.32 KB
livemeasure_v13.ms22.72 KB
livemeasure_v13_blue_color.ms22.77 KB
livemeasure_v13_blue_color_roundnumbers.ms23.11 KB

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titane357's picture

sorry, install macro, run the

sorry, install macro, run the macro and nothing happens....

miauu's picture

Can someone with max2012 test

Can someone with max2012 test the attachment?

I folowed the kilad advice.
:)

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livemeasure_v1_for_max2012.ms 21.3 KB
Michele71's picture

Very nice and helpful! :)

Very nice and helpful! :)

kilad's picture

Beause of the nitrous

Beause of the nitrous viewports you must put it in a redrawviews callback:

unregisterRedrawViewsCallback GWStuff
fn GWStuff =
(
print (gw.transPoint [0,0,0])
)
registerRedrawViewsCallback GWStuff

miauu's picture

So, gw.TransPoint,

So, gw.TransPoint, gw.hTransPoint and gw.wTransPoin are broken in max2012 and max design 2012.

ruhl's picture

gw.hTransPoint [0,0,0] is

gw.hTransPoint [0,0,0] is undefined

and gw.wTransPoint [0,0,0] undefined :(

miauu's picture

Can you check

Can you check this:

gw.hTransPoint [0,0,0]

and this

gw.wTransPoint [0,0,0]

and tell me what they return - undefined or a point3 value.

:)

ruhl's picture

max is 2012.

max is 2012.

miauu's picture
ruhl's picture

"unknown property: "x" in

"unknown property: "x" in undefined"
The same situation is here.

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