LiveMeasure

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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
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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

cool

cool

miauu's picture

Thanks. :) I will check

Thanks. :)
I will check maxdesign 2012 maxscript reference and will try to find a solution.:)

titane357's picture

you're right : undefined

you're right : undefined

miauu's picture

Can you execute

Can you execute this:

gw.TransPoint [0,0,0]

and tell me what is the result ih tne listener?
I think that "gw.TransPoint" does not work in max design 2012, but I can't be sure. If the returned result is not a point3 value then I.m right.

titane357's picture

I make a box, convert to

I make a box, convert to epoly, select one edge, run the script.
Attached listener error text.

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error.txt 3 KB
miauu's picture

I don't have max2012 to test

I don't have max2012 to test it.
Can you test this file:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35093423/LiveMeasure_v1_01.ms
and show me what script write in the listener

titane357's picture

Looks great, but maxdesign

Looks great, but maxdesign 2012 win7 don't like it...
"unknown property: "x" in undefined"
line 226 "txtRect = (box2 (posInScreen.x) (posInScreen.y-17) 50 16)"

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