Materials to Editor

77 votes
Version: 
Version 2.0
Date Updated: 
06/26/2012
Author Name: 
John "Joker" Martini

UPDATED for 3ds Max 2012. (2012-06-26)
Works with Slate and Compact.

Once this script is executed it will be found in the customize menu under the Category JokerMartini. Enjoy!

This script will clear out the Material Editor slots and then place the selected object's materials in the material editor. If only one object is selected it will place that one object's material in the actively selected material slot, otherwise it's placed in slot one of the material editor.
Comments and Critiques are welcome.

Version Requirement: 
Max 9+
Other Software Required: 
3ds Max

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headd's picture

Usefull script

Hey, i have two small suggestions, if it's possible :)

1. If no selection is made when running the script, it should fill with all the materials found in the scene.

2. The materials should be sorted alphabetically when placed in the editor slots.

How does this sound ? :)
Thanks

asymptote's picture

This errors for me when more

This errors for me when more than one object is selected, I've been using it for years on single objects and never needed, or bothered to find out what the problem was.

I was trying to find out what happens if I selected more than 24 objects, and suggest it could be combined with S.M.E.S.

thx.

 

Edit: That's in Max 2010 64 btw.

W DIGITAL's picture

i tried it but got error

i tried it
but got error after executing (installed as .mcr and executed as button in toolbar)

but i noticed soulburn scripts already offer this featuer with a simple quick button that does it

would it be possible to have show standard map in viewport turned on for all newly populated materials?

JokerMartini's picture

Thanks buddy.

Thanks buddy.

John Martini
Digital Artist
http://www.JokerMartini.com (new site)

barigazy's picture

Very nice update, John.+1

Very nice update, John.+1

barigazy

JokerMartini's picture

Update

Branko is correct. It does work with 2012. Although here is another update anyways.

It now will display the materials in the slate editor as well as the compact material editor. Whichever one you are using it will work for. Check the download URL for location to download it.

Thanks again for the compliments.

John

John Martini
Digital Artist
http://www.JokerMartini.com (new site)

barigazy's picture

MaterialsToEditor2.ms works

MaterialsToEditor2.ms works fine with max2012x64.I don't see any problem.

barigazy

blaxxun75's picture

Doesent work in Max 2012 anymore

Used it a lot in Max 2011 but it doesent work in Max 2012 anymore.

Would love to have it again in Max 2012!

Thank you! :D

NikkoN's picture

great scripts

Thanks for the great scripts!

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