Max Hotbox

585 votes
Version: 
[Open Beta]
Date Updated: 
07/18/2011
Author Name: 
Andreas Meissner

 

This script is in open beta phase, available for public.

Who creates the best interface for the users? The users theirselves! This tool is inspired by the Maya Hotbox. It is not ment to be a tool collection on its own, its idea is to provide ways to you for accessing and organizing functionality. Build your own interface, customize your workflow to your needs.

Additional Info: 
  • show/hide hotbox-layer, run macros, execute scripts, open files or just re-execute your last hotbox action
  • trigger actions by using buttons, hotkeys, mousegestures, ...
  • build your own interface and organize your scripts as you want with hotbox profiles and nested layers
  • independent, Max Hotbox hotkeys override/suppress 3ds Max hotkeys
  • portable, no installation
  • all macros of 3ds max can be assigned to hotbox-buttons
  • style your hotbox with transparent and multicolor buttons, dock and group them with each other
  • provides as much functionality as possible for custom userscripts

Requirements:

  • should work for 3ds Max 9 SP2 - 3ds Max 2011
  • works for 32bit and 64bit systems

How to start Max Hotbox:

  • download and unpack
  • drag and drop the "MaxHotbox.mse" file into your viewport
  • hold down Spacebar on 3ds Max mainwindow

Max Hotbox is already configured for some simple tasks like Extrude a Face or so, but it is ment to be configured by yourself. It would be nice if you could share your configuration of Max Hotbox with other users. Please also watch the tutorial videos about Max Hotbox on YouTube to become familiar with the tool. I hope you will get along.

How to autostart Max Hotbox on next 3ds Max startup:

  • drag and drop the "MaxHotboxAutostart.ms" file into your viewport

How to upgrade from a previous version:

  • download and unpack the new version
  • replace the "Profiles" folder of the new version with the folder from the old version
    (the "Profiles" folder contains your configuration of Max Hotbox)

Tutorialvideos:

Watch Videos about Max Hotbox on YouTube

 

Your feedback is very welcome.

 

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 9 SP2 - 3ds Max 2011
Other Software Required: 
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or higher
Video URL: 

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.eb's picture

I sent an email to Andreas..

I sent an email to Andreas. I mentioned that I would update the package and give credit to orig author(s). etc etc
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We'll see what happens..

freemanpro's picture

Error

Hi . First Thx for this best Script.

But i try load it for 2014 max and i take this error.

-- called in anonymous codeblock; filename: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2014\scripts\HotBox\MaxHotbox.mse; position: 239628; line: 6363

Can you fix this plz.

delorean1988's picture

expire 2016

expire
Hey,

I just wanna know has anyone any solution for the expire problem, great script, except this problem I love this script so much

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rocky's picture

expire

Hey,

I just wanna know has anyone any solution for the expire problem, great script, except this problem I love this script so much

ashitaka's picture

Date & time

I am using 3ds max 2012 x64. I had the expire problem to. I set my system date to one year ago and script installed. but there is other problems.

kaze369's picture

Expired!!!

I'm getting the same "Expired" message when I start up 3ds max. Unless we can hack the .mse(I think) then there is nothing we can do. We'll just have to wait and see if the creator of the script will edit this.

k626781028's picture

bug!

"Max Hotbox Error - Can not find MaxHotbox.mse file "D:\Autodesk\3ds Max 2010\Scripts\max_hotbox\MaxHotbox.mse""
-- Error occurred during fileIn in
-- Error occurred in anonymous codeblock; filename: D:\Autodesk\3ds Max 2010\Scripts\max_hotbox\MaxHotbox.mse; position: 27348; line: 112
>> MAXScript FileIn Exception: -- Syntax error: at to, expected
-- In line: <<

This is what I got in MAXscript listener
And I use max2010 x64.
Wish you can fix it so we can use in other version of max.
thx

huschi's picture

Expired

Hum, got the same annoying message: Expired!!

Is there no solution out there or is it cause I try to run it under 2012?
Any hint is welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Huschi

MaxGoodwin's picture

Expired

Hi! I have any idea how to solve troubles with running any scripts from hotbox. But that amazing script is expired. How can I use it again? Thank you!

scumm's picture

Expired

Hope your still working on this, as its really helpfull in overcomming max's idiotic design. A few things tho..

1) Not always very stable (hotbox buttons vanish etc.). Restarting usually fix it tho.

2) The 'alt-tab window' gets flooded with icons. Abit anoying.

3) Expired? =D

Much luv!

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