Max Hotbox

586 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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real08121985's picture

I can't answer that right

I can't answer that right now. I'm not yet even working on it. First I have to find a company to work with.

mexico's picture

so when will you finish it?

so when will you finish it?

veneta's picture

Is I'm the only one that

Is I'm the only one that don't catch the point of this post without download link?

real08121985's picture

Thanks for the comments so

Thanks for the comments so far :)

Yes I also encounter much inconvenient things about the max user-interface and so many ways to improve it. I guess with an interface which is customizable and that everyone builds by him-/herself, you get the way that's most convinient and efficient for you :)

I do maxscript for fun, it would be cool to do it also as part of my job later. It's nice to be creative in 3d and also logical in scripting, it's relaxing and refreshes myself. I do also modeling/texturing, cuting and 2d graphics :)

(I will keep it in english here so everyone understands :) hope that's ok)

br0t's picture

I would download it :)! Any

I would download it :)! Any way to free up workspace (15 inch laptop is awful with 3ds max) would be very much appreciated.

Schöne Idee für ein Diplomprojekt, willst du dich beruflich auf MAXScript spezialisieren?

Gruß

Never get low & slow & out of ideas

fajar's picture

yes I see your point and I

yes I see your point and I totally agree with you about nowdays autodesk making UI that very slow, they look like child whom like eyes candy bar than its function, and eye candy bar is heavy for system. Damn I complain about it to autodesk and theyre making good excuse but not solving the problem.

and second , im not totally good script writter.

tassel's picture

fajar: "This shows the idea

fajar: "This shows the idea of creating a Hotbox for 3ds Max (like in Maya) as my diploma project"

I like the idea, this is defently something we need these days, since Autodesk is making the worst slow down UI ever (clone of an Adobe/Office program) Money mouth

I hope you finish this project, and good luck Laughing

 

Raymond H.Ingebretsen - http://www.homme3d.com

fajar's picture

good idea , but where is the

good idea , but where is the link ?

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