MaxScript 2012-2013 Help Launcher

19 votes
Version: 
1.03
Date Updated: 
11/18/2012
Author Name: 
fajar

As we're all aware 3dsMax 2012/2013 came without offline help neither max help, maxscript reference (help) or mental ray help...but recently AD release their help for offliner, first Max help and 2nd Maxscript....as you already aware , help can be setting via preference....but how to launch maxscript reference (help) ? inspire from there, I wrotte a simply script to launch maxscript help from anywhere and came by name maxscript help launcher.....

Also you can launch set to launch max help too, if you know how to script....:XD not really hardSealed

Installation :

1. 

just put in max install dir\UI\MacroScripts

ex : C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2012 or 2013 \UI\MacroScripts

and restart max

-- After installation and you can find it in Costumize -->  Menu Tab --> Category --> Additional Help

-- in 1.03 there are 3 macroscript at one script....

1. to open autodesk max help

2. to open autodesk maxscript help

3. setting where the help located 

-- after you setup thing right , you can apply keyboard shortcut to it.

 

2. 

You can drag and drop to your max scene and after that you can open costumize...

next step just follow first step...

END USER

-- You can distribute it without limitation or permission from the author.

--  Do as your please with this script, you can add or delete the content .....Laughing

PS :

Also you can download Maxscript reference from Autodesk first before downloading this script.

Download Maxscript Help Reference

changelog :

1.01 : 

you can launch MS help locator as many as you want .....

step : After installation and you can find it in Costumize -->  Menu Tab --> Category --> Help --> MAXScripts Reference UI..... drag it to one of the menu.

1.02 : 

-- Some bug fixes related to named button

-- Now its always open help in internet explore, see the code Sealed

 1.03

-- completly re-written

-- max 2013 help and maxscript help

-- open chm file too

Download Maxscript 2013 Help Reference

Download Max 2013 Help Reference

 1.04

-- added panel for V-ray help and mental ray....suppose can read htm too...

Version Requirement: 
3dsMax 2012-2013
Other Software Required: 
none...
AttachmentSize
ms_help_locator_1.02.mcr6.04 KB
ms_help_locator_1.01.mcr4.87 KB
ms_help_locator.mcr3.11 KB
ms_help_locator_1.03.mcr2.6 KB
ms_help_locator_1.04.mcr4.51 KB

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spacefrog's picture

Jeff: but you are not able to

Jeff:
but you are not able to assign this to a shortcut....

Jeff Hanna's picture

Max supports launching external help from the Help menu...

There is a [help] section in the Plugin.UserSettings.ini file. Just add a name=path value to that section and your external help file will show up in the Help\Additional Help menu. There's no need to run a script to recreate native functionality.

Jeff Hanna
Principal Technical Artist, Volition

Michele71's picture

Thanks Fajar, very very

Thanks Fajar, very very helpful :)

maxwell3d's picture

thanks for take your time to

thanks for take your time to answer,yes i understand.no problem

fajar's picture

its very posible to do that

its very posible to do that ....but right now Im workin on different project. I dont have time to do that.

hope you understand

thanks
best regard
fajar

maxwell3d's picture

is possible to add search for sdk guide?

thanks very much , it resolve an item missed.
is possible to add a search function for sdk max guide or other help files?
thanks very much

SIL's picture

Hm... not work. How to check

Hm... not work. How to check path manualy?

Reyu's picture

How to search in the opened help

the script is working nice. But when the MS help Reference opened up in the browser I cant use the search function. the search function is broken in the downloaded MS Help file? or just i messed something? So how can i search in the reference? its totally useless without the search function so i need to use the online help :S

fajar's picture

check out new script....

check out new script....

fajar's picture

it does...look at the script

it does...look at the script source ....it will ask the path for the first time you launch the script (installed mcr). if you want to get the UI twice then you must delete the ini file in ((#plugcfg) + "\\MsHelp.ini"), thats all. I design it to locate the ms help once and the rest you can apply keyboard shortcut to it.

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