Measurement tape

8 votes
Version: 
1.0
Author Name: 
MHD Alaa Al Nahlawi

This tool will help you visualize distance between two points, it's very handy for people working in architecture. It's not a pure script only Text and tape stretching reflects the distance through a float script controler.

How to use:

-Make sure your display units matches your system one because this tool gives the distance in system units so dont get confused and just check it in Customize menu>Units setup.

-Merge it in your scene.

And as in the picture below you only have to move the right and left handles (dummies), and the middle controler is for rotating and scaling the number and the arrows. And be careful if you applied extrude to the text it won't update the distance for some reason, so in this case after the tape is placed as a final touch you can apply extrude.

Regards

Alaa Al Nahlawi

Additional Info: 

Update:

The tool can detect system units now, and the codes are as follow:

Inches: "In"

Feet: "f"

Miles: "m"

Millimeters: "m"

Centimeters: "cm"

Meters: "m"

Kilometers: "k"

 

Version Requirement: 
2013 and above
Video URL: 
AttachmentSize
measurement_tape_2013.zip32.59 KB

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hugocities's picture

ya

lo arrastré al viewport.

hugo ayala

hugocities's picture

how

Hi, how to install? thank you

hugo ayala

Dom's picture

changing decimals number

very useful tool, thank you,
how to change from 3 decimals to 2 decimals ?

ingvar's picture

Thank you! Very useful!

Thank you! Very useful!

Alaa alnahlawi's picture

Ah sorry it was created to

Ah sorry it was created to work with 3ds max 2013 and above.

Igor's picture

I did exactly as You said,

I did exactly as You said, but it does not work and nothing happens! The viewports (scene) is empty.
Maybe it does not work in Max-2011?

Alaa alnahlawi's picture

Just unzip it and you will

Just unzip it and you will find a max file containing the tape, merge it to ur scene and it will work straight away.

Igor's picture

Hi, how can I install it? I

Hi, how can I install it? I cant do this and use it! Thanks

Alaa alnahlawi's picture

You are welcome Victor, yeh

You are welcome Victor, yeh they are doing some great upgrades lately.

And Thanx Nik for the point ;)

victorgilbert's picture

its been some time, that i

its been some time, that i have used max, but since i have decided to get back on it, its great to know that they have included some great features while i was out of touch. thanks for sharing.

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