Merge By Layer

301 votes
Version: 
0.5
Date Updated: 
04/07/2011
Author Name: 
Anubis

Merge By Layer 0.4

A self explained script, I think. Enjoy

Additional Info: 

v0.1 - initial version
v0.2 - now dialog resizeble
v0.3 - ugly mistake fixed
v0.4 - now multi-select & merge layers/objects
v0.5 - alphabetic sort added for layers/objects

I has a mail request/wishlist to sort layers in alphabetic order.
I add this option for both - layers and objects lists.
The option should been checked before choose scene file.

v0.5 UI:
MBL v0.5

Version Requirement: 
3ds max 4 and higher
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titane357's picture

perhaps nothing or the list

perhaps nothing or the list of all objects contained in selected layers...

Anubis's picture

sounds good

just wonder what will display objects (right) list then multiple layers selected (in left list), if display all objects (of selected layers)... is w'd be clear.

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titane357's picture

It is just an Idea : - you

It is just an Idea :
- you could select/multiselect in left column layer(s) to merge
then all objects of these layers will be merged
then click merge button
or
- you could select/multiselect in right column object(s) of one selected layer u want to merge.
then click merge button
cheers

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Anubis's picture

thanks for the feedback

Hi Titane,
well, the idea was to merge by layer, but your request sounds sensibly. What if the objects list is MultiListBox and then double click on layer to merge selected objects? Also maybe the objects will been selected all by default? I just think how to keep the UI simple as is. What you think about?

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tassel's picture

Very nice script. Going to

Very nice script. Going to help me every day at work.

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

titane357's picture

hello Anubis, please correct

hello Anubis,
please correct "double click to megre " -> merge (I can't sleep)
Could it be possible to merge just some Objects of one layer ?
Max's merging is awfull : impossible to see in which layer objects are, your script is cool (for people using layers), we could merge objects from layers seeing in which layer thay are. :-)
I like resizable window ! Thanks

Anubis's picture

thanks

nice to heard its ok :)

[Edit] oh, a fatal mistake i found, pleace redownload the last version 0.3

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titane357's picture

sorry, the 3 first scenes I

sorry, the 3 first scenes I tried was 2009, and didn't work with 2011 I use.
Now I can't reproduce this.... works perfect. :-)

JokerMartini's picture

Great

This is a great script. Thanks Anubis

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

Anubis's picture

Hi Titane

its just a quick script and making it resizable is not a problem, but the rest notes is not clear to me. just double click on item in Layers list to merge. and how much old scenes? layers was added in Max 4.

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