Mouse Wheel Grow/Shrink Selection

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Version: 
1.0
Date Updated: 
04/01/2011

This script will allows you to use the mouse wheel to grow and shrink verts/edges/faces selection on Editable Poly and Edit_Poly objects.

Usage:
Assign it to a keyboard shortcut or button. After pressing the keyboard key/button, use the mouse wheel to grow or shrink the selection. While the tool is active you can pan, rotate and zoom(Ctrl+Alt+MMB) object in viewport and continue to add new verts/edges/faces to selection. Click on viewport with LMB or RMB to stop the tool.

How the script works:

Run it.

Scroll mouse wheel out to grow vert/edge/face  Loop selection.

Scroll mouse wheel in to shrink vert/edge/face Loop selection.

Ctrl + scroll out to grow edge Loop in one direction.

Ctrl + scroll in to shrink edge Loop in same direction.

Alt + scroll out to grow edge Loop in oposite direction.

Alt + scroll in to shrink edge Loop in same direction

-- Grow/Shrink edge Ring selection --

Shift + scroll out to grow edge RIng.

Shift + scroll in to shrink edge Ring.

Shift + Ctrl + scroll out to grow edge ring in one direction.

Shift + Ctrl + scroll in to shrink edge ring in same direction.

Shift + Alt + scroll out to grow edge ring in oposite direction.

Shift + Alt + scroll in to shrink edge ring in same direction.

Watch the video demonstartion.

Installation:

Drag and drop mzp file in 3ds max. Go to Customize->Customize user interface. The script will appear in the "miauu" category.

The script was tested on max 2009 but should work on older version too.

Version Requirement: 
2009
Video URL: 
AttachmentSize
miauu_mousewheelgrowshrink_v1_pan_rotate.mzp27.22 KB

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miauu's picture

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Read the second post in this thread.

artrender.info's picture

Miauu, how do you disable

Miauu, how do you disable zooming while rotating mouse wheel?

miauu's picture

Thanks. :) From the

Thanks. :) From the description: Usage: Assign it to a keyboard shortcut or button. After pressing the keyboard key/button, use the mouse wheel to grow or shrink the selection. While the tool is active you can pan, rotate and zoom(Ctrl+Alt+MMB) object in viewport and continue to add new verts/edges/faces to selection. Click on viewport with LMB or RMB to stop the tool.]

 

Is this not work for you - click with LMB or RMB in the viewport?

sbk's picture

Very useful Can you make

Very useful

Can you make possible to stop a tool  with press LMB or RMB, and also press a  button -move, rotate, select, scale, escape?

NicolasC's picture

Good idea !! Thks :)

Good idea !!
Thks :)

NicolasC

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