Mouse Wheel Grow/Shrink Selection

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Version: 
1.1
Date Updated: 
12/26/2019

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
miauumousewheelgrowshrink_v11.mzp183 KB

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I_Megaman_I's picture
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It works for me. Check this video please(Win10 + 3ds Max 2021):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n_a9ZR9JuNLSuqG-YGimKOOcE2j4Z1Wj

I_Megaman_I's picture

Doesnt work in 2021 either.

Doesnt work in 2021 either. Mouse wheel doesnt do anything

miauu's picture

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I have no idea why the script not works in your 3ds max.

bieleckki's picture

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Ha... that's interesting. Here's my video :)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EtO7-Ou28oEVsnTU0owcfjQEtrq9XUmH/view?u...

miauu's picture

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I have no problems with max 2020.3

Here is a video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SmkZRDakNSLXQIQBYtLFLtucuP61pO2O

bieleckki's picture

Max 2020.3

Damn, too bad it doesn't work in max 2020.3.
When i press shortcut to invoke the tool, my gizmo turns off, which means that the tool is active, but scrolling just zooms the viewport. I tried all key combinations.

miauu's picture

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The installer is fixed and now the script works in 3ds Max 2020.

Sylka's picture

3ds max 2020

It doesn't work in 3ds max 2020. :-(

miauu's picture

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Read the second post in this thread.

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