New Measure Distance Tool

1 vote
Version: 
1.3
Date Updated: 
06/01/2009

A macroscript tool for measuring the distance between 2 objects. Creates a feedback window giving the distance between 2 mouse click. Stays open allowing you to continue measuring until you're done. The most user-friendly method, better than the Tape Measure Helper or the Measure Distance tool. As a macroscript, once installed, it's fast and easy.

Additional Info: 

unzip the macro and place it in your macroscripts folder (typically: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max XXXX\UI\MacroScripts). You'll find the macro under "DAS Tools" when you go to "Customize\Customize User Interface\Toolbars\Category: All Commands".Place the macro on any toolbar. If you are not familiar with loading macroscripts see the max help regarding Customizing the User Interface. The script will prompt you to click in the viewport to declare the beginning of the measurement. If that point is registered you'll be prompted to click a second location after which a dialog will pop up showing you the distance between the 2 clicks. You'll be prompted to contiue measuring more points or exit.

Version Requirement: 
tested with max 2008 and up

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Kurai's picture

Please Improve

This is much better than the Max helper because I don't have to keep deleting the lines when I've finished... which is annoying. I hope you can improve this tool so it mimics Sketchup tapemeasure.... it would be create if you could add constructions lines too.

This tool is a BIG help.... :)

Digital Animation Services's picture

Thanks barigazy. I'll look

Thanks barigazy. I'll look into that when I have a few minutes.

barigazy's picture

Very nice tool. Nice and

Very nice tool. Nice and simple.
Why the rollout change size (shrink) when shows distance.
Can you create also simple script (not macro)?
Put this at the and to reduce roll size a bit:

createDialog NM 90 24 100 100 escapeEnable:true \
style:#(#style_titlebar, #style_sysmenu, #style_toolwindow)

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