Notepad

24 votes
Version: 
1.01
Date Updated: 
09/07/2010

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a maxscript that serves as a kind of notepad within 3ds max. the user can save little but maybe important information that are file related, for example special settings or infos for team members. whenever a file is opened which contains custom notes the notepad-window will pop up automatically on startup (script must be placed in scripts/startup folder).

 

 

Additional Info: 

- the script works fine with max9-32, max2009-64 and max2011-64
- it is recommended the script is placed in the "Scripts/Startup" folder
- also you can bind a button or a hotkey to it
- the notepad will only work if you have at least one object in the scene!

Version Requirement: 
max 9 or earlier?!
AttachmentSize
notepad_101.ms5.35 KB

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geraldabraham's picture

I have been looking for

I have been looking for something similar to this for a while now. Just a suggestion but I was wondering if there might be a way in future versions to consolidate the notes created for each scene and save that in a text file that can be found in the same folder as the scenes.

For example, if someone is working on a job with large scene files and they are asked to go back to a previous version with a certain change by a client, they might have to search many versions back to find the exact scene they want to. Working with CAD data, it might take a few minutes to open each one of those files up and if you've gone through 100s of revisions over weeks or months, it might take you a few hours to find the exact scene you are looking for. If the user decided to make a note in the summary portion of the file, it might still be alot of right clicking and getting properties before that one special scene is found.

I know when I jump back and forth between projects or come back to them after a few weeks or months of being on another job, I tend to forget where I was and which scene is which.

asymptote's picture

I agree resizing would be

I agree resizing would be cool.....oh and a spell checker ;) ...j/k

jsrocha's picture

Hey man, very nice script,

Hey man, very nice script, pretty useful. I have a suggestion: make an option to make it bigger to the side too, not only in height ;)
cheers,

Jsrocha

asymptote's picture

This refuses to work for me

This refuses to work for me in max 2011 32 :(

EDIT :

My bad...I needed to add an object ;)...nice script, much slicker than the default pop-up notes, I stopped using pop-ups because for some reason it never saved the note...just displayed {30ECEE8B-167A-4574-B94B-845D48C426A1}.

Anubis's picture

Hi le1setreter, I not see

Hi le1setreter,
I not see contact form on your account and I'll post here.
So... if interested in notes, may also check the standard pf helper Notes, it has '.Comment' property and you can assign a post-open callback to read the notes ;)

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le1setreter's picture

no. it is just to prompt

no. it is just to prompt given notes, if they are given.

raistlin's picture

Is there a difference with

Is there a difference with the pop-up note?

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Norman3D's picture

Nice! Very similar to

Nice! Very similar to cryInfo, the tool that the guys at crytek use.
Nice to see something like this on scriptspot ;)

le1setreter's picture

many thanks for feedback. i

many thanks for feedback. i fixed it.

Michele71's picture

Sorry for the double

Sorry for the double post...

When I launch the sript, and I press the button "Delete Notes" without having written anything, there is a messagebox "You really want to delete your notes?"... If I press "yes", there is an error message "no delete function for undefined. Please, fix it(es. message error beacause I must restarting the script.

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