ProSelect

146 votes
Version: 
2.0
Date Updated: 
05/26/2011

A better way to select object in 3dsMax's viewport.

The current problem with Max's default selection method is that is cycles trough all the object underneath the mouse pointer, resulting in endless clicks to get the right object. you'll get it in the end but it's not pretty.

So what does this script do?

The existing selecting mechanism is not altered, this just adds a few things.

When you now click on a stack of objects, and keep holding the mouse button down, you can move your mouse up/down to select objects further or closer to the viewpoint.

Moving left/right expands the selection so you can select multiple objects from the stack at once.

It will makes sense when you watch the video! :)

Additional Info: 

This is a completely different approach then then 1.0 version, no hotkeys requires, it just blends in with the existing selection method..

To install just place it your "[max_root]/scripts/startup" folder (and restart max)

To uninstall just remove the file.

Version Requirement: 
tested on 2012, should work on 2009+
Video URL: 
AttachmentSize
jdbgraphics-proselect_2.zip1.81 KB

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Crashes Maxs Design 2010

Sounds like a sweet idea but I get a crash every time I try to select object with assigned shortcut key.

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