Select Similar Objects

49 votes
Version: 
1.0
Date Updated: 
02/27/2010
Author Name: 
Anubis

Select similar (to chosen) nodes by assembly of similarities.

SSObj

Additional Info: 

First, I think both groups (Include & Exclude) are clear additional options
About "Compare By..." group:

  • Class (it's self explained)
  • Material (it's also self explained). You can use this on all objects.
    For exampe: you can select quickly all nodes w/o material applied
    Or: select all nodes with the same instance material applied.
    Note(!): It's possible to have a unique materials with the same names so
    I compare the material instances for correct "similar" handler.
  • Size (it's clear too) - to enjoy good performance in Max 9 end below
    just install AVG extensions (it needs for this op's only).
    I add an alternative method to can use the script w/o AVG, of course.
    The choice is yours.
  • Mesh - First, am not compare edges 'cause they're faces multiplied by 3.
    This op's compare Not only Geometry but Shapes as well.
    Shapes are compared by their renderable mesh (not by knots/segs/spl.)
    This op's check Meshes so I found this method for correct handler.
Other Software Required: 
3ds Max 6 and higher
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Anubis's picture

Thanks!

Thanks for the comments!

Hey Fajar,
If the description not clear enough then
play with the script and compare the difference,
cheers!

Ok, if needs to append whats do Max select similar,
it is limited to:

- scan objects only on the same layer
- scan only the class (only modified) and applied material
- no any customization options

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fajar's picture

whats the different from max

whats the different from max select similar ?

harnelbe's picture

My godness !

Again and again ! One of the most usefull tools for max scenes !!!
thanks a lot for sharing !

Arnaud ALB LE BOT AKA Harnelbe Mammakinna

Anubis's picture

Blagodarq, radvam se da 4yia

Blagodarq, radvam se da 4yia rodna re4 tyka :)

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daimyo's picture

bate scripta e strashen i

bate scripta e strashen i mnogo polezen. Blagorarq!

Anubis's picture

Thanks Ven, much

Thanks Ven, much appreciation!
You makes me feel obliged to help more :-)

Anubis

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veneta's picture

Thanks Anubis, awesome script

Thanks Anubis, awesome script as always!
I continue to learn from you :-)

Ven

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