Video Capture Select Viewport

Date Updated: 
11/08/2009
Author Name: 
Michele71

This is a Script that allows to recording and Snap the active viewport during the work. You can select any viewport during recording. Based on 'Create a Quick Preview' by Borislav 'Bobo' Petrov (www.scriptspot.com/bobo).

Capture Viewport

Additional Info: 

Intall Macroscript Normally. You can find it under the category Michele71_Tools

Attention! During the recording video (.avi, .mov, .tga) there need of lot space on the Harddisk !! The video and the images that have the same name are over-written without request! Create a new name for every saved file ;)

The file Video are stored in your running project folder in the Preview folder (es. C:\\\\3dsmax\Preview)
The file Image are stored in your running project folder in the Preview folder (es. C:\\\\3dsmax\sceneassets\Image)

Version Requirement: 
Written for 3ds Max 9/2008/2009/2010
Video URL: 
AttachmentSize
CaptureSelectViewPort.ms13.46 KB
VCSV.gif21.88 KB

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mrgrotey's picture

Hi there, great script! Is

Hi there, great script! Is this any way of locking this to a particular viewport i.e. the camera viewport. It would be great to do that so you could record the progress of a scene without it flicking between the different views

Michele71's picture

Wow! I had not thought of

Wow! I had not thought of this advice!
Now I will try your suggestions into a new script to see the final result... I think I update the script :)
Thanks again harumscarum

harumscarum's picture

here i have some suggestions

here i have some suggestions which make script essential for everyday screenshoting:

1.  add OUTPUT FOLDER option (if field not filled - make //PROJECT FOLDER/SSHOTS by default)

2.  filename field - would be prefix of image name

3. if POSTFIX active - with each news capture _001,_002 adds to filename

 4. and finally would be great to have hotkey for CAPTURE IMAGE in max customize 

 5. could also all settings listed above be saved in max file even after restart?

 

 

and thank you very much for efforts!

Michele71's picture

Thanks and great idea

Thanks and great idea harumscarum! Now try to find some solution.
Thanks again :)

harumscarum's picture

great script thank

great script thank you!
could i ask for one improvement - for "video capture" add capture image on viewport update. this would be great to capture sequence of images when previewing heavy animation where "Real Time Playback" must be off.

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