Change UI colour when snap / lock is active ?

Just a quick question to you guys, is it possible using Maxscript to change the colors of the UI when snap or lock is active ?

I'm simply looking for a way to give a better indication in the viewports that snap or lock is active.

For example changing the background colour to a different shade.

thanks.

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barigazy's picture

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for snaping you can use

snapMode.active = off
snapMode.active = on

And for selection lock this is the hack
(maxscript not provide better solution)

fn selLocked = 
(
	selectionlock = false
	sel = selection as array
	clearselection()
	if selection.count != 0 then selectionlock = true else selectionlock = false
	select sel
	selectionlock
)
-- to lock
if not selLocked() do (max spacebar)
-- and unlock
if selLocked() do (max spacebar)

barigazy

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So it is possible ? Main

So it is possible ?

Main reason is I'm not always looking at the snap and lock buttons I'm looking in the viewport, I always forget they are on.

I'm looking for some way to indicate more clearly in the viewport that a toggle is active.

Ideally that would be background colour.

barigazy's picture

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probably U will get flickering of the viewport if you do this.
I not know why you need that when lock and snap buttons are properly indicate lock or snap current state

barigazy

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