Export positions at multiple frames

I was wondering if somebody can help me with a script I need.
I have a simple object in max with a motion. I need to export that box at certain frames as one dwg file. (lets say frames 50 53 89 100) so when I open the dwg file in cad I can see four boxes which their positions are based on frames 50 53 89 and 100 in max.
Thanks.

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cuatcside's picture

It worked for the 3d

It worked for the 3d object.Thanks a lot. If I want to have it to work with a 3d spline as well do I need to make any changes?
Thanks again

barigazy's picture

I hope that Panayon not mind

I hope that Panayon not mind if i use his code

obj = selection[1]
frm = #(50, 53, 89, 100)
max select none
 
for f in frm do at time f do 
(
  if isKindOf obj GeometryClass and not isKindOf obj TargetObject then 
  (
	  snapshot obj
	  selectMore objects[objects.count]
  ) else select obj
)
 
myFile = GetDir #export + "/my_name.dwg"
exportFile myFile #noPrompt selectedOnly:on

barigazy

Anubis's picture

:)

I miss "do" :) thanks for testing my code.
Here is a bit of modification:

obj = selection[1]
frm = #(50, 53, 89, 100)
 
if IsValidNode obj and \
canConvertTo obj Editable_Mesh then
(
  max select none
 
  for f in frm do at time f do 
  (
    snapshot obj
    selectMore objects[objects.count]
  )
 
  myFile = GetDir #export + "/my_name.dwg"
  exportFile myFile #noPrompt selectedOnly:on
)
else messageBox "Select a geometry or shape"

This way s'd be able to work on shapes as well.

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Anubis's picture

here is the base

obj = selection[1]
frm = #(50, 53, 89, 100)
max select none
 
for f in frm at time f do (
  snapshot obj
  selectMore objects[objects.count]
)
 
myFile = GetDir #export + "/my_name.dwg"
exportFile myFile #noPrompt selectedOnly:on
-- delete selection

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cuatcside's picture

Thanks for your help. I

Thanks for your help.
I copied your code to maxscrip editor and changed your myFile line to myFile = GetDir #export + "c:\1.dwg" and ran it, got this error.
Do I need to make any changes to script beside myFile =...

obj = selection[1]
frm = #(50, 53, 89, 100)
max select none

for f in frm at time f do (
snapshot obj
selectMore objects[objects.count]
)

myFile = GetDir #export + "c:\1.dwg"
exportFile myFile #noPrompt selectedOnly:on

-- Error occurred in anonymous codeblock; filename: C:\Users\ali\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2012 - 64bit\enu\UI\usermacros\; position: 82; line: 5
-- Syntax error: at at, expected "do" or "collect"
-- In line: for f in frm at t

Thanks again for your help.

barigazy's picture

Your path are wrong

Your path are wrong

myFile = GetDir #export + "\\1.dwg"
--or
myFile = GetDir #export + "/1.dwg"

barigazy

cuatcside's picture

changed the path, and still

changed the path, and still getting error:

-- Error occurred in anonymous codeblock; filename: C:\Users\ali\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2012 - 64bit\enu\UI\usermacros\; position: 82; line: 5
-- Syntax error: at at, expected "do" or "collect"
-- In line: for f in frm at t

barigazy's picture

Change the line for f in

Change the line

for f in frm do at time f ( ... }

barigazy

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