AutoPlace

7 votes
Version: 
1.1
Date Updated: 
06/14/2012
Author Name: 
Jos Balcaen

This is a script like autogrid. You can move, instance and copy objects all over the place! ShiftPress the button for options (move, instance, copy, lock rotation and lock scale)

How it works: select an object and press the button. click and drag (left-right = scale, top-down:rotation)

If you select multiple objects it will choose a random one.

tested on Max 2012/2013

Log :

2012-06-14 : new icon
2012-10-14: support for groups added

Todo:

Pivot mode only

 

Additional Info: 

how to install:
- Unrar the icons folder in the icon folder
2013 : C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2013\UI_ln\IconsDark
- Run the script autoPlace.ms
- You can find the script in Customize->User interface->Category:Custom
- Restart max if you dont see the icon or run the following command:
colorman.reInitIcons()

In case you have problems with the mzp file :
-unzip the mzp file
-run the smartplace.ms script.
-copy the images in the icon folder to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2012\UI\Icons
-you can find the script in max :
Customize->Customize User Interface->Toolbars->Group:Main UI->Category:Custom
drag and drop this to a toolbar in max.

Video URL: 
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icon.rar3 KB
autoplace.ms6.21 KB

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wolfsoull's picture

thanks man! now works well,

thanks man! now works well, great script :)

jos's picture

sorry

thanks for letting me know. fixed! my bad..

wolfsoull's picture

seems a great script, but in

seems a great script, but in my case i install it in 3dsmax 2012 and 2013 and in both give this error?

thanks for share it

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MerlinEl's picture

Hi guys

Hi Jos. Nice work :-)

Here is my version

 

Leftmouse: Move on surface.
Rightmouse: Go to next object, or Exit.
Shift+Leftmouse: Dupplicate object.
Ctrl+Leftmouse: Rotation  

Lets learn togather, no prob :-D 

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jos's picture

thanks. If you have comments

thanks. If you have comments or idea's please share!

pokeka's picture

Awesome Tool

It's exactly what i was looking for! It's good to place some drops at candle.
thanks man!

barigazy's picture

I like that idea.Good job

I like that idea.Good job

barigazy

jos's picture

thanx

Thanx barigazy. I needed this functionality for a editor-like tool where you can place props in the scene on houses. So why not sharing it? Good to know it works!

barigazy's picture

+1

Hey jos,
Very useful tool you have here and works great.
Thanks.

barigazy

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