Copy Paste Image

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beta v0.54
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Just simple script to paste image form windows clipboard to 3ds MAX (as reference plate)

It can be used to copy paste selected from Photoshop, screenshot or web page

It reads proportion of image and creates plate with correct aspect ratio.
To try:
Drag and drop to 3ds max window

How to install :
use my other script - > Favorite Scripts:
1. Install Favorite Scripts (drag and drop to max)
2. place on toolbar (customize -> category Pixamoon)
3. run Favorite Scripts
4. settings
5. choose your favorite scripts root folder
6. create "IO" or "Edit" folder
7. copy "CopyPasteImage" script there

 - fix - mirrored UV in X or Y
 - creates Plate and BitmapTexture without Real-World Map Size
 - few more fixes - save / load settings
 - fixed error when press OK
 - save settings:
     - change Image temp folder ( small "s" button )
     - opacity
     - dialog position
 - OK and Cancel buttons
 - opacity slider
 - align to X, Y,, Z

Coming soon:
 - paste image files (Ctrl-C on selected jpg in explorer)
 - auto align plate to active vieport
 - scale plate
 - crop
 - collect to project textures folder
 - save / load paste settings from ini file

Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions,



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thanks, more scripts coming soon :)

NiK684's picture


Thanks ;) Your tools makes my work more and more comfortable :)

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oki, It should be fixed in new version v0.54


NiK684's picture

one more thing

I'm sorry I forgot to mention one more thing. Look at this screenshot. Here I created image plane with X and Y options. Both of them are inverted for default Left-Front viewport.

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Real-World Map Size

Real-World Map Size is off now. Check new version v0.52

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re: RealWorld coords

sure, that's easy to add

NiK684's picture

RealWorld coords

Hi again. I noticed that I'm almost always using realworld texture coords so I enabled "Use realworld texture coordinates" in Max Preferences. Now when I create any object Max automatically enables realworld coords on it. This also happens when I paste images with your script. So I always need to uncheck RW coords to see the image. Can you please add ".realWorldMapSize = off" for your image planes?

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Yes of course, it will be part of installation package in full version, I will upload it soon.
(but I wanted to finish first crop and auto-align to view)


evanesac's picture

macro for toolbar install

Installing the script in a toolbar without the need to install another script first is my number one request. Can you do that?

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copy paste Image v0.49

oki, hope all work good now. Try and let me know.

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