Modifier Auto-Select

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Mathieson Facer

This is a tool I put together because sometimes you have to work with modifiers on multiple nodes and the modifiers aren't at the very top of the stack. You’re constantly having to select the node and then selecting the proper modifier. Prime example of this is when you have a turbosmooths on top of all of your geometry while you are either skinning or modelling. It would be much easier, and save quite a bit of time, if every time you selected a node you just automatically were on the skin modifier or edit poly modifier.

Enter this tool! This is exactly what we have here. This tools works off of modifier class and also has an option for checking the modifier’s name using a “Has string” search. Baseobject has also been added to the modifier list, so you can automatically go right to the bottom of the stack.

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Made and tested in 3ds Max 2010, but should work with previous versions as well.
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airbrush's picture

download link not working...

download link not working...

cptSwing's picture

Great script

.. took me a while, but I felt I needed to thank you for this script. Couldn't work without it.

Playdo's picture

On Select - Go to Previous Modifier-Subobject?

What you've done is great. A really useful feature has been overlooked though.

Is there any chance that you can add this to it or create a similar tool??:

- When deselecting then reselecting an object: it selects the same modifier and sub-object that was selected before you deselected the object.

(I hope that's not too confusing :))

ie. You're working on Object A in Edge mode of an Edit Poly modifier. You select a different object. You then reselect Object A and it instantly returns to Edge mode of the Edit Poly modifier.

Wakx's picture

Шикарный скрипт!!!

Шикарный скрипт!!!

Лично для меня он стал находкой.

Теперь не надо заморачиваться с иерархией модификаторов. Навешиваешь на объект симметрии, турбосмусы и т.д., а при выделении попадаешь на нижний уровень (эдит поли). (По крайней мере, я его так использую)

Кстати кому интересно (и кто понимает русский) автор написал, что рекомендуемая версия 2010, но и в 2009 он великолепно работает.

holycause's picture

nice tool ;-)

nice tool ;-)

SalahaDin's picture

Thank You. Exactly what I was

Thank You. Exactly what I was looking for. Very easy to use too..

Mathieson's picture

Sorry for not replying

Sorry for not replying sooner. Seems I am not receiving any notification emails for when posts are made.

I have uploaded a new version which should now work for you.

Mathieson Facer

stenionet's picture

I am using max 2009 and this

I am using max 2009 and this script is not working.
This is bad, because I really need this.

I receive this message: "cannot launch tool please try re-installing"

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