Rotation Axis Snap

6 votes
Version: 
1.10
Date Updated: 
09/23/2017

MUST HAVE very useful script to rapid switch to the viewport closest to viewpoint angle in perspective/orthogonal view of object you are modelling. The analog of behavior of constrain angle snap in ZBrush (activated by holding shift key).

Good replacement for internal switching between viewports hot keys (T/L/B/R/V), allowing you to rapidly switch to the top, bottom or side views while modeling. Instead of 5-6 keys, now you will have only one, that is more sense and intuitive.

new in v1.10: press hotkey again to switch back to the previous perspective view

Additional Info: 

For installing select menu Scripting -> Run script... and select dowloaded file.
Select menu Customize -> Customize user interface -> Keyboard. Find category: "jaspar scripts". Assing a hotkey to the script.

Simply add a shortcut key (e.g. Shift-D), rotate to required view, and press that hot key. After that you will be immediately switched to closest viewport corresponding to constrain angle. For example, if you are in perspective/orthogonal view most closely achieved the top part of object, you will be switched to top view.

new in v1.10
- add ability to switch back to the previous perpective view

Version Requirement: 
max2013+
AttachmentSize
jaspar_rotationaxissnap.mcr1.25 KB
jaspar_rotationaxissnap_v1_10.mcr1.73 KB

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s25jin's picture

Does it work?

I use it in 2012 and 2016.
However, both versions do not show up.
I wonder if others work.

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