View Full Version : Get Layer names from max file?

02 February 2012, 01:19 PM
Is there a way to get a list of the layers in a maxfile without doing....

1. Holdmaxfile
2. Merge in new file
3. For all selected objects get the layer name
4. Fetch
5. list layers...

That's the only way I've found to do it thus far....

02 February 2012, 02:05 PM
You can also do it by using scene xRef, with the added bonus of also being able to access the rootnode and any custom attributes it contains.

This is the only other way I'm aware of.

It would be great if you had the ability to scan the contents of a 3ds max file through some simple scripting. Maybe one day :)

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