View Full Version : Distance above a surface - Help

01-07-2005, 08:19 PM
I am trying to write a script that can tell me the height from the pivot point of an object above the surface of an object directly below it. Any suggestions would be great.


01-07-2005, 09:34 PM
Hey here's loosely what you could try:
Get the pivot of the object with... $.pivot or something like that.
then loop through the polygons of the surface and do a...
and check the distance to the pivotlocation you got with...
distance <point3> <point3>
then return the closest distance you find in the loop.

I would like to see an example of shooting rays to intersect with the editable poly surface below if anybody knows how to do that in a good way.


01-08-2005, 12:24 AM
Another way to do it would be to use the new Question functions in max7. Here is the syntax:

polyop.questionObject $ "How far is it to the surface below?" spotlight:on doForce:true

eh...;) need some sleep now.


01-08-2005, 07:09 AM
great thanks for the advice, I will give that a try.


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