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


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