View Full Version : bitmap and activex control in maxscript

03 March 2005, 01:27 PM
I've posted a thread a few days ago about displaying a bitmap in a rollout without a border.
An answer was to use an activex control to do it and it seems to me that's the good way.
Problem is, i can't find any simple control to do this.

Do someone know which control is available to diaplay a simple bmp file in a rollout ?


03 March 2005, 02:21 PM
im not sure exactly what you're trying to accomplish, but you could look into "Imgtag" check the MXS help for what it does. If im not mistaken, you will get a border on whatever activeX control you use anyway? but i might have just mis-understood you.

03 March 2005, 03:06 PM
I've tried the imgtag and it works... but the quality of the dispalyed bitmap is degraded comparing with the use of the bitmap properties.

So I sum up :
1st way :

imgtag bmp1 bitmap: (bitmap 150 150)
on myrollout open do
bmp1.bitmap = (openBitmap "C:\Program Files\3dsmax 7\UI\MacroScripts\mybitmap.bmp")

---> works well (I got no border around the bitmap), but quality is ugly...

2nd way:

bitmap bmp1 bitmap: (bitmap 150 150)
on myrollout open do
bmp1.bitmap = (openBitmap "C:\Program Files\3dsmax 7\UI\MacroScripts\mybitmap.bmp")

---> quality is ok, but i got the border around the bitmap and i don't want it.

Someone can help ?

03 March 2005, 03:27 PM
Ok, find my solution. The problem of "quality" using imgtag was linked to the transparent property which is set by default to 0 0 0 (perfect black) and i was using this color.

Thanks again

03 March 2005, 08:06 PM
glad you sorted it out. :)

03 March 2005, 10:20 AM
i tried the 3 methods being mentioned on this thread...

rollout mytest "mytest"
local bmppath = "D:\galagast.jpg" -- rename this to your bitmap path
local mybmp = openbitmap bmppath

imgtag test_tag "map" bitmap:mybmp transparent:blue enabled:false
button press_bot "PRESS" pos:[5,10]
activexcontrol test_acx "D:\galagast.jpg" width:120 height:120 pos:[0,100]
button test_bot width:100 height:100 images:#(bmppath,undefined,1,1,1,1,1)
createdialog mytest 120 340

i had a couple of questions tho...
- i wonder if there's a way to disable the transparency in the ImgTag.
(good thing about this is you could place a button on top of it if its disabled.)

- is thera a way to use a variable (containing the string) for an ActiveX control?
- (an advantage to this, i guess, is that you could drag the activeX image on to your scene or material editor)
- is there a way to offset the image inside activeX? (just as pudgerboy mention, we'd get a border around activeX)
- a double right click seems to open-up my browser :)

- (no problems with button images so far)

there myt be other ways or workarounds out there...

03 March 2005, 02:17 PM
ugly fix but i tried just putting a groupbox over the bitmap to hide the bevel.

rollout test "test" width:100 height:188
bitmap thingy "" pos:[10,7] width:80 height:84 fileName:"test.jpg"
GroupBox grp1 "" pos:[10,1] width:80 height:90

createdialog test 100 100

ugly - yes
works - sort of :shrug:

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