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10 October 2005, 10:16 PM
Hey,i have an animation control board wired up and wondering is it possible to have it displayed in a floating dialogue.

10 October 2005, 10:23 PM
just call createDialog and destroyDialog to display a rollout as a floating menu

10 October 2005, 10:36 PM
Thanks,but the control board is created from shapes in the viewport and wired through reaction manager to animate facial morphs.I was wondering if the whole controlboard GUI can be transfered to a floating window.

10 October 2005, 11:24 PM
how do you plan to control them? with spinners sliders, flash ?
it is possible but what do you want to do?


10 October 2005, 03:47 AM
Ah i see what you want -

You to pull the values of viewport control system, and build a rollout to drive them.

Yes it is possible, basically with a rollout you have to controll it some how and get the data - now you could use a parameter block to pull values out, custom attribute definitions. Or you could use a callback - even a controller on the spinner/slider rollout.

spinner super_funk "Super Funk" range:[1,100,1] controller:$circle01.pos.controller.x_position.

etc, etc


10 October 2005, 09:37 AM
Ah i see what you want -

You to pull the values of viewport control system, and build a rollout to drive them.


Precisely EEK,only trouble is,scripting and me=chaulk and cheese!
I was just wondering if it was possible or if maybe there was a workaround for a non-scripter type like myself.

10 October 2005, 08:30 PM
well my best bet is:

Do a scene check for anything called $cont* send that to and array.
Go through those as a dropdown list and give them the value you want to control eg.


then build a rollout from that.

Do you want feedback from both ends i.e create some keys and see the result on the rollout too. If so your'll need a callback and probably a parameter block.


10 October 2005, 09:41 PM
Hey EEk,thanks for the feedback,i'm a fish out of water in the maxscript forum.I almost feel like an intruder!:)I just thought this would be the best place to seek out opinions/ideas on the more technical end of things.Once you start talking code however,my brain can only visualise 1's and 0's cascading around me and ultimately crushing me to a gibbering pulp.

On a sidenote,it's great to see you got your site up and running:thumbsup:My eyes immediately scanned the sidebar for tutorials!
Ah,you never know,maybe you'll get some up there someday.(me with fingers crossed)
Incidentally,the Ruari Robinson interview was an interesting read.He's rather a standard bearer for us Irish 3Ders.

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