Lee, Andrew Hickinbottom (3D) Tank Girl, Pedro Conti (2D)

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12-20-2007, 04:11 PM
Does any one know if it is possible to set up new hot key assignments through script? I want to replace the save functions with my own.

12-20-2007, 04:24 PM
When I first read this I thought you were asking about the Devil's button "Toggle Keyboard Shortcut overrides"...but you weren't.

12-21-2007, 03:37 AM
is it possible to control the text inside a file using only maxscript.. ?

because :

·saving your current keyboard file(backup)
·creating an empty "temp.kbd" file and loading it into max will empty all the keyboard shortcuts
·then assgning a keyboard shortcut to an Action
·and then saving it to "temp.kbd" will do something like :

0=3 88 40006 0
1=11 88 40006 0
2=3 87 40006 0
3=7 88 40006 0
4=7 87 40006 0

this seems to be a list for the "save file" command(40006) in the special category(0) and using the keyboard shortcut :
3 88 = "X"
11 88 = "CTRL + X"
3 87 = "W"
7 88 = "SHIFT + X"
it seems that 7 means SHIFT,11 = CTRL and 3 is for simple characters like "W" or "X"

if it is possible, then saving the current .kbd file to a temp.kbd, modifying it and realoading it, would let you change the keyboards, and if max crashes maxstart.kbd would be loaded

this is just an idea, because it seems not possible.

12-21-2007, 01:28 PM
THanks, that just doesn't seam like a good way to go about it. It might work but it is far more work to do then I want.

You managed to make more of it then I did that is for sure. I wish that all the user prefs were stored in an xml file instead of the mess that they use.

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