View Full Version : how to access .obj import setting?

01 January 2008, 03:21 PM
Does anyone have the idea that how can I access the setting for importing a .obj file? A window pops out everytime user imports an obj file, and all the options and setting done by user will be kept for next time. I'm wondering is there a seperate INI file or something stroed somewhere deep in max's folders? I am writing a script of batch importing .obj files, thus I need to take control all the importing settings. Anyone has any clue about this? Thanks a lot for the help in advance!!

01 January 2008, 06:09 PM
I know three ways, all of them fairly hacky IMHO:

1. You can restore a previously generated config file of the OBJ importer/exporter. It's the file obj2max.cfg in the $plugcfg directory. So you'd first set the exporter to the options you need, then save the .cfg file somewhere else and restore it when needed.

2. You can edit that file directly, it's ASCII; and you can use the getINISetting/setINISetting functions.

3. Since Max 9, there is a DialogMonitorOPS Interface that allows you to interact with arbitrary dialogs. You could use that to automagically set the right values in the dialog and click OK.

Good luck
-- MartinB

01 January 2008, 09:34 PM
all i could do when i was writing mine is to set the options manually !
test the import and export on a single obj ... when i was sure that its ok
i let the script go !

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