LC #42 Pipers Alley

View Full Version : Make nodes invisible in layer manager?

06-10-2008, 03:45 PM
Not to be confused with hiding nodes through layer manager.

I'd like to know if there is actually a way to prevent the user from seeing certain nodes in layer manager, similar to how PFlow events and operators exist in layer manager but cannot be seen.


06-10-2008, 05:36 PM
Afaik, there's no way you can prevent nodes from showing up in the layer manager/select by name dialog/etc, at least not using maxscript.

There's this hack I accidentally stumbled upon some time ago, but I wouldn't be surprised if this would cause some sort of problems later on.

setGroupMember $ true makes the object invisible to the select by name dialog. Not sure if it also hides it from the layer manager. If I remember correctly, it does get selected when pressing ctrl-a.


06-10-2008, 07:36 PM
It is possible to do this through the SDK (and it is possible to expose this functionality to maxscript).

If you have puppetshop installed, you can experiment with it by using the following maxscript command:

ps_nodeExposure $ false

06-11-2008, 01:05 PM
Cool, thanks for the replies guys.

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