View Full Version : add button to toolbar on startup?

06 June 2011, 03:36 PM
Is there a way to add a button to the toolbar near the render icons on start up?

Whether its by somehow creating a custom toolbar and docking it but all on startup??

06 June 2011, 04:42 PM
It definitely isn't straightforward to do it; maxscript doesn't expose an interface to the toolbars. I've written a .NET class to do it though, as a part of the ScriptCenter project.
It's an open-source project (GPL), so you can check it out here:
If you want to know how it's used, browse the source to the unittests.

06 June 2011, 05:10 PM
Thanks Pjanssen for sharing this. I'll check it out and let you know how it works out. It seems like such a simple task to do, but in reality it is not so easy.

06 June 2011, 05:22 PM
I should add that at this point that class isn't very thoroughly tested in 3dsmax yet. So make sure you make a backup of your cui file (the class does this as well, but do it manually to make sure).
And let me know how it works out :)

06 June 2011, 05:44 PM
Thanks Pjanssen, was looking for this as well. I'll let you know how it goes :)

06 June 2011, 10:51 PM
Outliner lets you choose dock at startup

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