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Old 04 April 2013   #46
Originally Posted by Ian31R: Yeah I know there are easy ways of copy and pasting. The main thing I want is multiple files open in one instance of max. I hate having to open multiple sessions. I know load times are faster once you open max for the first time, but I still feel like its a pain. Most applications nowadays for windows can load multiple files, it seems like max needs to catch up on this.



What other 3D package allows for tabbed files to be open? besides referencing files in? Comparing 3D packages to let's say the ability of notepad ++ to open multiple files and then say "they do it why cant max!" doesn't really work.
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Old 04 April 2013   #47
Originally Posted by PePeTD: What other 3D package allows for tabbed files to be open? besides referencing files in? Comparing 3D packages to let's say the ability of notepad ++ to open multiple files and then say "they do it why cant max!" doesn't really work.


Off the top of my head I really can't think of any, AutoCad does I think. Autodesk has made max look like MS Office anyways, why not grab something else from it? What doesn't work? Its a request for something, max doesn't have, for something I could use. What's wrong with asking for a feature that would make things a lot easier for me? Its something I think max has needed for a long time, like fully supporting multiple cores and multiple gpus. In my opinion, its not that big of a request.

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Old 04 April 2013   #48
Originally Posted by Ian31R: Off the top of my head I really can't think of any, AutoCad does I think. Autodesk has made max look like MS Office anyways, why not grab something else from it? What doesn't work? Its a request for something, max doesn't have, for something I could use. What's wrong with asking for a feature that would make things a lot easier for me? Its something I think max has needed for a long time, like fully supporting multiple cores and multiple gpus. In my opinion, its not that big of a request.


It is an insanely huge request. So much of the 3dsmax core will have to be rewritten, not to mention 3rd party plugins.
Regarding 'multiple cores' - it is a very fuzzy concept. Not all tasks can be processed in parallel, and not all tasks would benefit from being processed in parallel, but I agree that parallel scene graph processing and things like skin could greatly benefit from it.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #49
Actually I can think of a tabbed system that could work, it would be a hack but it would give the impression of working in a tabbed application.... I shall repost when I've made something.
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Old 04 April 2013   #50
Originally Posted by DaveWortley: Actually I can think of a tabbed system that could work, it would be a hack but it would give the impression of working in a tabbed application.... I shall repost when I've made something.


I'm not sure what hack this program is using but would be cool if this could be invoked from within max.. just add another session and make it tabbed.

http://windowtabs.com/
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Old 04 April 2013   #51
Originally Posted by jonadb: I'm not sure what hack this program is using but would be cool if this could be invoked from within max.. just add another session and make it tabbed.

http://windowtabs.com/


Wouldn't that just replace the 3dsmax instances in the task bar with tabs? I mean, you'd still need to open a new 3dsmax process if you want to add a tab, right?
 
Old 04 April 2013   #52
Originally Posted by lo: Wouldn't that just replace the 3dsmax instances in the task bar with tabs? I mean, you'd still need to open a new 3dsmax process if you want to add a tab, right?


Yep, but it will looked tabbed! Another way would be to use some elaborate hold/fetch system that hold and fetches different scenes when tabs are selected but that's not very fast I guess.

Personally I don't mind having multiple instances of max open (A fast SSD and 32GB does make it a smooth experience) .. I can c/p between them with some simple scripting and if one crashes it doesn't take all the other ones down as well.
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Old 04 April 2013   #53
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=98&t=1102403

I find I have a billion things open on my start bar so all my max's end up grouped. I know it's more UI real estate taken up but hey I thought it'd be fun!
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Old 04 April 2013   #54
Has anyone heavily modified the UI of max?

To the point where you remove controls or menu items so artists can only do certain tasks within max?

Example: I'd love run a version of max removing all the save icons and save shortcuts and only allow max to save using custom buttons.
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Old 04 April 2013   #55
Originally Posted by JokerMartini: Has anyone heavily modified the UI of max?

To the point where you remove controls or menu items so artists can only do certain tasks within max?

Example: I'd love run a version of max removing all the save icons and save shortcuts and only allow max to save using custom buttons.


Yes,take a look at mine:
http://3dcutout.webs.com/
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Old 04 April 2013   #56
Originally Posted by MZ: Yes,take a look at mine:
http://3dcutout.webs.com/


I'd love to know how you went about doing that. I've been looking at trying to do this for some time and have been unsuccessful.
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Old 04 April 2013   #57
Originally Posted by JokerMartini: I'd love to know how you went about doing that. I've been looking at trying to do this for some time and have been unsuccessful.


I can post UI remover codes if you want
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Old 04 April 2013   #58
Originally Posted by MZ: I can post UI remover codes if you want

YEAH THAT would be great. I appreciate it.
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Old 04 April 2013   #59
Originally Posted by JokerMartini: Has anyone heavily modified the UI of max?

To the point where you remove controls or menu items so artists can only do certain tasks within max?

Example: I'd love run a version of max removing all the save icons and save shortcuts and only allow max to save using custom buttons.

how is about max script? using listener... max file save

BTW... why do you want to punish artists so hard?

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Old 04 April 2013   #60
Originally Posted by denisT: how is about max script? using listener... max file save



I know users could do it through maxscript but the point is to make a custom ui for artists to use and navigate about. Giving them less options and places to mess up.
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