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  09 September 2003
Unhappy select by material...


I've been using Max for a while now and I've finally decided that 'all those little things' I do over and over again could be made easier. So (perhaps foolishly) I've started to try and learn MaxScript.

Basically, the script I've been trying to create should select all materials with a certain name, change the attributes of that material - opacity/diffuse/self illumination (so far, not problem). However, I then want to select all the objects that do not have that material applied (sort of 'select by material/invert'), and apply one material to them all.

So far the closest I've gotten to selecting by material type is Macro Recording the ActionMan for that option, however it still requires me to manually press 'invert' then 'ok'.

Also - my (poor poor) script currently requires the material to be in the active slot, is there anyway to choose the active slot by the material name?

Please be gentle with me - I'm an idiot.
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