Convert Selection To Border problem in Max 2016, 2017, 2018

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  1 Week Ago
Convert Selection To Border problem in Max 2016, 2017, 2018

Please, watch the video to see what happens when Convert Selection To Border from edges to polygons is used. The same happens when

$.EditablePoly.ConvertSelectionToBorder #Edge #Face

is used.

Link to the video:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1o...DunuguDZpA4C-mU

As you can see the command adds the newly selected polygons to the the previously selected polygons, but this should not happens.

In maxscript help is written:

Quote: <integer><EditablePoly>.ConvertSelectionToBorder <enum>fromSelLevel <enum>toSelLevelfromSelLevel enums:{#Object|#Vertex|#Edge|#Border|#Face|#Element|#Cur rentLevel}toSelLevel enums:{#Object|#Vertex|#Edge|#Border|#Face|#Element|#Cur rentLevel}
Converts the current selection to border selection. The first argument represents the sub-object type to convert from, the second one represents the sub-object type to convert to. Available in 3ds Max 8 and higher.

In 3ds Max 2016, 2017 and 2018 the problem exist. In previous versions the problem not exist.

Is this a bug or I miss something?

Last edited by miauu : 1 Week Ago at 06:56 PM.
 
  1 Week Ago
use$.ConvertSelection <#vertex> #border. it works for me as expected
 
  1 Week Ago
i could be missing something really obvious here....but I've always used CTRL+click...not SHIFT+click

(ahh...border...not 'touching')

seems the border selection is not being cleared, even if you mangle up the geo by randomly deleting polys, only way I could clear it is to convert to a mesh then convert it back to edit poly, then the previous selection is cleared.

Last edited by vusta : 1 Week Ago at 11:43 PM.
 
  1 Week Ago
Got it !!! Max......You can't beat me !!!

01) select edges
02) Shift+click Polygon to get border polys

Now if you rinse/repeat, you'll get the error of the selection not being cleared but just get added onto !!!

03) while in poly subobj mode, go down to Smoothing Groups, Clear All
04) go back edge subobj mode, make some selection
05) Shift+click Polygon................voila !!!

So to clear previous border selection, Clear All Smooth Groups.........don't ask !!!
 
  1 Week Ago
Originally Posted by denisT: use$.ConvertSelection <#vertex> #border. it works for me as expected
Maybe I am doing something wrong, but this not convert the selected edges to polygons the same way as
$.EditablePoly.ConvertSelectionToBorder #Edge #Face

does it.

Originally Posted by vusta : Got it !!! Max......You can't beat me !!!

01) select edges
02) Shift+click Polygon to get border polys

Now if you rinse/repeat, you'll get the error of the selection not being cleared but just get added onto !!!

03) while in poly subobj mode, go down to Smoothing Groups, Clear All
04) go back edge subobj mode, make some selection
05) Shift+click Polygon................voila !!!

So to clear previous border selection, Clear All Smooth Groups.........don't ask !!!
The fastest workaround so far when we want to convert manually selection to border from edges to polygons.
 
  1 Week Ago
i see the problem now... 2016 works right, 2017+ doesn't


according to sdk example code
CTRL + Click ==ConvertSelection
SHIFT + Click ==ConvertSelectionToBorder

it's a bug...
 
  1 Week Ago
Originally Posted by denisT: it's a bug...
Yep. Already reported to AD.
 
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