Tear off palette creation

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  05 May 2003
Tear off palette creation

Anybody know how to make an existing drop down menu into a tear off 'able' one?

The drop down in question is the Edit > Quick Select Sets one. (Maya 4.5 if its different in 5 now) I hate having to go through that procedure to pick a set and even right clicking the set in the outliner then selecting set members is cumbersome. It would be nice if that skinny menu could just sit in front of me for one click access. I tried that script from Highend called selectionWizard.mel which isn't bad, but found that its a bit confusing for what it needs to do at times. (BTW if you have tried it what does the INT button do?)

Anybody have any ideas to try or other scripts that they use for selection set management? Maybe I'll just play with the selectionWizard.mel script and see what comes of it......

Thanks for your time
You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish
  05 May 2003
Theres a bug in Maya that will make torn off menus not work if new items are added to the menu while Maya is running. This is the reason the quickSelectset menu cant be torn off.

If you do want to do it, andf won't be adding any quickSelectSets during the Maya session, open the script C:\Program Files\AliasWavefront\Maya5.0\scripts\startup\build EditMenu.mel

Edit the line
string $menu = `menuItem -label "Quick Select Sets" -sm true selectCharItem`;

so that it says

string $menu = `menuItem -tearOff 1 -label "Quick Select Sets" -sm true selectCharItem`;
  05 May 2003
CaptainSam......That was a great response, thank you for your reply.......

You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish
  01 January 2006
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.