MAYA to MAX, Hold and Release Shortcut style?


#1

coming from MAYA, we have a keyboard shortcut where you Hold a key to activate a Snap and once you release the keyboard key then the snap deactivates

is that something doable to set in MAX?

Thanks


#2

Not without scripting AFAIK, and I’m not sure maxscripts can do it without dotnet or Python stuff. You should be able to do it easily with Autoit/Autohotkey however.


#3

Not sure, but you are aware of right-clicking the snap-icon for a plethora of snap-options in Max?

You are aware that ‘s’ enables and disables snaps? It is a toggle switch though.


#4

yes i know that and has been using it as well.

it is just when some situation, Maya requires less clicks that max, for instance:

say I want to snap a vertex using snap with axis constrains.

  1. Select the vertex
  2. Activate snap (Press S)
  3. (Press space bar) to lock the object (so that u dont need to zoom in and dive into the vertex) if I dont use space bar, trying to click a vertex with snaps often misses the vertex and accidentally click other things.
  4. click the area u want to snap to (left click)
  5. Unlock selection (Press spacebar)
  6. Deactivate snap (Press S Again)

see total 5 Clicks,

compare to Maya:

  1. select the vertex
  2. middle click to the area u want to snap to while holding “V”
  3. Release the “V” and done.

basically 1 click. (hold and release shortcut doesnt requires u to click 2 times like toggle. instead when u release the key, it toggles the command automatically)

Thank you