Well, I’ve learned a lot with 3ds max help, and I still read it when I need something that I usually don’t use. It’s invaluable. But I’ve always had problems using it with F1 key or from the help menu. When it’s open, I cannot work in max, have to minimize it, when it could be just like any other window. I’ve had this problem with many versions of max if not all.
I mean its behavior is not user friendly:
- If help and max are minimized and you click max in the taskbar, help pops up.
- You cannot work in max without minimizing, it won’t go behind max as usual window behavior.
- I cannot read help normally while rendering.
When a new version of max comes out, this is one of the things I check if they fixed. Not yet…
But there is a way to “fix” it: Make a shortcut to “max folder\help\3dsmax.chm” and open it whenever you like. It behaves as a normal window…
(I’m sorry if this has been posted, I searched a bit but not too much)