Documentation Changes in 3ds Max 9

The following changes have been made to the MAXScript Online Reference for the 3ds Max 9 update:

Additions

new.gif Added missing documentation of the IScriptCtrl Interface originally introduced in 3ds Max 8. This interface provides full access to the new scripted controllers.

new.gif Added missing documentation of the hdr: bitmap value parameter originally introduced in 3ds Max 8. This parameter allows the construction of 32 bit per channel bitmaps instead of the default 8 bit per channel bitmaps.

new.gif Added missing documentation of the outputHDRbitmap: parameter to the render() method introduced originally in 3ds Max 8. This parameter allows the rendering to 32 bit per channel bitmaps instead of the default 8 bit per channel bitmaps.

new.gif Added missing documentation of the Go To Line Or Character dialog available in the MAXScript Editor since 3ds Max 8. By pressing Ctrl+J, the user can open a modal dialog to enter a line and/or character number to jump to the corresponding location in the source code, for example based on the output of the Debugger or an error message in the Listener.

new.gif Added missing documentation of the skinOps.setWeight(), skinOps.weightTool(), skinOps.isWeightToolOpen() and skinOps.closeWeightTool() methods added in 3ds Max 8 to the SkinOps struct exposed by the Skin Modifier. Also added a missing third boolean parameter to the skinOps.unNormalizeVertex() method.

new.gif Added missing documentation of the all: optional keyword argument to the makeDir() method in the topic External File Methods.

new.gif Added missing documentation of the following methods in the ATSOps Interface exposing the Asset Tracking System: OpenProject(), CloseProject(), GetFilesByFileSystemStatus(), GetMinVersion(), GetMaxVersion(), GetVersion(), GetNotificationProviderIndex()

new.gif Added missing documentation of the IXrefProxy Interface and the IXrefObject Interface exposed by the XRef Object.

new.gif Added the previously undocumented methods biped.loadFigJustTwists() and biped.loadFigNoTwists()to Biped Load and Save.

new.gif Added the previously undocumented methods biped.createCopyCollection(), biped.numCopyCollections(), biped.getCopyCollection(), biped.deleteCopyCollection(), biped.deleteAllCopyCollections() to Biped Copy and Paste Posture.

new.gif Added previously undocumented methods related to Biped Twist Poses controls.

new.gif Added previously undocumented methods related to Biped Quaternions / Euler controls.

Other Minor Changes

new.gif Changed the wording of the animationRange documentation to match the terminology used in the Render Scene Dialog and to allow for easier searching.

new.gif Changed the wording of the <index_integer> parameter description in the Reactor Controllers topic. The original description was: "...The order of reactions is the order in which they are created, and the order in which the reactions are listed in the Reactor Parameters dialog." This is no longer correct. The controller and the dialog have been refactored several releases ago and the dialog now reorders the reactions based on their values, so the order in the dialog does not match the creation order anymore.
The new description is: "...The order of reactions is the order in which they are created".

See also

What is New in MAXScript in 3ds Max 9

MAXScript Language Improvements in 3ds Max 9

New in MAXScript