Exposes public SDK methods to access the Undo/Redo system at a low level.
Documenation change: Added a previously undocumented switch ui:<boolean>
Added new method which returns true if Modify panel is open, one or more nodes are selected, and the specified modifier is applicable to all the nodes at their current edit level in the stack.
getSelectionLevel and setSelectionLevel
New methods added for getting/setting the sub-object selection level.
The .baseobject property of a node is now write-able.
The new maxOps.pivotMode property lets you get / set the Affect Pivot mode buttons in the Hierarchy panel. Possible values are #none, #pivotOnly, #objectOnly, #hierarchyOnly
New method deleteLayerByName has been added to the LayerManager Core Interface.
A number of new properties have been added to the LayerProperties Interface:
.renderable, .inheritVisibility, .primaryVisibility, .secondaryVisibility, .receiveshadows, .castShadows, .applyAtmospherics, .renderOccluded, .ishidden, .isfrozen, .boxmode, .backfacecull, .alledges, .vertexTicks, .showTrajectory, .xray, .ignoreExtents, .showFrozenInGray, .showVertexColors, .vertexColorsShaded, .visibility, .imageMotionBlurMultiplier, .motionBlurOn, .motionblur, .display, .INodeGIProperties
If you supply a height and width argument to trackviews.open, it only has effect the first time the track view is opened. After that the user defined size takes effect. This makes it possible to specify a size when scripting the opening of track view, but still allow users to change the size and have the new size remembered.
More TransformGizmo properties have been exposed to MAXScript: .ShowMultipleTransformGizmos, .moveGizmoRelativeSize, .rotateGizmoRelativeSize, .scaleGizmoRelativeSize, .intersectMode, .perpsectiveSensitivity, .rotationIncrement, .arcRotateSnapAngle
New maxOps.setKeyMode, maxOps.setKeySuspend, maxOps.setKeyFilters, maxOps.setKeyNodeSets, maxOps.setKeyNodeSetCurrent properties provide access to SetKey Mode, Filters and NodeSets. New GetSetKeyFilterState, setSetKeyFilterState methods for getting and setting the SetKey filter state.
Controller Common Properties, Operators, and Methods
New setKey-related controller properties .supportsKeys, .keyable and .isHSV
Access to Custom Attributes Virtual Array
MAXScript Custom Attributes for any Max object, new Custom Attributes virtual array class and .custAttribute property.
Scripted Custom Attributes
The custAttributes methods that take an object as an argument (add, delete, count, get, makeUnique, getDef, getDefs) can now be applied to the node itself. In the past, they operated only on the base object. New optional keyword argument baseObject:<bool> has been added to these methods.
Utility and Rollout Properties, Methods, and Event Handlers
Added new .name and .title and streamlined existing properties of rollouts and rollout floaters.
TabChanged Paramblock event handlers exposed to MAXScript.
Scripted Plug-in Rollouts_and_related_Event_Handlers
Documenation change: Added previously undocumented scripted plug-ins rollout event handlers 'on <rollout> reload do' and 'on <rollout> setTime <val> do'.
cui.RegisterDialogBar and cui.UnRegisterDialogBar
When the new #cui_max_sized DialogBar Style flag is specified, docking the DialogBar on the top causes the DialogBar to expand to the full window width, docked to bottom it expands to full window width minus command panel width.
Documenation change: Added two previously undocumented options in ActiveXControl UI element - setupEvents:<boolean> and releaseOnClose:<boolean>
ActiveX by-reference arguments for methods and events
ActiveX now supports by-reference arguments for methods and events.
The .Mat_1 to .Mat_100 and .base are now standard properties and are accessible before materials have been assigned to these tracks.
.Bricks_Map and .Mortar_Map properties are now standard properties and are accessible before materials have been assigned to these tracks.
Render() cancelled argument
Added cancelled argument to the render method.
FilePreSave and FilePostSave
New callbacks.notificationParam parameters: #filePreSave and #filePostSave
New method causes all viewport backgrounds to be invalidated and updated.
What's new in MAXScript in 3ds Max 5
MAXScript Documentation Changes in 3ds Max 5.1.1 (Particle Flow Update)
Particle Flow and MAXScript