Render Effects Common Properties, Operators, and Methods

Render Effects have the following common properties and methods:

Properties

<renderEffect>.name String default: varies

The name as it appears in the Rendering/Effects dialog list. The class name is used as the default name when no name: creation parameter is supplied.

Methods

addEffect <renderEffect>

Adds the render effect to the Rendering/Effects dialog list.

setActive <renderEffect> <boolean>

Sets the render effect active or inactive. If <boolean> is true the render effect is set to active; if false, inactive.

Associated Methods and Global Variables

You can use the following global variables and functions for maintaining the list of render effects in the Rendering/Effects dialog list:

IsActive <renderEffect>

Returns true if the render effect is set to active; false otherwise.

numEffects

Global variable containing an Integer value that defines the number of current render effects defined in the Rendering/Effects dialog list. This variable is read-only.

getEffect <index_integer>

Retrieves the render effect at the indexed position in the Rendering/Effects dialog list. The index is 1-based.

editEffect <renderEffect> [ gizmo: <node> ]

Opens the Rendering/Effects dialog, and opens the rollout for the specified render effect if it has been added to the Render Effects list. If the optional gizmo: argument is specified, and the specified node is a gizmo for the render effect, that gizmo is selected in the render effect’s gizmo list.

In 3ds Max 6 and higher, calling editEffect()without an argument will open the Effects tab in the Environemnt and Effects dialog.

setEffect <index_integer> <renderEffect>

Sets the render effect at the indexed position in the Rendering/Effects dialog list to the specified render effect. If the Render Effects dialog is displayed when this method is called, the displayed Render Effects list is not updated.

deleteEffect <index_integer>

Deletes the indexed render effect from the Rendering/Effects dialog list. The index is 1-based.

Notes

Unlike most MAXWrapper objects, you can not copy a RenderEffect.

See also

MAXWrapper Common Properties, Operators, and Methods

Value Common Properties, Operators, and Methods