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Alternative layer manager
show user profile  khamski
I need something more for this babe

1 Select all layers function.
2. Show none except selected function.
3. Possibility to include same object in various layers.
Example: Window 01 object is in "Windows" layers and in "Stage 01" layer.

Any info on this function being added in 2016?
Is there a away to update existing max2015 layer manager?
Is there any 3rd party plugin?

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7/18/2015 11:02:41 AM (last edit: 7/18/2015 11:04:36 AM)
show user profile  FX
"3. Possibility to include same object in various layers. "

The only layer "instancing" tool I know of is NLM 3

It's been on hold since March, but there's some betas to play with.

I still use Outliner, ADonk keep messing with the current scene explorer, who knows what they have planned :/

I'd like the ability to duplicate a selection of objects and retain the nested layer structure.
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7/18/2015 11:50:50 AM (last edit: 7/18/2015 11:50:50 AM)
show user profile  donvella
Im using outliner2. I actually like it more then the original layer manager from 2012. Outliner3 is buggy

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7/18/2015 12:49:25 PM (last edit: 7/18/2015 12:49:25 PM)
show user profile  FX
Yeah same here, using v2.1.5, beta 3 is far too unstable.
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7/18/2015 1:00:44 PM (last edit: 7/18/2015 1:01:44 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
1. Open max default layer window. Shift + Click to select multiple layers.

2. Select object, right click, "Isolate Selected".

3. It's pretty counter intuitive to want the same object in lots of layers. But you could just clone/instance your object as many times as you need then store each separate instance in a different layer.
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7/18/2015 1:23:50 PM (last edit: 7/18/2015 1:23:50 PM)
show user profile  khamski
FX, donvella:
Thx, fellas i'll try NLM and outliner 2

1. Shift+Click on layer doesn't select them all. You have to select first and last with shift. I don't want all this crap with multiply clicks, scrolling and shit. If i wanted this i would never ask the question.

2. I want isolate layer not object. I know how to isolate objects. Wtf..

3. I want to have every stage is in a separate layer but also i want all objects filtered in layers named Windows, Doors, Walls, etc.
It's not counter intuitive. It's a complete control.

Instancing geo for that is fucking crazy lol.
I want control not adding shitloads of geo to the scene and making my scene complete absurd.

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7/18/2015 3:29:40 PM (last edit: 7/18/2015 3:39:58 PM)
show user profile  donvella
khamski and FX are 2 different people right? lol confused much

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7/18/2015 5:25:59 PM (last edit: 7/18/2015 5:25:59 PM)
show user profile  FX
yeah I need to make a khamski logo :)

...been meaning to rejoin here with my real name, FX was a temp thing, no real thought behind it.
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7/18/2015 5:38:19 PM (last edit: 7/18/2015 5:38:19 PM)
show user profile  khamski
:) I founded "FX" in 2005 so i was first.
But anyway i'll change this logo to the one that we use now.
It's more complex and less readable. :))

Dudes, i can't see all that functions in outliner.
I can't one-click select ALL layers.
I can't one-click isolate layer.
And lamp on means layer off! lol !! o_o

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7/18/2015 6:47:23 PM (last edit: 7/18/2015 9:12:12 PM)
show user profile  donvella
shift - left click on the layers top to bottom like u would in windows. Ctrl+A to select all objects (not frozen).

select a layer and alt+q for isolate.

I think what u want is a little exsessive. Could you explain how an extra click saves you that much time - or why you need a button for this?

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7/19/2015 9:46:46 AM (last edit: 7/19/2015 9:46:46 AM)
show user profile  khamski
1. Click first layer.
2. Scroll down.
3. Shift click last layer.


1. Click and select all

Isn't it obvious that this function is required?
It was presented in the earlier versions of max as i recall.

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7/19/2015 10:31:13 AM (last edit: 7/19/2015 10:31:35 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Ffs. You can just Right-click and Select all Layers....In vanilla, default, basic, plain old boring max layer window.
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7/19/2015 2:11:09 PM (last edit: 7/19/2015 2:11:09 PM)
show user profile  FX
@khamski : Maybe best to be specific about which layer manager your referring to as 3 are mentioned in this thread.

"And lamp on means layer off! lol !! o_o"

Outliner v2.1.5 :

Go to settings and invert the node hide behavior.

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7/19/2015 3:10:22 PM (last edit: 7/19/2015 3:10:22 PM)
show user profile  khamski

ffs how?

In which of my posts i wasn't specific?

So far i see that Layer explorer actually is a good implementation of outliner in max.
They didn't cut any functions. They just wasn't there.

NLM3 is beta so i didn't play with it much.
But i didn't find fucnction of including one object in few layers.

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7/19/2015 6:35:44 PM (last edit: 7/19/2015 6:35:44 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt

Bonus image. Right click a layer and click Select. Will select ALL the objects in it. Then you can isolate that layer...

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7/19/2015 8:44:28 PM (last edit: 7/19/2015 8:44:28 PM)
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