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Easy Max 2009 Question
show user profile  mattymoose
In Max 9, I could select a face, then quickly shift-click the 'move' gizmo to duplicate that face in place.
In 2009, they've altered this function so I have to actually shift-move the face, which forces the duplicate to occupy a different position contrary to what I want to do.

Simple question (hopefully): how do I duplicate a face in-place, in Max 2009?

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3/27/2009 12:35:13 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 12:35:13 PM)
show user profile  Reality Man
you can't
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3/27/2009 1:25:18 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 1:33:38 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Hotwire Shift + D to detach, set it to clone (from element, or whatever)

"I flew over Egypt once"

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3/27/2009 2:34:00 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 2:34:00 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
Thanks Dave but I believe detach>clone creates a new object - whereas I only want a duplicate subobject.

I understand the reasoning behind removing the functionality I want, but it is kind of an unfortunate change nonetheless if there's no simple replacement for it.

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3/27/2009 3:05:57 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 3:05:57 PM)
show user profile  Reality Man
Should be (or wouldn't be hard to?) make a script for this maybe?
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3/27/2009 3:37:38 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 3:37:38 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Naw man, I use it all the time. You clone to the element.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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3/27/2009 3:55:18 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 3:55:18 PM)
show user profile  Dave

"I flew over Egypt once"

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3/29/2009 6:14:06 AM (last edit: 3/29/2009 6:14:06 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose
Ah, ok - I thought I had to pick either detach to element, or detach as clone - selecting both options works as advertised, thanks.

Still somewhat more clunky than a shift-click, but i'll take what I can get I guess.

I want to do this function all the time because it's the most poly-efficient way of makingl two-sided materials, in the engine I use.

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3/30/2009 11:01:55 AM (last edit: 3/30/2009 11:04:57 AM)
show user profile  fjuarrero
not sure if this is what you are asking for, but I have also 3d max 2009, and when duplicating some figures which have a movement constrain, I click shift and drag the move gizmo, it seems nothing happens, however the duplicate is there right over the original, if you erase it, the original will be in place
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4/1/2009 8:18:31 AM (last edit: 4/1/2009 8:18:31 AM)
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