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How to install a.dlt file
show user profile  Jock
Quick one for you guys, what do you do with a .dlt file for a 3DMax plugin.

Just got hold of Multitextxture, bit theres no installation instructions.
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1/26/2012 10:07:16 AM (last edit: 1/26/2012 10:07:16 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Put it into the stdplugs folder.



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1/26/2012 10:11:28 AM (last edit: 1/26/2012 10:11:28 AM)
show user profile  Jock
Thanks Nik.
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1/26/2012 10:21:18 AM (last edit: 1/26/2012 10:21:18 AM)
show user profile  Jock
Ok got another issue, kind of related.

So I've downloaded a script from CGSource, every time I want to use it, do I need to go MAXscript>Run MAXscript every time.

I thought I'd be able to assign a toolbar button or something with it, but I cant seem to find it anywhere.
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1/26/2012 2:55:35 PM (last edit: 1/26/2012 2:55:35 PM)
show user profile  Dave
to my knowledge, the only way is to wrap it in a macro, like so:


Save it out as a .mcr and drop it into your viewport, now you'll be able to access it via the Customise > Customise User Interface window where you can throw it into a quad menu, hot-key or toolbar (alternatively I think you can just drag and drop selected code onto the toolbar, but I've never done that so can't say for sure)
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Whoah, that paste went a little wrong, give me a second...

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Fixed!
"I flew over Egypt once"

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1/26/2012 5:41:19 PM (last edit: 1/26/2012 5:43:56 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
You can drag and drop lines of code in the maxscript editor to the toolbar, as I remember, you are then given the option of a title and icon.

But, it's better to make it a proper one as in the example, and to add it correctly.



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1/26/2012 5:43:18 PM (last edit: 1/26/2012 5:43:18 PM)
show user profile  Jock
Thanks guys i'll have a go at this when i'm back in front of the computer.

Just to clarify though as i'm not used to using scripts or plugins, in the above case where you download a script, is the norm just to 'run' it whenever you need it, going through the menu?

Must admit, i came across a plugin that caught my eye, which led me to look for more, and theres some fantastic things out there that will prove extremely useful. Though I imagine you guys already know that...not sure why I havent looked into this stuff before.
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1/26/2012 7:51:52 PM (last edit: 1/26/2012 7:53:08 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
>>is the norm just to 'run' it whenever you need it, going through the menu.

For me, yes. I have a folder of them and I run the one I need. I often remove the lines of code in scripts that make them a button, simply so I can run them when I want, and don't have to add them to the max interface.



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1/27/2012 11:27:58 AM (last edit: 1/27/2012 11:27:58 AM)
show user profile  Jock
I see.

Cheers Nik.
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1/27/2012 11:34:43 AM (last edit: 1/27/2012 11:34:43 AM)
show user profile  K-tonne
dlt files go in the hairy cornflake folder

... anyone?...

...no, didn't think so lol

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1/27/2012 1:27:35 PM (last edit: 1/27/2012 1:27:35 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark




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1/27/2012 1:28:50 PM (last edit: 1/27/2012 1:28:50 PM)
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