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Navigate Modifier Stack using shortcut?
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Hi...I'm new to this forum, you seem like guys in the know...so....is there any way to navigate the modifier stack when in expert mode ? Without having to toggle the command panel, switch to Modify and then click on the stack?
I've seen this question posted before but with no response, someone suggested using the Page-UP and Page Down buttons, which would be neat (if possible).
Better still, if you could right click when in expert mode, and have the stack show as part of a quad and be able to select wherever you wanted in the stack.
Any thoughts?
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1/15/2009 11:29:32 AM (last edit: 1/15/2009 11:29:32 AM)
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I've managed to come up with a sort of workaround, this is my first attempt at max script so go easy on me if it's naff :)

Just posted this in the Area hoping for some feedback.

You could do this with user macros, assigning them all to a “NavigateStack” category.
The maxscript is modPanel.setCurrentObject $.modifiers[#Name Of Modifier]

For mutiple modifiers eg 3 Edit Polys, you should rename the modifiers in in the stack to make them unique.

If i renamed Edit Poly to Edit Poly 1 The macroscript would look like this.....
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

macroScript Select_Edit_Poly_1
category:"NavigateStack"
toolTip:"”
(
modPanel.setCurrentObject $.modifiers[#Edit_Poly_1]
)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
etc
Make a script for each modifier (be sure to rename the label in the first line of the script, as this is what will be displayed in the Customise UI )and save these in C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Local Settings\Application Data\Autodesk\3dsmax\9 - 32bit\enu\UI\usermacros

Restart Max , go to Customize UI, and in the Category drop down select “NavigateStack”
Then assign to any key.......I assign mine the 1 - 9 Numpad keys and a custom quad menu (cool for expert mode).

I don't know much about maxscript and i'm relatively new to max so i'm always wondering if there's an easier way ?
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1/15/2009 11:19:18 PM (last edit: 1/15/2009 11:19:18 PM)
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