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actually select the thing I click on not the object behind!!!!
show user profile  divertom
Ok enough is enough I officially hate the fact that I have put up with this and not looked into how to make it not do it. I am sue its easy or at least i hope it is. As said in the title, when I click on an object 80% of the time it will select the objects behind and not the one closest/in front. How the hell do I stop it doing this in 3Ds Max. You may think i am a newb but I have been putting up with this problem for 7 years lol.

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3/12/2009 9:52:50 AM (last edit: 3/12/2009 9:52:50 AM)
show user profile  K-tonne
freeze the object you're not currently working on maybe
right-click on the object> properties> uncheck 'show frozen in grey'
maybe make it transparent before this too

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3/12/2009 10:27:30 AM (last edit: 3/12/2009 10:27:30 AM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
Option one: Keep clicking in the exact same spot. It'll cycle through the objects under the cursor.

Option two: If you only get one click, like when applying a constraint, hover over the object. If the name of a different object pops up, move the mouse around slightly. Repeat until you find the exact right position.

That's all I know. I'm used to it by now.
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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3/12/2009 10:29:19 AM (last edit: 3/12/2009 10:29:19 AM)
show user profile  del3d
yep.. keep on clickin'..
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3/12/2009 10:36:44 AM (last edit: 3/12/2009 10:36:44 AM)
show user profile  Toen
I read over at The Area in blog about 3ds max 2010 having made picking things in the viewport work more like you expect it too, something like that anyway
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3/12/2009 1:17:02 PM (last edit: 3/12/2009 1:17:02 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
Yep - you should be looking forward to max 2010

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3/12/2009 1:18:09 PM (last edit: 3/12/2009 1:18:09 PM)
show user profile  divertom
uggghhh so having to wait till 2010, man thats sucks. I thought that there would be something I am missing. So we all have to go through the pain till then :(
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3/12/2009 2:38:41 PM (last edit: 3/12/2009 2:38:41 PM)
show user profile  rpulurian
To get over this issue, I have gotten into the habit of pressing Ctrl+D before I make a new selection. This clears all current selections, so I can ensure that my next click actually selects the object I want (the object on top).

I have noticed this problem a lot. Often, I will have an object selected, then I zoom into a part of the scene to work on some other details. When I zoom in, I forgot that I had previously selected an object. I try to click on an object that appears to be in front of others, but it doesn't actually select that object. Instead, the "cycle through objects" feature kicks in and it selects some other object, and it may very well be an object behind the one I want! :(

I can see how the cycle feature is useful feature, and the way it is implemented doesn't provide enough feedback to users and it is a bit clunky. Here's to hoping they get it right in 2010!
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3/15/2009 3:55:23 AM (last edit: 3/15/2009 3:55:23 AM)
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