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Favourite 3dmax Keyboard Short Cut Keys

Discussion in 'Modding Help Quarter' started by nicko2u, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. nicko2u

    nicko2u Governor

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    What are your favourite 3dmax short cut keys? when building CXL Mods.

    Here are a few that I find useful.

    Alt W = Maximise current viewport (toggle on/off)
    Alt X = Semi transparent mode

    F2 - Hide/Unhide Selected Faces

    X = Toggle x,y,z cursor

    M = Material Editor

    Viewport Views

    T = Top View
    B = Bottom
    L = Left
    R = Right
    F = Front
    U = Isometric
    P = perspective
    C = Camera

    G = Grids Hide Toggle on/off

    7 = Show Statistics

    Ctrl+Z = Undo Scene Operation
    Ctrl+Y = Redo Scene Operation
    Ctrl+X = Expert mode (toggle on/off)


    Material Editor Window (uvw mapping)

    To rotate in 5 degree increments: Highlight polyons, select rotate tool, mouse over faces, left click, then Shift + CTRL move mouse up or down to rotate.

    To resize faces keeping proportions: Highlight faces, select Scale Selected Subobjects tool, then Ctrl + Alt, move/drag mouse to resize.


    There are many more I'm sure, love to hear from other modders what they use mostly. thanks

    Also please don't post a complete list of max's shortcut keys as most are useless in modding here.
     
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  2. Nogerivan

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    wow many thanks...

    here is shortcut I usually use

    F4 - show/hide edge
    F9 - render the scene

    I am wondering is there a shortcut to apply Unwrap UVW modifier? I can't found any info about it on google..
    I usually click the modifier dropdown, press U then Enter..lol
     
  3. Mr.X²

    Mr.X² Moderator

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    I always go the old fashioned way :p
    But good to know them (y)
     
  4. nicko2u

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    Not sure what you mean but you can create quick tool buttons in your panels. Customize User Interface.

    uvwrap.jpg
     
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  5. The Funky Monk

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    You can create your own shortcuts.

    In MAX, go to Customize then Customize User Interface.

    Untitled-3.jpg

    Then scroll down until you fine Unwrap UVW Modifier.

    Click on it then assign your new key in the Hotkey box.
     
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  6. Nogerivan

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    ah crap...I never think of that before, thank you very much :D
     
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