Interactive Tools for 3ds Max

Interactive Tools for 3ds Max

Have a look at a free collection of intuitive, context-sensitive tools to improve productivity in 3ds Max.

Have a look at a free collection of intuitive, context-sensitive tools to improve productivity in 3ds Max. These tools are said to rely on mouse movement plus modifier keys to perform different actions without the need to use the UI or the dialogs.

They were developed and tested in 3Ds Max 2015, but they should work with newer versions.

Bevel:
None: Height
Ctrl: Inset
Ctrl Shift: Inset, slower increase, snaps to 0 if value is Shift: Extrude slower increase, snaps to 0 if value is Alt: Modes
First Left Click: Start Tool
Left Click: Accept
Right Click: Cancel

Chamfer:
None: Amount
Ctrl: Segments
Shift: Amount, slower increase
Alt: Tension
First Left Click: Start Tool
Left Click: Accept
Right Click: Cancel

Interactive Symmetry Modifier:
If you have an edge or vert selection it will try to guess the direction and plane of the symmetry based on the distance of the selection

Interactive Symmetry Modifier:
If you select a face it will align the symmetry axis to the face normal.

Interactive Set Cylindrical Sides:
Select a loop, run it and make a click to active the tool. It will try to guess the axis of the lathe for you.
Requires the pivot to be in the center of cylinder.
None: Segments
Shift: Segments + 2

Smart Pivot:
Make a selection and run it, it will center the pivot to your selection.

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