option drag to create new objects.


    Apr 27 2008 | 8:11 pm
    in max4 if you option-drag on an object box to make a new object, you can just start typing to rename it. . .
    in max5 you have to select the object box to type in a new object name.
    this may seem like a little thing. . . but you know, we all find our ways of working quickly, and suddenly i feel sooooo clunky making my patches!!
    i haven't done so much max5 stuff yet, but this stands out right away as something that slows me down .
    bk

    • Apr 27 2008 | 8:19 pm
      Go to preferences and check
      TYPING AUTOMATICALLY EDITS SELECTED BOX
    • Apr 27 2008 | 8:25 pm
      On 27 avr. 08, at 22:11, ben kamen wrote:
      >
      > in max4 if you option-drag on an object box to make a new object,
      > you can just start typing to rename it. . .
      >
      > in max5 you have to select the object box to type in a new object
      > name.
      >
      > this may seem like a little thing. . . but you know, we all find our
      > ways of working quickly, and suddenly i feel sooooo clunky making
      > my patches!!
      >
      > i haven't done so much max5 stuff yet, but this stands out right
      > away as something that slows me down .
      Check "Typing Automatically Edits Selected Box" in the
      Preferences>Patching.
      ej
    • Apr 27 2008 | 8:27 pm
      YAY
      thanks!!!
    • Apr 28 2008 | 4:37 am
      Emmanuel Jourdan skrev:
      > On 27 avr. 08, at 22:11, ben kamen wrote:
      >
      >>
      >> in max4 if you option-drag on an object box to make a new object, you
      >> can just start typing to rename it. . .
      >>
      >> in max5 you have to select the object box to type in a new object name.
      > Check "Typing Automatically Edits Selected Box" in the
      > Preferences>Patching.
      >
      > ej
      Cheers, was wondering this myself.
      Here's my vote for making that the default behaviour, for consistencys
      sake at least.
      Thanks,
      A.
    • Apr 28 2008 | 4:44 am
      > Here's my vote for making that the default behaviour, for consistencys
      > sake at least.
      Well, since Max remembers what you set for your preference when you exit and return, it IS your default behavior, if you set it.