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.