Autodesk 3ds Max Plug-in ReadMe

1 Plug-in Description

This plug-in enables you to move objects in Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 to 2019 (and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 to 2017) with SpaceControl's 3D input devices. Furthermore it incorporates 3ds Max' menu items in the SpaceControl Panel's Function Assignment dialog for easy mapping of menu items to the SpaceController's function keys or to the Wheel Function Launcher.

The plug-in (files "SC_3dsMaxAddIn.dlu") is loaded by 3ds Max at start-up. Make sure to install the plug-in after 3ds Max has been installed; otherwise the plug-in's installer cannot enable this autostart feature. Make sure to have 3ds Max started at least once before installing the plug-in; 3ds Max seems to set up some things when started the first time, and our plug-in needs these things to set up itself correctly.

Supported operating systems are Windows XP to Windows 10, both 32 and 64 bit, as far as 3ds Max is working on them.

2 Setting the Move Mode

There are some possibilities how you can move and rotate an object with the 3D input device. Basically you can change between the "scene" perspective (moving the cap seemes to move the scene you are looking at) and the "camera" perspective (moving the cap moves the virtual camera looking into the scene). Further settings control the rotation center, switch a special hover mode on and off or lock the horizon. All this can be configured with the SpaceControl Panel's Advanced Configuration dialog in the Move Mode panel:

AdvancedConfiguration Dialog

See chapter Advanced Configuration in the user manual for details.

But there are some restrictions in 3ds Max:

3 SpaceControl Menu

The plug-in provides 3ds Max with its own "SpaceControl" menu:
SpaceControl Menu

Seven functions are available; all toggle between the states "on" and "off":

4 Change Log

6 June 2018, Version 2.9.2:

6 December 2017, Version 2.9.0:

5 July 2017, Version 2.8.8:

8 November 2016, Version 2.8.6:

23 May 2016, Version 2.8.5:

27 May 2015, Version 2.8.1:

17 March 2015, Version 2.8.0:

15 May 2014, Version 2.6.2:

30 October 2013, Version 2.6.0:

10 April 2013, Version 2.5.1:

22 February 2013, Version 2.5.0:

31 October 2012, Version 2.4.1:

16 March 2012, Version 2.3.0:

21 November 2011, Version 2.2.0:

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