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3ds Max 8 MAXScript Essentials by Autodesk

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Constructing User Interfaces

Chapter 2

In this chapter, you will learn how to construct user interfaces. You will build a UI interface by creating a rollout and populating it with UI controls. You will then add event handlers to invoke elements of your script from the UI controls.

Objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Create a floating dialog or utility rollout.
  • Add user interface controls to the rollout.
  • Make the script respond to user input.

Introduction

MAXScript includes tools for creating custom user interfaces that are built when the script runs. You can get user input from rollouts and dialogs, and execute commands based on the input. This chapter describes how to create user interface elements that are “wired” ...

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