Copy and Paste Objects Script for 3dsmax

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It’s always annoyed me that I couldn’t copy objects from one instance of max and paste them into another – as I work with 2 or 3 instances of max up at a time. It’s tedious to do a save selected / merge objects so this script does it for you. It’s not a TRUE copy/paste via the windows clipboard – but it will let you very quickly copy objects from one file to another.

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Additional Info:

09-02-03 Update: just updated contact info in script header and changed version requirement to reflect current versions of 3ds max…

Usage:
Select the objects you want to copy. Run ‘copy script’ (I assign mine to Ctrl+Shift+C). Now run the ‘paste script’ (I assign mine to Ctrl+Shift+V) into either the same file or you can load another instance of max and ‘paste’ the objects into it.

Installation:
1. Click Maxscript / Run Script and choose wherever you downloaded this file to
1a. It will seem like nothing happened but that’s exactly what it should do – you now need to assign a shortcut to it
2. Click Customize / Customize User Interface / Keyboard (tab)
3. Change the Category to ‘CG_Tools’
4. Click ‘Copy Objects to File’ and change its Hotkey to something – maybe Ctrl+Shift+C .Click Assign
5. Click ‘Paste Objects from File’ and change its Hotkey to something – maybe Ctrl+Shift+V. Click Assign
6. Click Save and save your custom UI settings to a file – do yourself a favor and don’t use the default.
7. That’s it.

Version Requirement:

3ds max 6-2009

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