Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Modifying a Max Creation Graph tool, part of 3ds Max: Tips, Tricks and Techniques.
node-based programming environment…for developing scripted plugins.…For a non-programmer like myself,…the way to get started with MCG…is to modify existing graphs.…In this exercise, we'll make some minor…user interface modifications to a tool…provided by Autodesk in the MCG Samples Pack.…
in the previous movie in this weekly series.…If you haven't already followed the steps…in getting started with Max Creation Graph,…please do so now before proceeding.…To modify an existing tool,…we'll want to make a copy of the tool first.…That way, we can't mess up the existing tool.…For most files such as a 3ds Max scene, it's a simple matter…to make a copy of the file and rename it,…but MCG is different.…We can't just copy and rename….maxtool or .maxcompound files.…
This is because MCG uses a system of ID numbers called GUID…to prevent conflicts between different versions…of a Max tool or a Max compound graph file.…A GUID, or globally unique identifier is a very large…pseudo-random number that uniquely identifies each graph.…
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