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  1. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Ok, I got it working by doing the manual install in 2016. I'm good to go.
  2. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Yes, I see that switch now and will use it. Again, sorry for the bother and this is a nice addition. I just completely trusted my junction and it apparently could not fool your code on my system. FYI, I tested it on Max 2016 and I get an error during installation. I made sure to uninstall first and then closed Max and manually cleaned out any files with '*applink*' in the name. I opened Max 2016 and get this during install. Maybe I missed one or two files to delete? Best regards...
  3. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    I have it working now. What I tried to do was have the 'Exchange' directory elsewhere and not in my system default documents directory. I redirect anything away from there except documents that I personally create. My C: drive is a 120GB SSD drive and it fills up fast. I don't put anything on it that is not absolutely necessary. I had created the exact folder hierarchy in my preferred path and had assumed it would work. Theoretically, maybe it should but for me it did not. I also have a junction that points my 'Documents' directory away from the C: drive to another drive. That works perfectly for everything else that I do and no programs that I use have any idea that they are being redirected. Except this one. It won't work if I point to my preferred path. I tried the default path and it now works in Max 2017. I will try Max 2016 later. So, I'll just have to get over it and leave it on the C: drive and clean it out now and then if things linger. Sorry for the continued insistence that I had an issue. I've just trusted this junction so much that I just couldn't believe that it might be the issue and it apparently was. Really nice work and I along with 1000's of others certainly applaud PolyHertz's effort. These little "niceties" help all of our jobs go faster and more smoothly. Thanks very much. Best, Rob
  4. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Just reporting in that I still cannot get this to function. I'm sure it's really handy and I wish I could figure out why not. I just tried '3ds Max Applink V1.9.mzp' in both Max 2016 and Max 2017 without success. 3DC opens and just sits there empty. I turned off the 3dc initial splash screen to see if that was hanging things up but it apparently had no effect. No mesh is automatically imported.
  5. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Hi, here's the current situation. 1. I uninstalled 3DC 4.5.37 and reinstalled in the default path on c: 2. I placed a Teapot in Max, added a VRay standard material and exported to 3DC. Same issue, no import window and no 'Export' menu item under 'File'. Also, the Applink did not create the '3dsMax 201x' folder with the 'run.txt' file. 3. I changed the renderer to 'Scanline' and added a standard material. I exported to 3DC. Same issue, no import window and not 'Export' menu item under 'File'. However, the Applink did create the '3dsMax 201x' folder with the 'run.txt' file. 4. I placed the Applink Temp directory in the 'users/Public/Documents' to see if that might get around a Windows 10 permissions issue. No help. Finally, I shared the Temp directory with 'Everyone' and gave full read / write permissions. No help. Are you watching this Andrew, ideas?
  6. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Yes, I did see those posts. My default Windows documents path has a symbolic link to a different drive so the system doesn't know that the files are somewhere else. It makes no difference nor does it cause any issues with any of the other of the over 200 programs I have installed.
  7. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    PolyHertz, you teased my curiosity when you thought I was trying the link in Max 2017. So, I tried it in Max 2017 for the heck of it. I have the same failure. Well, really not a failure. Just that nothing happens. Max 2017 does write out the files to the 'Applink_Max3DC' folder. 3DC just does not see it and try to automatically import it. Nor do I get the "Export" function in 3DC.
  8. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Hi, what you are asking is basic 3ds Max functionality questions and isn't s specific to the Applink plugin except for the saving of the materials as a .mat. You can find all kinds of great info about wiring and building materials in Slate and Compact in the Max 'Help' file and in 100's of tutorial on the web. You can connect the maps to the material in either Slate or Compact. It's done a little differently but winds up in the same place. In Compact you "point to" maps and in Slate you "wire" maps. Finally, per the 3DC 'readme.txt' you can use whatever format you want, just make sure that they are all the same and they can be blank, meaning, just create solid black (or any color) map and name it, "color.jpg" or "opacity.jpg" etc. Connect the dummy maps to the material and save it per the instructions.
  9. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    While I'm diagnosing I did run the second script. I only get the drive also. Mine happens to be E:\ as well.
  10. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    FYI, I guess i updated my signature too much. I have Max 2017 but never use Max for production for about 4-months after release as none of my plugins will have updates for a few months. So, I'm having this failure in Max 2016. I do not have 'File>Export>3DS Max 201X'. So, it's not seeing ANY 'run.txt' anywhere, right? So I guess I need to figure out where 3DC is looking for it and place it there. That would be the first thing to fix and then we can look at permissions, etc.
  11. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    I can confirm that did in fact fix the Temporary File path issue. The Applink still won't function properly for me. I did completely uninstall 3DC, clean the registry and reboot. I reinstalled the latest Beta 4.5.37 and it still fails to open the 'Import' dialog. I just get the normal splash screen with the 12 options. If I'm the only user experiencing this you can stop diagnosing with me. I can live without the link. But, if you want to continue to analyze it, I'm happy to keep working with you. I enjoy figuring these things out. I'm not a programmer but know my way around the OS.
  12. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    I grabbed the latest Beta and still no go. I checked 'AppLink_3DC_settings.ini' and the switches I'm setting are being written to it. I examined the .mcr and my paths are correct so that everything should be able to be found. The only odd thing I'm finding is that when I select the 'Temp' path it's doing this: Say I want the Temp path to be d:\Exchange. The .obj gets written to the root of d: and is named "Exchangeinput.obj". If I add another folder to d:\Exchange and make it d"\Exchange\Exchange, the .obj is written to d:\Exchange\Exchangeinput.obj. It skips the second folder in the path.
  13. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    I thought I had the most current version. When I use check for updates in 3DC it says I'm current. Ok, I'll see if i can find a newer version. Edit: Are you suggesting I grab the Beta because 4.5.19 is the latest version I see on the main site for downloading?
  14. RobH2

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Hey, it's 4.5.19 (it's hiding in my signature).
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