I learned on 3ds Max 2012, and to navigate the viewports you clicked the middle mouse button to pan. I’ve been playing around with 2013 and I can find no way to set this up. I’ve gone through the custom UI to hotkey to the middle mouse, but it won’t recognize it. I simply love this way of navigating 3ds Max, but I do not like having to hit Ctrl+P to pan.
By default, that should work. MMB to Pan, Alt+MMB to Rotate.
Customise > Preferences > Interaction Mode. Set it to Max in the left dropdown, For Max Only in the right dropdown.
Customise > Customise User Interface > Mouse (tab). Ensure that “Maya Mode Selection” and “Use Middle Mouse Button for Stroke” are not enabled.
Max 4.2 through 2014, Composite 2014.
nVidia 9800GTX+ (512MB) (Driver 314.22).
i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz, 8Gb Ram, DX9.0c.
I just tried this, changing the Max Only settings. Maya Mode and Stroke were not selected, yet it still will not work. I simply do not understand. I’ll definitely check the settings on 2012 and try to match them up. Thank you for your help =)
Perhaps look at things like mouse drivers. Max generally works fine without any specific drivers - just using the ones built into Windows. If you have a tablet on that system, make sure that Window’s own “tablet Service” is disabled - it can conflict with the Tablet drivers (which, I believe, are required).
Quick question - Is it possible to assign both MMB+ALT and MMB solo to Pan?
I cannot assign more than one shortcut (via the UI at least) to the mouse buttons.
I’ve tried editing my .musx config, but it usually causes 3dsmax crash on load.
I really do like the Maya navigation (especially for tablet use!)
But if I assign ALT+MMB to pan it seems that it disables the MMB for solo use.
I’m too accustomed to panning with just MMB sometimes and for tapping MMB to activate viewports.
Ideally I’d like the best of both worlds! Any ideas?