The content was part of the topic but is now a separate topics since it is relevant only to older versions of 3ds Max and is provided for historical reasons only.This helps reduce the clutter in the main topic.
Updated the examples of these entries to use the new style scripted controllers introduced back in 3ds Max 8. The old examples still worked, but were teaching an obsolete way of dealing with animation updates and property access.
Fixed obsolete information regarding the pointSelection() method.The original text written for 3ds Max 2 claimed that only NURBS and Editable Mesh objects support soft selection. In the mean time, Editable Poly was introduced and added to the group of objects supporting soft selection access via the pointSelection() method.
Fixed a most curious error in the documentation of the solar_date property of the Daylight System. The original documentation claimed that the date was stored as an offset from today which would be, of course, a bad idea. The actual date the offset is based on is June 21 st , the day of the Summer Solstice. By an incredible coincidence, the original documentation was written on exactly that day, resulting in an offset of 0 during the testing!
Some map-related parameters featured information about the corresponding index within the . maps , . mapEnables and . mapAmount arrays. These indices vary from shader to shader as listed in the table on the same page, so this information was potentially incorrect depending on the shader type (Anisotropic, Blinn etc.) selected inside the Standard material. In addition, the indices were incorrectly listed as 0-based.
Some properties that were documented during the development of 3ds Max 2008 never made it into the final version so they had to be removed. Some methods on the other hand were implemented but never documented. This has been fixed.
The documentation previously stated that the method returns true if the directory was created, false if it existed. This is not true and the documentation was fixed accordingly - of the directory was created OR existed, it returns true, if it could not be created due to limited access or incorrect path name, it returns false.
Updated the index keywords to improve their target accuracy. Duplicated the keywords as sub-indices of the 'node' keyword so typing 'node' in the Index tab would also show all common methods and topics. Updated the Table Of Contents to show the sub-sections of the page in the Contents tab.
Updated the index keywords to improve their target accuracy. Duplicated the keywords as sub-indices of the 'file' keyword so typing 'file' in the Index tab would also show the Standard Open and Save File Dialog Methods.
Updated the index keywords to improve their target accuracy. Duplicated the keywords as sub-indices of the 'file' keyword so typing 'file' in the Index tab would also show the File Name Parsing Methods.
Updated the index keywords to improve their target accuracy. Duplicated the keywords as sub-indices of the 'INI File Access' keyword so typing 'INI File Access' in the Index tab would also show the INI File Methods.