Edit Named Selections
displays the Edit Named Selections dialog, letting you manage named
selection sets of
Selection Sets dialog, which applies to objects only,
it is a modal dialog, which means that you must close it in order
to work in other areas of 3ds Max Design. Also, you can work only with
existing named sub-object selections; you cannot use the dialog
to create new selections.
To edit named sub-object selections:
- At a sub-object level, create one or
- On the main toolbar, click (Edit
Named Selection Sets), or on the main menu, choose Edit Manage Selection Sets.
The Edit Named Selections
dialog opens, listing all named selection sets for the current sub-object
- Use the dialog controls to edit the named
The dialog window lists
all named selections at the current sub-object level. The buttons
beneath the windows let you delete, merge, and edit the listed items.
Use standard mouse-plus-keyboard methods (using Ctrl or Shift)
to highlight list items and designate them for subsequent operations.
To rename a set, click
it in the list, and then edit its name in the one-line window immediately
below the list.
Merges all objects from the
highlighted selection sets into a single, new selection set. Select
two or more selection sets, and then click Combine and enter a new
name for the selection set. Use Delete to delete the original sets.
Deletes all highlighted items
from the Named Selections window. This affects only selection sets,
not the sub-objects they refer to.
- Subtract (A-B)
Removes the sub-objects contained
in one selection set from another. Select one item in the Named
Selections window, and then select the other. The top highlighted
item in the window is operand A, and the bottom is operand B (regardless
of the order of their selection). Click Subtract (A-B) to subtract
the sub-objects in the bottom item from those in the top item. There
must be some overlap between the two selection sets for this command
to have any effect.
- Subtract (B-A)
Subtracts the sub-objects in
the top selected item from those in the bottom item.
Creates a selection set that
consists only of sub-objects that all highlighted selection sets
have in common. Highlight two or more items in the Named Selections
window, and then click Intersection. In the dialog that appears,
enter a new set name and click OK.