Render Shortcuts Toolbar
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Right-click the unused (gray) portion of the main toolbar or another toolbar. Render Shortcuts

The Render Shortcuts toolbar lets you assign settings to three custom preset buttons. You can then use these buttons to switch among various render presets.


To define the presets for a button:

  1. Choose one of the default shortcuts from the Presets drop-down list, or use Load to load the presets from an RPS file.

    The Select Preset Categories dialog appears. See Preset Rendering Options.

  2. Choose the categories you want, and then click Save.

    The preset render settings are now active.

  3. Shift+click the button you want to define.

    3ds Max Design assigns the presets to the file that corresponds to the button: a.rps, b.rps, or c.rps.

To use a saved preset:

  1. Click one of the buttons you defined.

    The button's name appears in the field above the drop-down list: “a,” “b,” or “c.”

    If the button has not yet been defined, clicking it has no effect, and no name appears in the preset field.

  2. On the main toolbar, click (Render Production).

    The scene is rendered using the presets you chose.


Render Preset Slot A, B, and C

Click a button to make its presets active.

If you haven't assigned presets to a button, clicking it has no effect. If presets are assigned, then after you click the button, its name appears in the field above the drop-down list: “a,” “b,” or “c.”

After assignment, each button has its own render preset (RPS) file: a.rps, b.rps, and c.rps. These are saved in the \renderpresets folder in the 3ds Max Design root directory. The active preset status is not saved with the MAX scene, but it is saved in the 3dsmax.ini file.

Render Presets drop-down list

Lets you choose from among a set of preset rendering parameters, or load or save rendering parameter settings. See Preset Rendering Options.

This list is the same as the one that appears at the bottom of the Render Setup dialog.