Many of the commands
in 3ds Max Design are available as buttons on various toolbars. By default,
toolbar is open, docked at the top of
Several additional toolbars
are hidden by default, including
To toggle a toolbar, right-click a blank area of the main toolbar
and choose the toolbar's name from the list. See
Customize Display Right-Click Menu for
You can open and close
toolbars and place them wherever you want; for more information,
Customizing the User Interface.
- Main Toolbar
The main toolbar provides
quick access to tools and dialogs for many of the most common tasks
in 3ds Max Design.
- Axis Constraints Toolbar
The axis constraint
buttons and flyouts appear on the Axis Constraints toolbar. See
Using the Axis Constraints.
- Layers Toolbar
The Layers toolbar simplifies
interaction with the layer system in 3ds Max Design, allowing you to
easily organize the layers in your scene. Most of these operations
are available from the
Manager, however the Layers toolbar provides
shortcuts to several common actions, as well as the advantage of
being able to work directly in the viewports.
- reactor Toolbar
The reactor toolbar
provides quick access to many of the objects and commands for the
reactor dynamics toolset. For more information, see
- Extras Toolbar
The Extras toolbar contains
several miscellaneous tools for working with your 3ds Max Design scene.
- Render Shortcuts Toolbar
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.
- Snaps Toolbar
The Snaps toolbar provides
access to the most common Snaps settings.
- Animation Layers Toolbar
The animation layers
toolbar provides quick access to commands related to the Layer controller,
such as enabling, adding, and collapsing layers. Some of these commands
are also accessible through the
Controller dialog. For more information,
- Container Toolbar
The containers toolbar
provides commands for handling Containers. For more information,
- Brush Presets Toolbar
The Brush Presets toolbar
gives you quick access to up to 50 different brush settings for
use with paint-oriented tools.
- Right-Click Menu for Scripted
When you right-click
a toolbar button that is implemented by a macro script, a pop-up