Multiple Boolean MAXScript
This script creates a set of nested single Boolean operations on any number of objects selected. The resulting encapsulated collection of Boolean operations can then be easily converted into a Poly object all at once.
Use it by selecting any number of objects you'd like to combine for a union and run the script from the MAXScript Menu.
The conventional method of using a ProBoolean Union of picked objects results in a different per-object Multi/Sub-Object Material that mistreats similar sides of objects during the picking process.
As the comparing images below show, this short MultiBoolean script creates a Multi/Sub-Object combination, which offers the possibility of selecting single-materials for each side of the combined shapes. This enables the user to select or define ID, Name and Sub-Material for every single side afterwards, no matter how detailed the resulting union gets.
20111125-MultiBoolean_MAXScript.ms (423 Bytes)
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if selection.count < 2 then messageBox ("Please select at least 2 Objects. Thanks.") else ( objectCount = 1 objectAll = selection.count while objectCount < objectAll do ( objectCount = objectCount + 1 boolObj.createBooleanObject selection boolObj.setBoolOp selection 1 boolObj.SetOperandB selection selection 4 3 ) messageBox ("Done. Objects processed: " + (objectAll as String)) )