Grabbing the 3dsmax viewport with python

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Not the best way, but I wasn’t able to get it running with the FPValue conversion, when I tried to use BitmapInfo.SetName(filename) it just crashed, so I’ll dig into that later on. An alternative would have also just copy pixel by pixel the bitmap returned by FPValue into a new bitmap… but that wouldn’t be that efficient.

Long story short, for now this works fine:

import MaxPlus

def grabviewporttofile(filename):
    command = MaxPlus.Core_EvalMAXScript('''grab = gw.GetViewportDIB()
    grab.filename = @"''' + filename + '''"
    save grab
    close grab''')
    return True

if __name__ == '__main__':


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