Thank you for the pointers! I realize that there are ways to do this by hand. But I would think that this should be the standard behavior "out of the box", considering everything else in Softimage works the same way and the new ICE modeling tools in 2012.5 seem to also work on multiple objects.
I had seen Stephen, Graham and Luc-Eric post, so maybe it was a thinly veiled feature request more than anything
The current "Add Operators to Menu" is implemented in VBScript in
Really, it became obsolete when we added the ICE toolbar in the 2011 SAP release.
Here's a Python version that adds ICE operators to either the Particles > Create
or Deform > Create
menus in the ICE toolbar.
When you apply the ops, they will be applied to all selected objects.
The addon adds a "PSS Add Operators to Menu" command to the User Tools menu of the ICE Tree view, so it does add a bit of clutter (since I cannot programmatically remove the original Add Operators to Menu command).http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12898205/AddICEOperatorsToMenus.xsiaddon
Update: Let me know if you hit any problems with this addon. I tested it a bit, but not extensively ;-)