Brick Wall Builder

6 votes
Version: 
1.4
Date Updated: 
08/25/2015

Brick Wall Builder is a scripted plugin created using 3ds max MCG and as the name tells it creates a various shapes of brick walls with huge amount of flexibility like you can choose multiple kinds of stones and apply a random materials to them in addition to changing the position,rotation and scale uniformly or randomly. It's as simple as just picking the shape and the brick and it will do the rest, and when you are done with distribution you like and thought of changing the shape length do worry also has the ability of maintaining the count and distribution while you are doing so. 

How to install: After downloading and unzipping the file go to Scripting menu and choose Install Max Creation Graph. after installing you will find it in command panel creation tab under VFXarabia category.

Please for more info check the tool videos or the tool page on my website: http://goo.gl/SsLwxK

Regards

Alaa Al Nahlawi

Additional Info: 

Update 1.1:

-I fixed the straight lines issue (in case your shape was a rectangle with straight angles for example).

-The parameters now in system unit.

-Increased the limits of some spinners.

-Fixed the min and max, so when you put one for min you will get one.

-Be careful if there is no objects in the end part list please do disable the end part check button or else the tool wont update.

Update 1.2:

-Random scale remapped and goes from 0 to 100 properly now.

-Adjusting the path vertexes on Z axis will mess up the bricks orientation in a weird way, now it's fixed and however you modify it it will stay pointing up.

Update 1.3:

-The bricks are one unit shifted on z axis when created, it's fixed now.

-Now the tool will preserve your bricks Material IDs and will not overwrite them to (1).

-I removed the proxy feature, it doesn't work as it's suppose to work. Instead you can apply BBox modifier to your brick.

-Since last update Side Shift uses the wrong direction, it's fixed now.

Update 1.4:

Error message solved : Can't find operator VuTransFormsOnCurve

3ds Max Version Requirement: 
2016
Other Requrements: 
Extension 1
Video URL: 
AttachmentSize
brick_wall_builder_1.0.zip29.65 KB
brick_wall_builder_1.1.zip31.67 KB
brick_wall_builder_1.2.zip32.34 KB
brick_wall_builder_1.3.zip29.72 KB
brick_wall_builder_1.4.zip29.67 KB

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guissepe's picture

installed but cant find in categories

Hello,

I have max 2017, I have installed the plugin but cant find it in categories in toolbar menu. After instalation shortcuts stoped working in my max, also.

Regards

Alaa alnahlawi's picture

Hey guys, two main errors are

Hey guys, two main errors are occurring so often:

1- IArray which needs you to install ext2 for 3ds max 2016, and make sure you can find it in the editor before you install the tool.

2- The getcurvelength which as I remember is not part of the last update of the tool, but anyway you can download it from here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/55da83zq5drlk6j/GetCurveLength.maxcompound?dl=1

oarslankeles's picture

Error

I've installed the script but I'm getting an error like this! how could I fix it?

error http://imgim.com/5775incin8939064.png
cause http://imgim.com/cause.png

3dask's picture

how can I fix it ?

how can I fix it ?

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mishalobanov's picture

upgrade soft

i reinstall extension 2 and service pack 3 in my max and everything is seems to work except one thing: i hoped my items in Bricks List will be randomly appears in my wall but instead when i change Seed parameter my wall is composed from only one item completely:
https://gyazo.com/27122b479986ce5a0978e82eeaa3be28
don't understand...

Thank you for attention!

vusta's picture

must have that...IARRAY

or you're neutered....try reapplying SP3 ? then check if you have that operator when you expand 'Parameters'...if you don't, then the install will never work...

mishalobanov's picture
mishalobanov's picture

VuTransformsOnCurve.maxcompound?

v1.4: i have this error. please explain. many thanxhttps://gyazo.com/4c0e4381fe4d3f2975c652d63ba67217
https://gyazo.com/580659f77b4e7d994248866ffd237b57

i've install v1.4 and add two different objects but look at this:
https://gyazo.com/4c0e4381fe4d3f2975c652d63ba67217
https://gyazo.com/9a4e7358dc8f7d503120563cc9139875
https://gyazo.com/d415d99e17231b36540923d71d69e02a (maybe here is something wrong?)

and my max is 2016 sp3 ext2

Rossichard's picture

Ya

Thank You!
This .maxcompound did the installation work!

joelauduo's picture

Thank you very mush~

Thank you !

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