MCG Blobs

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Version: 
1.00
Date Updated: 
08/18/2016

from Stromatolites....look what we've become...

Doggiedoo  or yummy chocolate ?

Note: you may have noticed in the video that I manipulated the size of the external Effectors...you can make them as tiny as you like but don't ever make it to 0...ie if any dimension is 0..Height, Width whatever....is 0 it will crash...you've been warned

Blobby McKraken...


Please note: if you are just testing this out on a Teapot...make sure you put an Edit Poly on the Teapot first, otherwise it will crash...there's some weird (unwelded central core, methinks) funky stuff with the Teapot...

3ds Max Version Requirement: 
2016
Other Requrements: 
2016 + SP3 + EXT1/2, 2017
Video URL: 
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vusta's picture

don't have to delete the Downloads dir...

ie. you simply move the Downloads folder off to somewhere else as a backup....then really now you've got a perfectly clean slate to work with....

If you need anything back right away, simply move the Downloads dir back to where it belongs (and get back the dupe messages)

When you get more experience, I never install anything anymore...I don't recommend this method to inexperienced users...I simply rename the mcg file to zip and open it up...drag out the tool and the user compound(s) that I think I need and evaluate. If you fool around enough in MCG you'll soon recognise what's a 'system' compound that already exists or....hey that's a new user compound created by this user...so I need that...

windwolfx23's picture

thank you

finally I understand how there folders works, thank you very much , I instlled too many tools and I relly have no idea what is conflict with what, so , I deleted the whole download folder, now warnings are gone, I guess I will have to install tools one by one , so that I can delete stugg acoording to your instruction, pls keep fire on us with your great tools ! wish you all the best!

vusta's picture

to remove...

01) verify that the same XYZ compound is found in:

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\MaxCreationGraph\Compounds

anything in here would override whatever's in the 'user' downloads directory (it's another sore point)

02) go into your
C:\Users\Administrator\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\Max Creation Graph\Tools\Downloads\curveClone\Compounds

(or other dir names for other tools) and delete the compound

(If disaster strikes, you could always reinstall the whatever mcg tool and you'll get back the duplicates)

To give an example, the compound PlusOne is extremely common, everyone uses it...and there's a bazillion copies of it lying around......very annoying !!!

Anyway...go and delete...

windwolfx23's picture

thanks for your reply, these are the messages

Unable to load file C:\Users\Administrator\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\Max Creation Graph\Tools\Downloads\curveClone\Compounds\CheckNodeValidity.maxcompound as graph: An item with the same key has already been added. Unable to load file C:\Users\Administrator\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\Max Creation Graph\Tools\Downloads\curveClone\Compounds\CloneMeshAtPositions.maxcompound as graph: An item with the same key has already been added. Unable to load file C:\Users\Administrator\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\Max Creation Graph\Tools\Downloads\HyperClone\Compounds\RotationBetweenUnitVectors.maxcompound, Guid aede1bc3-58ea-47e6-872e-1c3fbdff955a, Version 0.0.8

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the warning list is quite long, but I  can't submit them all, blocked by mollom, for unknown reason. 

if only your tools are installed, no warnings, but if I installed someone else's tool for example "hyper clone", these messages will show. is it safe to just compress these compounds with Winrar and decompress them without folders, and overwrite compounds with same names?

vusta's picture

yeah agree totally...

very annoying...if you can post those messages...i'll try to confirm for you if they can be safely removed...

windwolfx23's picture

how to deal with dubplicated compounds

I downloaded many of your mcg tools and some of others, thank you so much for sharing so many great tools, but max get some warnings about duplicated compounds, not affecting anything but annoying...

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