VoroFrag

29 votes
Version: 
2.5
Date Updated:: 
02/07/2013

VoroFrag is a free modifier that allows to make voronoi fragmentation. It handles convex and concave objects, as well as hollow meshes and open surfaces. It offers a "Box Mode" for quick fragmentation. Support for mapping coordinates, material ID and normals.

!! Update 2.5a for 3ds Max 2015 !!

You will find the full documentation (in pdf), the change_log and the plugin in the attached file (VoroFrag_v2.5.zip)

Version Requirement: 
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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vorofrag.zip1.06 MB
vorofrag_v1.5.zip1.01 MB
vorofrag_2.0.zip2.8 MB
vorofrag_v2.5.zip2.6 MB
vorofrag_v2.5a.zip3.32 MB

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olston3d's picture

Thanks!!!

This is an essential feature for destruction

hacksawcats's picture

VoroFrag 2.0

Many thanks for the reply, so will I have to go through the tutorials to check if the plugin is now working?

LittleLordPotala's picture

Thanks for your report

I understand now that there could be some compatibility problems on 32 bit systems with the latest version 2.5

I don't know if other people have had this kind of issues already, but maybe because the 32 bit versions are not the most used today... (Proof that the latest version of 3dsMax are 64 bit only).

I will make a few tests with this file and will send later a corrected one.

For information, the plugin doesn't appear under the modifier menu, this is not a bug, it's only visible in the modifier list under the modifier stack.
If you need to see it in the modifiers menu, or even as a shortcut, there is many ways in 3ds Max to customize your interface. There are explanations in the official documentation and there are free tutorials on internet.
Best regards

hacksawcats's picture

Vorofrag

Hi, I've installed 2.0 and the software no longer errors, however the plugin does not appear as an option under "Modifiers"/"Mesh Editing" (as per attachment)

Any further ideas. Do you know if other people have had any issues?

Regards

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LittleLordPotala's picture

suggestion

Can you try to install VoroFrag 2.0 32 bits and tell if it works ?

hacksawcats's picture

I’m having trouble installing

I’m having trouble installing the Vorfrag plugin (VoroFrag_2013_2.5_32bits.dlm) for Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 (32bit) on W7 32bit PC. Every time I extract the file and place it in: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2013\stdplugs I get the attached error messages!

So just to be clear the PC is: W7 32 bit
We’re running Autodesk 2013 32 bit
The plugin I have extracted is: VoroFrag_2013_2.5_32bits.dlm
And the plugin is being installed in: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2013\stdplugs, as per PDF instructions.

Any one got any suggestions?

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error_message.doc 68.45 KB
LittleLordPotala's picture

Excellent

I'm glad you solved it. It's true that VoroFrag's algorithm is sensitive to the overlapped faces ! As a rule of thumb, before applying any modifier on a base object, I often use the XView utility to check the integrity then I apply a "Reset XForm", collapse all and save the scene.
Good work !

DavidAnatolie's picture

Problem Solved

Thanks for the quick response. I double checked all of my polygons, and noticed some strange overlapping polygons that weren't supposed to be there... So I simply deleted them, capped up the mesh, and everything works perfectly fine.

LittleLordPotala's picture

Hi DavidAnatolie,

Thanks for using my free plugin and I hope you like it !

FYI, the updated version 2.5a is only for Max 2015, so the other files are still in version 2.5

Next, be sure that your base object (before any modifier) is closed, because VoroFrag doesn't create volume in opened mesh (like the teapot).

Does VoroFrag create volume on your object when the "gap width" is small or null ?
If yes, could you check at which value does the problem happen ?
And maybe also try to change the "seed" value.

Finaly, if the problem persists, you could send me by private mail your object in a Max file compressed in a zip. I will try to find a solution.

DavidAnatolie's picture

Issue with VoroFrag 2.5a

I have an issue when using this (v. 2.5a) using Max 2014. Basically I have a wall that I unwrapped. After the unwrap modifier, I add vorofrag. The standard mode works well; keeping my UVs intact and giving me the ability to adjust my inner faces mapping. However, the problem exists when I increase the "gap width" setting in that it does not create volume for my frags. This forces me to use "box mode". Now, I lost all my UVs and I don't have access to the inner face mapping parameters which I need. Interestingly, the "gap width" works well here; creating volume for my frags. Any thoughts?

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