Arch Primitive

3 votes
Version: 
1.4
Date Updated: 
01/09/2017
Author Name: 
Shawn Olson

Want to make Arches in Max for games? Here's a new fast primitive for making arches for BSP games (this can export as world geometry in the Source Engine).

Additional Info: 

Version 1.4:

  • Added new parameter for Base Height. This allows creating the arch at heights above the base (tall arches).
  • Added new Vertex Selection functions: Select Arch Inner Vertices and Select Arch Outer Vertices.
  • Set different smoothing groups to different parts to the arch to smooth appropriate faces in game engine.

Version 1.31:

  • Fixed a potential error with setting face selection.
  • Updated tunnel UVS so that the inside UVS flow seamlessly and flow up to the outside rim.

Version 1.3:

  • Added Stack Selection Rollout.
  • Added option to Hide Internal Faces on mesh.
  • Fixed some settings that could cause a block to be missing.

Version 1.2:

  • Fixed inverted Normals when using the Turn option.
  • Added new material ID setting for hidden faces.
  • Added new button to pick a material from another object.

Version 1.1:

  • Added new setting to make the bridge elements optional.
  • Added option to turn the direction of the tunnel (swapping X/Y).
  • Added button labeled "s" to Swap the Width/Depth values and toggle the Turn setting.
  • Added a Rotate Top UV checkbox to rotate the top faces UV by 90 degrees.
  • Added button to generate a multimaterial for the Arch.
  • Fixed bug where one of the faces above the arch rim had an incorrect material ID if the arch segments was an even value.
Version Requirement: 
Probably any... developed in 2015
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lightcube's picture

Part one of this is done...

Part one of this is done... allowing the arch to start from arbitrary heights on the object. Changing the arc curve shape will be an update coming next.

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Shawn Olson

Developer of Wall Worm

trick's picture

Great!!

...and thanks...also for email ;)

lightcube's picture

I'll add that in the next

I'll add that in the next update :)

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Shawn Olson

Developer of Wall Worm

trick's picture

Nice plugin

Very Nice Plugin!!

Now it is only possible to make arc that are half circle.
It could be really useful if it would also be possible to make all kind of arcs, meaning center not placed at bottom of primitive but lower. Ideally the points of the arc on the ground should be fixed, and the top point of the arc should be able to move up or down!!

Thanks :)

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