Random Selector

46 votes
Version: 
3.1
Date Updated: 
02/11/2010
Author Name: 
Mátyás Végh

This script allow you to select random vertex-edge-border-face-element parts of the object (it works on Editable Poly converted objects), or objects in the scene. There are three different selection algorithms in vertex-edge-face modes.

Version Requirement: 
9, 2008, 2009, 2010

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Talpo's picture

great script!!

Tnx for sharing!!

if I may have a suggestion: it doesn't seems to work on edit poly in the stack: it always select sub-object in the editable poly at the base of the stack... it could be even more usefull if it allow to do it!

Custom's picture

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!

Matyrix's picture

Sorry for the late reply...

Sorry for the late reply... Please download this rar: http://matyas-vegh.com/random_selector_v3.1_mcr.rar

Copy the .mse and .mcr file to 3dsmax's script folder, and drag and drop the .mcr file to the 3dsmax's viewport.

You will find the script in Customize-Configure User Interface-Random selector category.

Custom's picture

No more mcr?

Like pewi I want to assign the script to a button. But link below leads to broken rar + I see there was an update.

dsp_418's picture

Thank you very much. I like

Thank you very much.
I like it, smart idea for the interface, different from others random selectors.
Good job!

Matyrix's picture

Sorry, updated! Please try

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dsp_418's picture

No download?

No download?

lantlant's picture

brilliant idea :)thx

Admin:
brilliant idea :)
thx

Admin's picture

Mike - the best (and fastest)

Mike - the best (and fastest) way to get a random selection of elements is to use the MaterialByElement modifier. Then throw an EditPoly/EditMesh above it and select the elements with a particular ID and delete em. It's much faster than any scripted solution would be on large meshes.

Of course this method won't support any of the cool patterns like this script does. However - from your example you just want to thin out a tree and MaterialByElement is a great way to do that.

Christopher Grant
Admin, ScriptSpot.com

Mike Truly's picture

Thanks for the script. Is it

Thanks for the script.

Is it possible to random select elements of an editable poly? Is it possible to random select elements from a current selection of elements?

Imagine a tree model where all the branches are elements. I select all the branch elements and now want to randomly select 50% of the currently selected elements and delete them.

Currently, I can only get the script to randomly select polys... not whole elements.

Sincerely,

Mike Truly
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