SkinHelper

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Version: 
3.2+
Date Updated: 
10/05/2015

Hi, hope you like my SkinHelper.

I tried to add a bunch of selection helping tools to the skinning process, so I replaced the hole UI of the 'Weight Tool' copied the default functions and added some more functionalities like, ...

Select by Weight; Save & Load Selection; Mirror Selection; Shrink, Grow, Loop, Ring addition; Set Weight Slider

I would like to read your feature ideas for this kind of tool.

Developed in 3dsMax2013.

Additional Info: 
  • Select by weight:
    • Select Button:
      • Left Mouse: Select verts with a weighting greater equals tollerance value.
      • Left Mouse + shift: Only allready selected verts with a weighting greater equals tollerance value.
      • Left Mouse + ctrl: Keeps current selection and adds verts greater equals tollerance value.
      • Right Mouse: Inverts vertex selection.
      • Right Mouse + shift: Select verts with a weighting smaller than tollerance value.
      • Right Mouse + ctrl: Deselects verts with a weighting greater equals tollerance value.
    • Deselect Button:
      • Left Mouse: Deselect every vert, which is affected by the current bone.
      • Left Mouse + shift: Deselects verts with a weighting greater equals tollerance value.
      • Left Mouse + ctrl: Deselects verts with a weighting smaller tollerance value.
    • Quickbuttons ("1", ".1", ">")
      • "1": Set tollerance to 1.
      • ".1": Set tollerance to 0.1.
      • ">", Left Mouse: Step forward through a list of preset values.
      • ">", Right Mouse: Step backwards through a list of preset values.
  • Save & load selection:
    • The vert selection will be stored in the skin modifier, outlasting a 3dsMax shut down (if you saved the file ;)).
    • Remember Button:
      • Left Mouse: Save selection to slot 1.
      • Right Mouse: Save selection to slot 2.
    • Reselect Button:
      • Left Mouse: Select slot 1.
      • Left Mouse + ctrl: Deselect verts, which are NOT in slot 1.
      • Right Mouse: Select slot 2.
      • Right Mouse + ctrl: Deselect verts, which are NOT in slot 2.
  • Mirror selection:
    • This does only work, if your root node is an Editable_Poly and no vertex modifying modifiers are between Editable_Poly(root) and Skin.
    • Sometimes you need to adjust the spinner aside, by default 10 should just fit your needs.
    • Mirror Selection Button:
      • Left Mouse: Mirror vert selection.
      • Left Mouse + ctrl: Add's mirrored selection to vert selection.
  • Shrink, Grow, Loop, Ring:
    • Left Mouse: Default function.
    • Left Mouse + shift: Default function and deselection of vert with a weighting smaller than tollerance value. (So initially selected verts get deselected too.)
  • Set Weight Slider Rollout:
    • Experimental weight slider. Let me know if this one helps :)

Your Skin Modifier needs to be named: "Skin".
Mirror Selection value and Tollerance value will be stored.

Version Requirement: 
2013
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irispolar's picture

How can I recover previous condition before install skinhelper?

Sad to say... Skin helper cause some malfunction for my script.
So I must remove Skin Helper. I need some help for romove from my pc.
Am i remove this files ,then clear?

SkinHelper.mse
Install.mse
SkinHelper_CallBack.mse

necatiatali's picture

thanks....

thanks....

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