Smart Poly Extrude

38 votes
Version: 
1.1
Date Updated: 
02/15/2013

I saw this thread and decide to make a script. :)

Then Syphorlate show a very elegant solution for quadratic extrusion and I add it to the script.

This is the final version of this script. Any future development of smart extrusion is in Syphorlate hands.

 

Work only with Editable Poly objects.

Important:

After each extrusion press the "Apply" or "OK" button to confirm the new mesh shape.

 

Installation: Drag and drop the mzp file in 3ds max.

Unzip the MZP file(using any archiver) and copy the PolyExtrudeIcons.png in maxRoot/UI/icons folder or in maxRoot/UI-in/icons folder. Then restart 3dsmax.

Go to Customize-Customize User Interface-"miauu" category.

 

Version Requirement: 
tested on max 2009 (should work in older versions too!)
Video URL: 
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miauu_smartpolyextrude_v11.mzp29.27 KB

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miauu's picture

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It will be nice to see this script finished. :)

Syphorlate's picture

Negative Extrusion

There's actually an easy fix to the negative extrusion problem.Just use abs(extrudeval) but only when calling the max function extrudeFaces:

curObj.extrudeFaces (abs extrudeVal)

There's another problem when extruding a group of faces at the corner of a (3x3) box for example I will provide a fix for that soon.

miauu's picture

The script works with

The script works with max2013. Where is the problem?

WaseemOnLine's picture

is there a new version for

is there a new version for max 2013?

miauu's picture

In version 1.1 the installer

In version 1.1 the installer is fixed and now works properly with Windows Vista/7/8.

miauu's picture

Argyll, if you are using win7

Argyll, if you are using win7 use MaxScript-Run Script(or start max as admin or start as not adnim) and select the mzp file. Then go to Customize-Customize User Interface- "miauu" category.

WaseemOnLine, you have to thanks to Syphorlate too. :)

Argyll's picture

Can't Find Dropped File

Where EXACTLY is the file located in the customize menu - which tab did you use? I can't find a category for 'miauu' in any category after dropping the mzp into 3ds max. ;-)

WaseemOnLine's picture

Thank you

Very helpful script, i was asking about this 4 months ago at this link:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7309283#post7309283
And good man answered me to check this, and it was really what i need.
Thank you 'miauu' for making this for us.

miauu's picture

Yes, I know. Will be fixed

Yes, I know. Will be fixed whn I have time.

harumscarum's picture

doesnt work with negative extrusion

here is issue when negative value is entered (illustration is attached)

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