Transform by edge

1 vote
Version: 
1.0
Date Updated: 
07/24/2012

 

Description

“Transform by edge” allows to transform (move, rotate, scale ) sub-object selection in selected edge coordinate system.

How it works

1. Apply "Editable Poly" modifier to your object.

2. Select an edge which you want to be Z axis.

3. Press "transform by edge" script button.

4. Now you can work in selected edge coordinate system and select any sub-object level to manipulate.

5. To finish script action just press"transform by edge" script button again, or go to zero sub-object level.

Setup

1. Download and unzip "TBE_setup_archive.zip". 2. For right installation in Windows 7 you need admin rights to change the "Scripts"  folder , which is located in the root folder of 3ds Max. To get these rights do this: right-click on the folder "Scripts", select "Properties", then in the "security" set full access to the current user. 3. After receiving administrator rights on "Scripts"  folder  changing, just drag and drop "TBE_setup.mzp" in the 3ds Max window. In the case of a successful installation, this screen appears:
             
This means that the script was successfully installed.  Now go to: Customize > Customize User Interface... > Toolbars > Category: "Tools", find the list " transform_by_edge" and drag you to a convenient toolbar.

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grover_gol's picture

Re: 2 Requests

To be honest, I was going to add these features in the next version of the script. Thanks for the suggestions.

henriquedw's picture

2 Requests

I just tried it and it seems very usefull, but I have to questions/requests.

1 - why doesnt it work in Editable Poly mode, only with Edit Poly modifier? would be better if worked on both.

2 - When selecting multiple edges, is it possible to get and average axis?

thanks

kyle108's picture

very useful thanks

very useful thanks

grover_gol's picture

re:"start error"

1 select object with editable poly MODIFIER
2 select an edge in modofier sub-object level
3 start script

headd's picture

"start error" Win x64, 3dsmax

"start error"

Win x64, 3dsmax 2011 x64, Full admin rights.

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