Gridify

MaxScript Release 0.45 Beta Source  (02/01/2001)

MaxScript Release 0.4 Beta Source  (02/25/2000)

MaxScript Release 0.3 Beta Source  (12/10/1998)


Copyright (c) 1998-2001 by Borislav Petrov, Bobo's Rendert**ls. 


SHORT DESCRIPTION

Gridify is a polygon modeling utility that lets you split whole meshes or face selections into smaller segments.
It is very useful for increasing mesh detail when working with low-poly models and MeshSmooth.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Gridify uses Slice planes to cut the mesh into up to 20 segments in each direction.
After each slicing, it requires the mesh to be collapsed so the next slicing can take place.


FEATURES

Beta 0.45 for MAX 4.x+ (02/01/01)

Beta 0.4 for MAX 3.1 (2/25/00)

Beta 0.3 for MAX 2.5 (02/01/01)


 


 


EXAMPLE

The following simple example shows the usage of Gridify for modeling
with low-polygon counts.

Starting with a simple box without any segments...

...We can add detail only where needed...

...And combine the slicing with the Extrude function of EditableMesh,
then add detail to one side of the extrusion...

...And extrude once again to get the final shape...

...which is ready for applying MeshSmooth...

This way, we retained low detail all over the mesh, while adding
higher detail only to the right places.


DOWNLOAD Gridify

Version 0.3 for MAX 2.5
Version 0.4 for MAX 3.x
Version 0.45 for MAX 4.x+