I'am developing peeling effect for some free project and I need a script for assign modifier process automation. I'm planing to do a tutorial so I guarantee that script will be very popular ;)
We need UI to make it more attractive.
Steps to do:
select object list
select reference object
select Material ID
clear all modifiers from object list
copy all modifiers from ref object. if animated include animation (not objects animation)
fit gizmo to objects dimensions and align its Z axis to selected MatID faces average normals. Copy X or Y axis from ref object.