convert Polygons to Edges modifier

there is very useful trick for Edit/EditablePoly - Ctrl+click and Shift+click to covert Polygons to Edges. would be awesome to have modifier for this purpose. will appreciate for any help or suggestions. thanks

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LittleLordPotala's picture

dynamic updates

AFAIK, dynamic updates in a "Select modifier" is not currently possible by using maxscript. There is too much limitations. Maybe possible if someone find a workaround to all this limitations...

IMO, what you would like needs to be hardcoded in c++.
Notice that a "dynamic plugin" means also a "slower plugin" because
it will often invalidate and recompute the cache in memory.
Best regards.

harumscarum's picture

thanks for the hint!

thanks for the hint! this is exactly what i need, but as modifier, which will work in modifier stack (dynamically updates). for example between Volume Select which get polydon selection and convert polygons to edges.

LittleLordPotala's picture

Poly_Select modifier

Hi, There is already a plugin but it is not a "one-click" solution.
1-Apply the Poly_Select modifier
2-Enter in Edge subobject level
3-Click on button "Get Poly Selection".
As you see, there is only 3 steps but if need to do it very often you can make a shortcut with a script like this :

 
if classof $ == editable_poly do 
( 
 $.ConvertSelection #Face #Edge 
 addmodifier $ (poly_select()) 
 subobjectlevel = 2 
) 

Drag and drop the code on a custom toolbar and a new button is created.
Of course, you can modify the script to make other conversions.
Source and destination tags can be :
#Object|#Vertex|#Edge|#Border|#Face|#Element|#CurrentLevel

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