Tagged 'modifier'

Inset by Smoothing Group

12 votes

As the mcg installation process was pretty convoluted, I decided to redo the InsetBySmoothingGroup modifier in maxscript - the speed is the same and you don't have to care about different versions of max behaving different, connecting disconnected nodes and all that stuff. Now it's just one .ms file, and there's no vertex weld needed either.

Mirror Animation Modifier

86 votes

Mirror position/rotation animation tool written as modifier.

Mirror Animation

Bake vertex position from modifier stack

31 votes

I was wondering on how I could achieve a footstep-like effect on a mesh without some fancy softbody/physics/plugin-action, and I came up with this script. It basically bakes the vertex position from the modifierstack on each frame to a keyframed editable_poly object. It keyframes only the modified part of the mesh, and does not change it back, hence the "track-effect". See the example image:



InsetFix Modifier

16 votes

An inset-by-SG type modifier that works similar to Chamfer modifier when set to zero tension. However, the max chamfer modifier is highly topology dependent and doesn't work well with diagonal and unconnected edges. This modifier fixes that behavior:

The insetFixChamferStack scripted modifier automates the process of using the InsetSGFix modifier with a Chamfer modifier for a quick and clean rounded edges effect.

AndyE Tools v1.0

36 votes

Modifier Auto-Select

51 votes

This is a tool I put together because sometimes you have to work with modifiers on multiple nodes and the modifiers aren't at the very top of the stack. You’re constantly having to select the node and then selecting the proper modifier. Prime example of this is when you have a turbosmooths on top of all of your geometry while you are either skinning or modelling. It would be much easier, and save quite a bit of time, if every time you selected a node you just automatically were on the skin modifier or edit poly modifier.

Vertex Normals Stitcher

8 votes

This script averages vertex normals at the borders (Open Edges).

It allows you to smooth a surfaces after separating vertexs / edges / faces.
(example: after detaching faces or splitting edges).
It still keeping a hard Edges if the object have multiple Smoothing Group ID

Images shown are not a welding operation

New UI :

DeformByProjecting Utility

7 votes

DeformByProjecting is a scripted utility for 3dsmax that allows deform one or more objects by projecting mesh verticies on the surface of another object (preform). The basic idea is similar to Conform (Compound Object), but functionality DeformByProjecting utility has differences and features:

Push 2

6 votes

This scripted plug-in was wanted in the forum. It is like the original push modifier but with the option "Straighten Corners" of the shell modifier. You can "push in" and "push out".   -- Update V1.4a --


Delete Modifier Utility

6 votes

This small utility allows to delete any modifier in a selection. First, it captures the modifiers in the selection. The group of selected objects can be of different types (geometry, shape...). Then select which modifier you want to delete and click on "delete".

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