Tagged 'modifier'

Mirror Animation Modifier

86 votes

Mirror position/rotation animation tool written as modifier.

Mirror Animation

Hair Tweaker

53 votes

A simple UI for making hair tweaks much faster. All selected objects you can create guides with one click. Turn on/off dynamics on multiple objects at once. Adjusting viewport spline percentages. Great for tweaking hairs while working.

QuickTools

50 votes

QuickToolsA collection of useful maxscripts and max features combined into one tool window. Most of the scripts I wrote myself. Some I did not write - but included as I use them regularly and find them to be extremely efficient work flow enhancers - furthermore I found no need to reinvent already solid wheels. Full credit is given to all script's authors both in the code comments and on the about page - however if for some reason I have neglected to give proper credit please let me know and I will rectify any and all such oversights. Furthermore - should anyone be unhappy that these are included I can remove them from the public release version. Finally any tools not categorized by those first descriptions are just standard max affairs to which I have given more convenient access - or are standard max affairs that have been slightly altered to suit certain production needs.

Modifier Auto-Select

49 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.

Dimension

43 votes

Scale tool coded as modifier plugin

Dimension

gizmoControl

41 votes

gizmoControl UI screenshot
This macroscript (to be found in the "MB Tools" category after executing the .mcr) will allow you to link the transformation of a modifier gizmo to some other scene object. Afterwards, the gizmo will always be fully aligned to that other scene object, which can be freely animated by any kind of controller and linked to any other scene node. In some way this is very similar to World Space Modifiers but it works for any kind of modifier gizmo.

This tool can be very useful for creating complex modifier animations, for example animating a Slice modifier's plane along a path, attaching a UVW Map modfier to some animated helper object, transforming a Displace modifier with some other object, or having an extra node control the- symmety plane of a Symmetry modifier.

AndyE Tools v1.0

36 votes

Tweaker

32 votes

Download tweaker on my website: http://www.colinsenner.com  (click "Scripts" at the top)

Changelog from version .08:
- Now includes support for tweaking any property controller applied to an object
- Includes support for tweaking the sun/sky system hours and days, to select the entire assembly you need to use the "Pick List" button.
- Includes minor UI tweaks, like the ability to not display all of the images after the renders are done, thanks for the suggestion Br0t.

RappaTools3

32 votes

RappaTools3 is an advanced toolbox that comes with a great variety of tools for the artist working in 3ds Max. The main focus is to speed up the workflow and to reduce the click count. It offers a wide variety of tools, everything from selection tools to rendering tools. It can help you through the entire process of creating a 3D art piece.
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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:

example

 

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