rapidTools toolset

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Version: 
v1.14
Date Updated: 
03/26/2016
Author Name: 
pi3c3

The Download is now live on the rapidTools website!

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Hi! I first wanted to make this script pack commercial, but later I decided, to make them free, because I realized I'm not a business man, and I'm much more pleased with a few thanks... :) The script pack contains a couple of things I'm using for my modeling pipeline, made especially for quad modeling. But let the videos talking instead of me! Enjoy! :) You can download the pack from my website... ;)

All the scripts are hoteky based, or at least I very recommend to put them on to shortcuts. Watch the tutorial videos to get know how they work.

NEW FEATURES: (description below. tutorial videos under the link, or on the youtube channel)

  • fastWorkingPivot now working on edge selection, using the edge as a direction vector
  • fastWorkingPivot now working on spline objects as well
  • fastPanelizer now saves values individually for every objects
  • rapidRTConform now reselect conformed object after action
  • projection direction now properly working
  • changelog now opens after installation
  • fastUnion, fastIntersect and fastSubstract added to the package

UPDATES / BUGFIXES:

  • rapidQCap: bugfix, when tried to solve improper border, max hanged up due to an infinite loop
  • fastPanelizer: settings now properly working on every object

The package contains the following scripts:

RAPID TOOLS:

rapidQCap v2.0 is a bilinear interpolation base quad capping tool, that let's you cap the desired border edges. The tool is very simple to use as always. Just select the border, and press the hotkey. If the tool can't find the corner vertices, you can select them manually. The v2.0 version has been extended by a corner searching algorithm, and the whole script works on multiple selection as well.

rapidMeshCleanUp is a pretty usefule mesh cleanup tool, that searches for the following:

  • concave faces
  • faces with zero area
  • edges with zero legth
  • triangles
  • nGons
  • mid-edge vertices

The script runs through the mesh, puts an Edit Poly modifier named from the anomaly and selects them.

rapidNGonSolver has been designed to solve the hexagons, octagons and concave faces left behind by Quad Chamfer.

rapidQuadConnect is a way of connecting edges properly. If two rings cross each other, it create quads instead of 4 triangles. It also properly connects corners, where ring changes direction.

rapidRTConform is designed to conform one mesh to another. It is possible to conform just the base of the mesh, if you made your modifications on an EditPoly modifier. You can also change the vertex projection directions based on surface normals.

rapidSoftSelectionManager is designed to save softSelections and load them back. You can also make different kind of operations with selections, like adding, substracting, multiplying and dividing selections.

rapidSplineFFD is a tool that is deisnged by other scripters as well. This variant of splineFFD that let's you control your loops by splines, and adds additional functionality that let's you control the distribution of vertexes over the spline. It also let's you easily save the splines for later use, until the toplogy or vertex order does not change.

rapidVertSplitter creates a topology like inset.

rapidToolsMenuGenerator collects all of the rapidTools scripts and creates a menu for them.

FAST TOOLS SNIPPETS:

  1. fastAttach - (select and attach)
  2. factBridge - (bridge to hotkey without dialog)
  3. fastBorderSelect - (let's you the select the selection border. Selection to selection border)
  4. fastEdgeLoopReguralizer - (edge loop regularizer that makes a loop round, working with Edit Poly as well)
  5. fastEdgeWeightRegularizer - (reduce edge weight so, it avoids the possibility of overlapping faces)
  6. fastExtrude - (single click extrude like edge extrude)
  7. fastMassiveOBJExporter - (Save max file, than run the script. Exports every selected objects into individual OBJ files)
  8. fastPanelizer - (creates simple panels into surfaces, separate them, and sets up the smoothing groups for quadChamfering)
  9. fastPutWorkingPivot - (locks the working pivot where seleciton pivot is in vertex mode)
  10. fastPutObject - (scatters the desired object(s) all over the selected vertices, if there are more objects you want to scatter, just group them, to get a randomized scatter)
  11. fastWorkingPivot - (it aligns the orientation of the pivot to face normals)
  12. fastZeroWeld - (it performs a simple weld with 0,001 threshold)
  13. fastZeroWeldElement - (does the same, but avoids mergeing different elements)
Version Requirement: 
2012+
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z-axis's picture

Nice tools

Hi first of all congratulations for that amazing tools.
The link does´t work so can u fix it or send me a new one, please?
Best!

pi3c3's picture

Download link sent... ;)

I have sent you a download link... ;)

Would you send me a screenshot or something, why you can't download it?

Thank!

Unchuck's picture

cant download

i cant download too, can u send me a mail? ;)

thx

[email protected]

pi3c3's picture

It's not a bug

I tested it with multi/sub-objects, but I wasn't able to reproduce the this "bug", but I think I know what you have experienced. It's because the script creates a reference copy of the base objects as meshes, because it's much faster to make computations with them. If you undo the operations you made, it's possible, that you may undeleted these referenced objects, which they doesn't have those materials applied to them. :)

But if you can reproduce it, I might take a look at it, so I can make a bugfix, if it's really a bug... :)

pi3c3's picture

Mail sent!

I have sent you the rapidTools package via e-mail. Look at your inbox... ;)

leebano's picture

Download Script

The link doesn't work or something. If someone send me to mail, I'll be very thankfull !!!

[email protected]

pi3c3's picture

It might be buggy,,,

Thanks for the feedback... I'll fix it sooner or later... :)

TitusLVR's picture

Useful!!

Hi, it's awesome tools pack.
And i have spotted one "bug" in conform tool, if you use it and a mesh have an multi-sub object material it reseting the material at the end of the operation.(the final mat appears without unused IDs)

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