Tagged 'modifier'

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

 

Randomize Elements

14 votes

 Randomize elements the easy way. Slow as hell with complex models (500k poly and more).

Modifiers Clipboard

5 votes

Clipboard for modifiers.

!!! UPDATE !!!

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.

Extrude/Inset/Outline Faces Modifiers

18 votes

Set of simple modifiers that use the Edit Poly methods behind the scenes. Since the extrude modifier uses the poly extrude options and capabilities, it doesn't break on simple geometry like the FaceExtrude one does.

Extrude Faces Modifier

Compare with FaceExtrude:

 

 

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".

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

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New UI :

Advanced Sweep

11 votes

A curve-controlled scripted sweep modifier. As of now, both the Interpolation and Profile animation rollout UI items are just placeholders for non-implemented stuff. Using curve controls this way is pretty much experimental and as such, I wouldn't advise using this in production - better collapse it or make a pointcache and use that instead.

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.

PolyDamage for 3dsMax

6 votes

PolyDamage plugin is a tool to quickly add damage and imperfections to models. Nothing is perfect in real life, so adding damage to your models make them look more realistic. PolyDamage is a quick alternative to manually sculpting damage with other software packages. PolyDamage adds an extra realism to concrete walls, grounds, stones, columns. PolyDamage quickly adds damage to corners and edges.