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Soft Cluster EX 3.0.1 for Maya (maya plugin)

Soft Cluster EX is a python and c++ based tool for converting soft selection to cluster or joint, supports common types of deformable geometry(e.g. polygon,nurbs ,subdiv and lattice) with a lot of advance features.

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Compatibility

  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Windows

History

Created:10/01/2013
Last Modified:12/01/2020
File Size: 108 KB
This project has been DEPRECATED and is no longer being developed. Sorry I don't have time to support this tool anymore, user will need to compile the plugin by their own to make it run on latest maya, or rewrite the plugin with python.
 
 
    Toolname:      Soft Cluster EX
    Author:           Webber Huang
    GitHub:           https://github.com/WebberHuang/SoftClusterEX 
    Version:         3.0.1
    Requires:       Maya 2011 x64 ~ Maya 2017 x64
    Platform:        Windows 64bit, Mac OS X, Linux 64bit
    License:         BSD license

 
Description:
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    Soft Cluster EX is a python and c++ based tool for converting soft selection to
    cluster or joint, supports common types of deformable geometry(e.g. polygon,nurbs,subdiv and lattice) with a lot of advance features.
Install:
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    1. Place SoftClusterEX folder into your maya script path.
       e.g., C:/Users/YourUsername/Documents/maya/scripts/
 
    2. Drag "install.mel" into maya scene, a new button will appear in your current shelf, 
       click it to launch. (Recommend!)
 
 
Usage:
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If you don't like to use "install.mel" to help you install, run the following code in maya's
python tab is also okay.

 
import SoftClusterEX
SoftClusterEX.launch()

 
Features:
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#### General functionality:
  - supports create cluster or joint from polygon, nurbsSurface, nurbsCurve, subdiv and lattice
  - all types can be toggled on/off from UI
  - supports create cluster or joint from multi objects of different type
  - change falloff mode
  - supports exclude influenced objects and groups while working on Global falloff mode
  - supports objects with duplicate name
  - ultra high performance, even working on massive density geometry
  - mirror cluster or joint in local or world space, also support working on
    multiple types of deformable geometry
  - redefine weight with soft selection
  - supports export and import weight
#### Command line:
  - The core function of this tool comes from the custom command "softSelectionQuery",
    you can use it to implement your own tools.
  - Synopsis: softSelectionQuery [flags] [String...]
      - sl -selection                                               return a list contains transforms and vertices
      - tr -transforms                                            return transform names of influenced objects
      - s -shapeNames:                                        return shape names of influenced objects 
      - vtx -vertices:                                             return vertices of influenced objects  
      - ap -allPaths:                                              return partial paths to objects in DAG
      - l -long:                                                       return full path names for Dag objects.
      - c -count:                                                    return count of influenced objects          
      - nt -nodeTypes:                                          return type names of influenced objects
      - ant -apiNodeTypes:                                   return api type name of influenced objects  
      - exo -excludeObjects  String (multi-use):   set exclude objects  
      - t -types           String (multi-use):              set support types
      - w -weights:                                               return weights of influenced components

 
Todo:
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  - None


Limitation
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  - Joint function can't work with subdiv since MFnSkinCluster incompatible with this type of geometry

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License:

Soft Cluster EX is released under a BSD-style license

Copyright (c) 2014, Webber Huang.
All Rights Reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
   this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
   this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
   and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote products
   derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY WEBBER HUANG "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR
PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER
IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY
WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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