Adverti horiz upsell

Free lsVolumeMaintainer for modeling for Maya 0.0.1 (maya script)

Maintains volume of mesh while moving/rotating/scaling/smoothing vertex components.

License
Button download
429 Downloads

Compatibility

  • 2012, 2011

History

Created:04/20/2012
Last Modified:09/22/2012
File Size: 700 Bytes

Keywords

preserve, maintain

This script maintains the volume/shape of a mesh while you move/translate/scale/smooth its vertex components. It uses the "transfer attributes" command (a solution I found here - https://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-787730.html). I've found this technique useful when I want to smooth a mesh (i.e. with the sculpt geometry tool) without flattening the mesh. It's also useful for sliding vertices on the mesh surface. I wrote this simple script to make this technique more efficient to use.

Installation:

1. Copy "volumeMaintainer.mel" into your "maya/scripts" directory
2. Restart Maya
3. Create a hotkey or shelf button with this command:

source "volumeMaintainer.mel";

(Alternatively, you could also run that command directly from the command line / script editor.)


To Use:

1. Select a mesh
2. Run the above command (using hotkey or shelf button or directly from command line, etc.)
3. Move/Rotate/Scale/Smooth vertices to your heart's desire
4. When you're done, run the command again to switch it off

Please let me know if you've found the script helpful. Comments, suggestions and critique are welcome. Thanks!

Please use the Bug System to report any bugs.
Please use the Feature Requests to give me ideas.
Please use the Support Forum if you have any questions or problems.
Please rate and review in the Review section.

People who favorited this item:

  • Timmy
    Timmy
  • Firas Ershead
    Firas Ershead
  • biggaman
    biggaman
  • rushcg
    rushcg
  • MacCannon
    MacCannon
  • Vojtech Lacina
    Vojtech Lacina
  • leon cenedy
    leon cenedy
  • forest t
    forest t
  • seung han yoon
    seung han yoon
  • martincera
    martincera
  • givens1804
    givens1804
  • Imhotep397
    Imhotep397
  • gagikangelo
    gagikangelo
  • Artizan
    Artizan
  • jengigs
    jengigs
  • aaron fang
    aaron fang
  • Goran Backman
    Goran Backman
  • reg ds
    reg ds