LivePaint plugin

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LivePaintAuthor: Ahmidou Lyazidi
Here is an alpha version of a paint tool that doesn't need weight maps to deform a mesh. It's far from finished but is usable for painting push and smoothing. To install, copy the dll in your plugin directory then run this jscript command in the script editor: LivePaint()

Some things you need to know: only 32bit for now RMB to chose between push and smooth shift drag to change the brushopacity control drag to change the brush radius it only work on freezed objects undo will revert the object to it's state befor freeze there are many bugs, use it at your own risk — Have fun.




local backup: LivePaint.32.dll   LivePaint.64.dll (copy to a Plugins directory)

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Ahmidou
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LivePaint plugin

Post by Ahmidou » 24 Aug 2011, 01:21

Hi there
Here is an alpha version of a paint tool that doesn't need weight maps to deform a mesh.

to install, copy the dll in your plugin directory then
run this jscript command in the script editor: paintDeform()

Some things you need to know:
You probably need to install the last Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... x?id=30679
-only 64bit for now
-shift to smooth
-RMB Menu to chose between the other brushes
-"e" drag to change the brush opacity
-"r" drag to change the brush radius
-it only work on freezed objects

next step:
-symmetry
-option for non additive painting
-flatten brush

Have fun
paintDeform.64.rar
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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by camer » 24 Aug 2011, 03:12

not work ( softimage 2012 sp1 x32)
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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Rork » 24 Aug 2011, 08:52

Saw your post on the mailinglist, very nice tool!

I'll have to wait for a 64bit compile, but looking forward to play with it!! :-bd
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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by origin » 25 Aug 2011, 20:49

+1 for 64bit ;)

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Memag » 25 Aug 2011, 22:30

Did anyone test it on 32bit?
Thanks.

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Ahmidou » 26 Aug 2011, 00:31

camer wrote:not work ( softimage 2012 sp1 x32)
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Hi it's working fine here, I also tryed it on my laptop, no problem. You're maby missing some lib dependancies

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Ahmidou » 28 Aug 2011, 12:57

I updated the plugin with a 64 bit version, tell me if it's working

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by rray » 28 Aug 2011, 19:00

Works fine! (64 bit Win 7)
softimage resources section updated Feb 7 2019

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Ahmidou » 29 Aug 2011, 00:21

Nice :)

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by j3st3r » 29 Aug 2011, 08:19

Crashed on my 2012SP1 x64 :(

I had an object frozen. It'd be nice to have feedback of my opacity (Displayinfo?) also. The idea is nice, and I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!!!! :D

So, the crash happens always on undo. Few advices:
- the opacity range should be limited between 0-100
- it would be nice to make the behavior Zbrush or Mudbox like
- LMB stroke pushes outward
- ALT LMB stroke pushes inward
- SHIFT LMB stroke smooth the geometry
- undo should undo the last stroke...



Cheers


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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Ahmidou » 29 Aug 2011, 10:18

Hi Jester
Thanks for the feedback, I know about this crash, it occurs undoing while the tool is still active.
Undo is not that easy to get as the putPositionArray function is quite limited (I think it's for performance reasons)
so I have to find a workarounds.
All tour requests are already on my list, be patient ;)

Cheers
Ahmidou

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Ramon » 29 Aug 2011, 21:35

gr8! wait for stability version and undo function

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by calmasacow » 30 Aug 2011, 16:35

Ok I can see the circle representing radius. But cant Adjust it R doesnt work.
The colors of the verts highlight but I dont see any deformation.

Some explanation of how the tools works perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

Oh and in 2012 SP1 x64 on exit I get:

' ERROR : 2268 - This function is missing:
' <function: LivePaint_DoExitTool>
' <path: \\3DM-SPACEDOCK\XSI_workgroups\3Dmotif_2012\Application\Plugins\LivePaint.64.dll>
'

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Memag » 30 Aug 2011, 16:46

calmasacow wrote:Ok I can see the circle representing radius. But cant Adjust it R doesnt work.
The colors of the verts highlight but I dont see any deformation.

Some explanation of how the tools works perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

Oh and in 2012 SP1 x64 on exit I get:

' ERROR : 2268 - This function is missing:
' <function: LivePaint_DoExitTool>
' <path: \\3DM-SPACEDOCK\XSI_workgroups\3Dmotif_2012\Application\Plugins\LivePaint.64.dll>
'

Ahmidou said there are some things you need to know:

-RMB to chose between push and smooth
-shift drag to change the brushopacity
-control drag to change the brush radius
-it only work on freezed objects
-undo will revert the object to it's state befor freeze
-there are many bugs, use it at your own risk

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by Ahmidou » 30 Aug 2011, 16:53

I forgot to say that the exit is not implemented yet, and the brush opacity/size update
is not working fine yet (but it's working).
I think I have found something for the undo and the crash.
A new version will come soon.

Regards
A.

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Re: LivePaint plugin

Post by anyheart » 21 Sep 2011, 17:56

camer wrote:not work ( softimage 2012 sp1 x32)
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win7 x64 si2012 sp1
the same problem . .. :-\