Architectural modeling tools

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Architectural modeling toolsAuthor: Jason Wells
A collection of tools implementing the standard workflow found in popular CAD/Archviz programs: Draw (by picked points) Box, Cone, Cube, Cylinder and Sphere 4-point rotate, 2 point transform, 3 point scale mirror about 2 points align objects by 2 polygons align object - polygon to edge align object to polygon measuring property fixed polygon camera

Look at the author's vimeo video for details.

local backup: rm_Archtools.xsiaddon

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Architectural modeling tools

Post by redmotion » 29 Aug 2009, 12:21

Some CAD style tools for easier Archviz modelling in Softimage.


Plugins:-

-Cameras-
Fixed Polygon Cam - create a view perpendicular to an arbitary polygon

-primitives-
Draw and size Cube, Box, Cylinder, Sphere, Cone, etc standard primitives in viewport

-transform tools-
4 point rotate
2 point transform
3 point scale
mirror about 2 points
align objects by 2 polygons
align object - polygon to edge
aligh object to polygon

Limitations: these do not work correctly on enveloped meshes unfortunately.

-measuring property-
Apply to scene root and measure distances - automatically converted to scales like mm, cm.

A local copy can be found here:
http://www.si-community.com/download/pl ... htools.zip
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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by Hirazi Blue » 29 Aug 2009, 12:49

Looks very interesting! Thanks... :-bd
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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by Letterbox » 29 Aug 2009, 15:53

Jason,

very useful thanks man...

as you were looking for a free screen cap visit... http://www.smallvideosoft.com/ good enough?

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by owei » 30 Aug 2009, 08:55

Thank´s for sharing, redmotion..!

Semms to be very useful and I´ll use it for the next arch-project for shure..!

Cheers,
oliver

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by wailingmonkey » 02 Sep 2009, 20:21

very generous, handy, and MUCH appreciated, redmotion!

thank you. :)

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by antsjoe » 15 Sep 2009, 21:03

Redmotion,

Appreciate your sharing these tools. I look forward to trying them out on next op with arch viz! B-)

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by farhaad_yousefi » 22 Sep 2009, 15:43

very usefull..i wish there could be more of these plug ins..like :at point-drag-creating tool of premetives./better measurement toolsets/ ..

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by calmasacow » 23 Feb 2010, 00:25

Oh thank god for this now one of our modelers that uses LW has no more excuses!

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by pBarrelas » 12 Sep 2010, 16:24

Thanks for sharing!! :D

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by vfxwolf » 15 Sep 2010, 04:17

Sweeet!! Needed something like this in XSI for a long time. Just two things would put this little proggie over the top... 1) Last Distance in Feet and Inches and 2) Distance between two objects.. this last one would be great to have two nulls you could push around and know the distance between them at all times.

Lovely all the same...

Thanks!

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by pBarrelas » 15 Sep 2010, 05:02

Unfortunately it doesn't work 100% in Softimage 2011!

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by vfxwolf » 15 Sep 2010, 05:04

pBarrelas wrote:Unfortunately it doesn't work 100% in Softimage 2011!
What about it doesnt work? I've only been using the RedScale tool, and it seems to work okay... did I miss something?

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by j3st3r » 13 Oct 2010, 09:41

It works perfectly in all version of 2011

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Re: Architectural modeling tools

Post by benoit81 » 30 May 2013, 12:55

Hello,
I find those tools very useful, specially the align by two polygons. One idea to improve it: it would be great if align by two polygons have a mode dedicated to polygon island. Instead of aligning the object, it aligns only the polygon island of the first selected polygon.
Thanks,

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