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Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 29 Aug 2009, 12:21
by redmotion
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

Posted: 29 Aug 2009, 12:49
by Hirazi Blue
Looks very interesting! Thanks... :-bd

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 29 Aug 2009, 15:53
by Letterbox
Jason,

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Cheers
Terry

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 30 Aug 2009, 08:55
by owei
Thank´s for sharing, redmotion..!

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

Cheers,
oliver

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 02 Sep 2009, 20:21
by wailingmonkey
very generous, handy, and MUCH appreciated, redmotion!

thank you. :)

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 15 Sep 2009, 21:03
by antsjoe
Redmotion,

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

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 15:43
by farhaad_yousefi
very usefull..i wish there could be more of these plug ins..like :at point-drag-creating tool of premetives./better measurement toolsets/ ..

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 23:25
by calmasacow
Oh thank god for this now one of our modelers that uses LW has no more excuses!

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 12 Sep 2010, 16:24
by pBarrelas
Thanks for sharing!! :D

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 15 Sep 2010, 04:17
by vfxwolf
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!

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 15 Sep 2010, 05:02
by pBarrelas
Unfortunately it doesn't work 100% in Softimage 2011!

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 15 Sep 2010, 05:04
by vfxwolf
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?

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 09:41
by j3st3r
It works perfectly in all version of 2011

Re: Architectural modeling tools

Posted: 30 May 2013, 12:55
by benoit81
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,