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meshPaint v1 1.0.0 for Maya (maya script)

small plugin which uses vertex colors to generate meshes

License
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Compatibility

  • 2010, 2009, 2008

Operating Systems

  • Windows

History

Created:04/11/2010
Last Modified:04/11/2010
File Size: 22.5 KB

Keywords

artisan, generate, Color

The main philosophy behind this script is to generate meshes on the surface area you paint with vertex colors in grey scale. More white means more meshes on that specific spot.
Tested on Maya 2009 & 2011, other versions could/should work too.....

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// General usage :
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Begin with selecting your groundplane on which you want meshes to be generated on. Press Prepare for Vertex Paint. Then, selected your meshes you want to be spawned on the groundplane and press Make system from Selection.
Vertex Paint on the groundplane with greyscale values and an alpha of 1 to actually see the painted colors.

If you're happy with your painted colors, press the bake texture button, set the emitter rate to for instance 10000 and check how it looks.

Further tweaks include random rotation, scale, align to surface normal, minimum distance between meshes.

You could put this under a hotkey for (almost) instant feedback while painting :

$exportMapSize=`floatFieldGrp -q -value1 $bakeGroup`;
bake($exportMapSize);
$seedRate = `floatFieldGrp -q -value1 $seedGroup`;
$emitterRate = `floatFieldGrp -q -value1 $emitterRateGroup`;
setRate($emitterRate);
viewSystem($multiplyDivideNode, $seedRate);

Readme is included in the zip file with further instructions...

 

Other download link

https://hotfile.com/dl/37427773/d2e8...hPaint.zip.html



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