Select From WeightMap (BG Weight Map Editor)

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Select From WeightMap (BG Weight Map Editor)

Post by Hirazi Blue » 06 Dec 2010, 19:55

Bradley Gabe presents his "Select From WeightMap v1.0.0" plug-in...
There have been a few implementations of this kind of tool released over the years, here's another one.

The basic functionality is:

- Select an object with at least 1 weight map
- Run MCP>Select>Select From Weight Map
- Pick what kind of component you want to select (points, edges,
polygons)
- Specify the weight map
- Select the selection rule (greater than, less than, in range)
- Move the slider

The main gist of this version of the tool is the interactive feedback, as
you adjust the slider your selection result changes.
For convenience, I added some buttons to turn weight map display on/off in
the currently focused viewport.
(quoted from here)

Download it from here (@the Area, so you'll have to log in)
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BG Weight Map Editor

Post by Hirazi Blue » 07 Dec 2010, 09:52

The tool mentioned above quickly evolved into the "BG Weight Map Editor"
- Anyone who spends a lot of time tuning weight maps for custom
operators, face rigs, shape blends, etc might find this to be a useful time
saver.
- This version does everything the Weight Map Selection Tool does, but
now includes weight editing functionality.
- This is useful for selecting specific components on a mesh and tuning
their weight map values by adding or setting absolute values.
- I've included a new command that builds an ICE operator to display the
weight values for tagged vertices on your mesh.
- If you select different weight maps, it updates the ICE Tree and
changes the reference so your numerical values to match.
(quoted from here)

You can download it from its new home at XSIDatabase

edit: edited the download address to reflect the new XSIDatabase location...
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