Essential plugins...

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Hirazi Blue
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Essential plugins...

Post by Hirazi Blue » 29 Jul 2016, 12:39

It probably would be a good idea to compile a list of essential plugins.
What plugins (that are still available) for Softimage are deemed essential?
What do you think?
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Pooby
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Re: Essential plugins...

Post by Pooby » 29 Jul 2016, 17:13

I don't know, but I'd love to have everything on RRay.de put in one massive ZIP file.

I'd be heartbroken if that site ever went down

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Re: Essential plugins...

Post by rray » 29 Jul 2016, 17:35

Don't worry, no plans of taking it offline any time soon.

The big zip download is something I actually planned to do with one of the next updates. Along with a netview addon to access it.

The only plugin which I have permanently installed is UVStamp, if that's the definition of essential.
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Re: Essential plugins...

Post by rray » 29 Jul 2016, 17:51

Top 25 of rray local backup downloads

1 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/lk/LKL_25_SampleScenes.zip
2 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/chamon/FC%20F ... tation.pdf
3 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/cacoman/ehRSC ... Manual.pdf
4 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/kosyan/VorleX ... O.xsiaddon
5 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/benr/HDRLSForSoftimage.pdf
6 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/pedrosantos/b ... 14_web.scn
7 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/lk/LK-Lightning-250.xsiaddon
8 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/moorer/exampl ... eebles.scn
9 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/nikaragua/ice_foam1.scn
10 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/rstrtv/cage%2 ... sicompound
11 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/chamon/Feather_Syflex.scn
12 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/martell/WalterRig.zip
13 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/alanf/ICE_jig ... i2012.emdl
14 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/pedrosantos/p ... icompoundp
15 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/oj/OJ_Modulo_ ... sicompound
16 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/alanf/ICE_ver ... s_alan.scn
17 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/myara/mXRay.js.txt
18 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/2ndreality/su ... sicompound
19 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/hazelden/dome ... D.xsiaddon
20 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/benr/SItoHDRLS.xsiaddon
21 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/julienc/siScatter.xsiaddon
22 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/chamon/FC_Feathers.xsiaddon
23 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/crystalbob/DepthPass.xsiaddon
24 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/hansadrian/Re ... rowdFX.pdf
25 http://traypen.com/rr/bak/oj/OJ_Modulo_ ... sicompound

off topic but maybe interesting:
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13 3406 Indonesia
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26 1361 Brazil
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Re: Essential plugins...

Post by mc_axe » 29 Jul 2016, 19:10

I cant live happy days without mCleaner,,

and im specifically bound with a part of it (that i have also in script),, i talk about removing left over points with valance<=2 i call them lonely points. Lonely points can have many causes for example dissolve of a part of an edge-loop etc, or a simple add edge tool when you simply forget to undo first click.

The amount of extra TIME needed without this tool, when you have done a tone of operations before, to FIND with naked eye click and SELECT and DELETE lonely points on top of edges in a very dense situation is CRAZY. In HR models sometimes it becomes a task that that feels like not meant for human beings.

When i got this functionality i improved alot, managed to focus on topology, instead of looking for pins in a forest, finished some models from the past etc.. And that is only one small part of m cleaner

If somebody locks me in a cell with SI and no m_cleaner i will learn programming first to re-create my fav part at least!

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Re: Essential plugins...

Post by Draise » 29 Jul 2016, 22:52

A whole packet with them all would be amazing! Like a major service pack for SI.

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Re: Essential plugins...

Post by myara » 02 Aug 2016, 10:15

I'm biased because I wrote it, but I do use mSymm all the time for character modeling. (btw, I hope I can release an updated version next month)

From the tools I haven't write, I use Incremental Save (a modified version) every time I use Softimage, Multi-Importer (import with drag & drop), and MX_Roundish every now and then too. (Warning: It breaks your UV).

Lately in our current project (Real Time Toon Shading) we are using User Normal Translator from my friend Gotetz:
https://github.com/Gotetz/UserNormalTranslator

And thanks for mentioning mCleaner (This one still has a bug that I haven't fixed yet! ><; hopefully next month)
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