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gruvsyco
11-30-2003, 06:09 AM
Does anyone know if there is a plugin that works like "Flatten" does in Wings3d? I've tried looking on Flay but everything I seem to search for does not look right.

SplineGod
11-30-2003, 06:58 AM
Not being a wings user could you elaborate? :)

Finkster
11-30-2003, 07:15 AM
Not being a wings user could you elaborate?

All Flatten does is flatten selected polygons along a chosen axes or averaged normal direction. You can get the same results by scaling ('h') chosen polygons along a single axis - as long as the selected polygons are right beside each other. The kicker with flatten in wings, is that each polygon will have an independent action center. So if the polygons are seperated, they will not scale down towards the shared action center, as would happen by simply scaling.

Hellbring
11-30-2003, 08:33 AM
That would be very usefull to me as well.... I seem to use scale to selection center alot then moving polys back in place. This would save me a step or two depending on the # of polys selected.

SplineGod
11-30-2003, 09:11 AM
Thanks Finkster,
I knew wings did that, I didnt know what it was called and wasnt sure if it was a UV thing or not. I bought Nendo years ago and thought it was pretty cool.
Lightwave natively doesnt do that (wish it would) and Im not aware of a plugin that does that. It would seem like it would be doable as an lscript.

E_Moelzer
11-30-2003, 09:28 AM
I have seen a plugin for that, it allows you to specify 3 points of a polygon and it will move all other points until it becomes planar.
Very usefull sometimes:

http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=542

CU
Elmar

SplineGod
11-30-2003, 09:31 AM
Can it do multiple polys at the same time?

E_Moelzer
11-30-2003, 10:01 AM
Yes it can :)
CU
Elmar

dobermunk
11-30-2003, 10:10 AM
Not as elegant as what wings seems to do, but I often do the fopllowing:

select (important)
smooth shift (check via numeric panel that degree is towards 180)
invert selection, delete.

If its a closed object you don't need to delete. If you scale positively the objkect gets thicker, negatively the object gets thinner.

gruvsyco
01-18-2004, 08:47 AM
digging up an old post because I finally found something that did what I was looking for and, since a few people thought it sounded useful well...

The plugin I found is called TheDust_Points (http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1646) and here is an example of what I was trying to do:

http://66.124.151.154/flatten.gif



I hope the image loads and looks OK. :)

aurora
01-18-2004, 02:52 PM
Interesting - If you plan on trying to get those tools I highly recommend doing it with IE. I could pull the link with NS. Heres a direct link to his plugin page
http://utenti.lycos.it/thedust/plugins.html

and to the 'thedust-points ' pluggin.
http://utenti.lycos.it/thedust/plugins.html

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