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11 November 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.

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

11 November 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.

11 November 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.

11 November 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.

11 November 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:


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

11 November 2003, 10:01 AM
Yes it can :)

11 November 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.

01 January 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 ( and here is an example of what I was trying to do:

I hope the image loads and looks OK. :)

01 January 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

and to the 'thedust-points ' pluggin.

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