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10 October 2002, 02:01 AM
What are your top 3 LW add ons........Thinsg that don't ship with LW that you can't live without......

10 October 2002, 03:01 AM
1. Edgetools :thumbsup:
2. G2 :buttrock:
3. Realflow :bounce:

10 October 2002, 03:22 AM
1.Fauklernmano's layout scripts.
2.Cman's scripts.
3.Łukasz Pazera's Smartgon (though I never used it yet)

10 October 2002, 03:24 AM
1. EdgeTools
2. KAG+Extender
3. Curve2Poly


10 October 2002, 03:27 AM
1. MakeMyModelNotSuck.p

2. Edgetools

3. EmixPlus (because it's just cool to morph between endomorphs within Modeler)

10 October 2002, 03:48 AM
Fast IK (Man I love this)

on my wish list...

Eki's plug pak...

10 October 2002, 04:11 AM
I think you guys might be adding Auto Character Setup 4 to your is sooooo cool!:thumbsup:

10 October 2002, 04:27 AM
Edge Extrude

10 October 2002, 04:46 AM
1. all of Cman's plugins (yeah, i know that's more than 1, but BandSlice and PolySew3 are awesome, and Fix Symmetry really helps me created mirrored endomorphs)

and a couple really simple, but very useful ones:
2. plane belt optimizer
3. point rail selector

10 October 2002, 05:07 AM
yeah....Cman rox....he is quick with those tools too.....three cheers for Cman:beer:

10 October 2002, 05:57 AM
Geez, there are so many it's hard to limit the choice to 3. Currently I'd have to say:

1. DAZPointNormalMove
2. Edge Tools
3. Stretch Point

10 October 2002, 10:04 AM
1) Vertibevel - Never leave home witout it.

2) Edge Tools - took me a while, but know I really apreciate them.

3) Picky (colour picker) - It might only be a colour picker, but I've been using it for so long I wouldn't feal comfortable without it.

10 October 2002, 11:24 AM
1. EdgeTools
2. CPlane
3. Bevel++

10 October 2002, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by proton
I think you guys might be adding Auto Character Setup 4 to your is sooooo cool!:thumbsup:

Stop teasing us!!!!

10 October 2002, 01:23 PM
1.edge tools



10 October 2002, 01:27 PM
This is an interesting thread -- I have always been "Plugin Lord" -- but I find that the lack of people talking about layout plugins, most are modeler based, and not "commercial" -- lots of freebies there. Also -- it's meant as "can't live without" -- G2, though it ROCKS, hasn't been out there long enough for this status, IMO.

Any reasons that you can think of?

I'd have to break this into top 3 of each --

Modeler Commercial
1. Vertibevel
2. Polygon Cruncher
3. Macroform

Modeler Freebie
1. Edgetools
2. Speedy Quad
3. Mentory

Layout Commercial:
1. IFW Shaders
2. KeyTrack
3. Worley Sasquatch Full

Layout Freebie:
1. Mirrorbomes
2. Content Director
3. ICARUS (well, I haven't done a commercial project with it yet)

Steve Warner
10 October 2002, 03:57 PM
Oooh, good question.


1. Edge Tools. I can't even think of modeling without them. I continue to find new uses for them almost every time I model.

2. All of Cman's tools. Seriously. His plugins have saved me days of modeling time, and most recently his Align to Rail was essential in hitting an important deadline. Newtek should seriously consider including his plugins as part of Modeler.

3. 3DD Point Rail Selector. It could also go to KAG Extender, but since I there's nothing else like it in the Modeler package, I have to give it the honors.

I'm more of a Modeler person at the moment, but for Layout, the #1 plugin I can't live without is PViewGN. Since I've installed it, not a session has gone by where I haven't used it for setting up cameras and lights. I find it to be absolutely indispensible.


10 October 2002, 04:12 PM
the next thing i wanna buy is darktree.

Grit2 is awsome...

only 2....


10 October 2002, 04:55 PM
1. Messiah Animate/Studio
2. Vertibevel
3. Keytrak


10 October 2002, 07:30 PM
- Edge Tools
- X-Dof

10 October 2002, 07:04 AM
1, Vertibevel, Bevel++, Edgetools, Quickmirror, Rotatenormal, Movenormal.
2, Keytrak, XDof , Shave, musclebone script, Darktree.

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