View Full Version : real time stress map ???

07 July 2011, 05:52 AM
hi guys i was wondering if it possible to create a "real time" stress map
by measuring the compression of polygons or vertex and assigning a color value
to the vertex color to be used as a mask between 2 maps , one relaxed , and one stressed .
the mankua stress plugin is not to my taste
you can see the shift between the colors in real time , and it prevents you from working with mental ray .

i cant find anything about polygon or vertex compression or stress any were .
anybody know if something like that is possible through maxscript ???

07 July 2011, 06:58 AM
I think stress/compression can be measured as the ratio between a polygons area and the area it had in the 'relaxed' state.
Having said that, I can't imagine any maxscript solution will provide suitable realtime interaction for dense meshes, but I would love to be proved wrong.

07 July 2011, 08:13 AM
Here is a plugin that does exactly what you want:

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