Free procedural building generator: Building Generator v.01


#924

This looks like a great tool. Thanks a lot for sharing. :slight_smile:

Cheers!


#925

Greetings all,

First of love this tool. I cannot believe all this is free. :slight_smile:
Second, has anyone modified or requested for interior stairs?

Maybe the author is thinking about this.

It would be very cool to have that feature as well.

Thanks.

Cheers,

SGTGunner


#926

Hi Tyson
First of all, thanks for this amazing script…just had little issue. It dosent allow me to create a single floor building. It always jumps to five in floor settings no matter what i change…
am i missing something here…
Best always


#927

Hmmm that’s odd…are you using BG or BG+?


#928

Thanks Ivanisavich
my bad…i didnt notice no of floor value in randomize tab…its all fine now…
many thanks


#929

Hi! I love this tool. What a good idea.

Just curious about a few things that would help me work with it:

1. Is there any way to save my own presets or BG project window between sessions so I can work on ongoing projects in the building generator indefinitely?

2. Any way to use meshes in a place besides the roof so I can add more details, i.e. window shutters, drain pipe

3. Any suggested workpath for converting the materials/uv to something gaming friendly / texture baked fast

Even if the answer is no to all those I'll still use it a bit but those things would be of interest to me.

edit for noobs like me:

I realized a few things poking around.

this is the newest version http://tysonibele.com/Main/BuildingGenerator/bg_plus_v01_562.mse

however it had a bug for me with roof generation so this one seems the best: http://tysonibele.com/Main/BuildingGenerator/bg_plus_v01_555.mse

It has save/load, and meshes for facade support! All stuff I wanted lol. So don’t download the one at the front of this thread. Or download them both if you want and compare for yourself.


#930

bg_plus_v01_472 give me a syntax error in max 2012. Is it becuase I don’t have helium installed?


#931

He Travis,

I’m not sure what you mean…both versions of BG (BG and BG+) support preset loading/saving…are you referring to something else?

 2. Any way to use meshes in a place besides the roof so I can add more details, i.e. window shutters, drain pipe

In BG+ you can add meshes to any facade as well. First, add a ‘Facade Details’ node to your floor node, then add your meshes to the facade details node.

 3. Any suggested workpath for converting the materials/uv to something gaming friendly / texture baked fast

Unfortunately neither BG nor BG+ were designed to be optimized for games. All texture UVs are projection mapped, and the geo can get pretty heavy.

I realized a few things poking around.

this is the newest version [http://tysonibele.com/Main/BuildingGenerator/bg_plus_v01_562.mse](http://tysonibele.com/Main/BuildingGenerator/bg_plus_v01_562.mse)

however it had a bug for me with roof generation so this one seems the best: http://tysonibele.com/Main/BuildingGenerator/bg_plus_v01_555.mse

What’s the bug?


#932

BG+ won’t run without Helium, no.

Unfortunately the developer of the original Helium plugin seems to have taken down the site.

However, for versions of max prior to 2011, you can find my old release of the Helium plugins here:

http://tysonibele.com/Main/BuildingGenerator/Install_Helium.rar

For 2012, you can try the version on MaxPlugins.de:

http://www.maxplugins.de/r2012_files/kees/Install_Helium.zip

Although for some reason I haven’t had luck with the installer…when I install to max I get an error. Maybe someone else will have better luck? :slight_smile:


#933

Thank you for this info


#934

Hi,

I was wondering if its possible to get BG+ to work in Max 2014? I am getting a syntax error when I load up the script.

Thanks


#935

Unfortunately the official Helium plugin has been discontinued, but updated builds are available from maxplugins.de

So, try to see if this one works for you!

http://maxplugins.de/max2014.php?search=helium&sort=Author


#936

Heya Tyson

Trying to get building Gen working for Max2014 just throws a error… I suspect this is because i need Helium… I have the latest source code from maxplugins.de but have no clue what to do with it… guessing i need to compile it?
Could someone help with this step or would how would I go about doing it.

ah… i see inside the zip under sample scripts and docs there is a compiled version… do I need to just add this in?


#937

Hey,

In that .zip you’ll find a “compiled plugins” folder…use the plugin for 3dsmax 2013 in there, because if I’m not mistaken, plugins for 2013 and 2014 are cross-compatible.


#938

Thank you for that Tyson

I looked in there and eventually got it working, but your new version of building generator seems so different… is there a new tutorial or overview post/video somewhere?


#939

amazing! are we allowed to use for commercial use? thx.


#940

Hey, thanks a lot!
Is there any place with the instructions on how to install it?
Haven’t been using 3dmax plugins for a while.
Thanks a lot,

Ara


#941

I know this is an old post, but did you get BG+ working with MAX 2014? Which helium version did you end up using? Thanks!!


#942

I have some question, Is this script Game friendly? Can it make Low poly models and LOD models? Good script, though.


#943

is it available for 3dsmax 2017?