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    NewTek Developer jameswillmott's Avatar
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    Lightbulb New modeling tool - Quadpanels, scifi detailer

    I’d like to announce the v1 release of Quadpanels, my fast scifi mesh detailer for LightWave Modeler, v9.0 and up.

    The plugin was created as a solution to the problem of adding nurnies/greebles to a surface. Adding random ‘bits’ to a surface can result in unrealistic geometry including deep intersections where some geometry is hidden under others etc. Quadpanels uses an iterative subdivision scheme to try to add details without overlaps and can maintain proportions of the various detail elements. It also generates extra surfaces as required to make generic detailing fast and easy. There's an evaluation version online at www.liberty3d.com/quadpanels as well as a 20 minute demonstration video.

    Evaluation version is limited to working with 6000 poly meshes, bugs you for a serial number often, only works with single polygon selections ( as opposed to detailing any number of polys at once ) , and occasionally doesn't do what it's asked.



    An image by one of the testers -
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    Last edited by jameswillmott; 06-15-2010 at 10:36 AM.
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    heh... that's one sick piece of work dude.

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    That's just wrong, greebling should mean suffering. But you've taken that away, sounds good to me. What are the limitations on the eval version?
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    Evaluation version is limited to working with 6000 poly meshes, bugs you for a serial number often, only works with single polygon selections ( as opposed to detailing any number of polys at once ) , and occasionally doesn't do what it's asked.
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    Man of many cells. shrox's Avatar
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    I just tried it, the interface is above par, giving you a thumbnail image of the resulting option you chose. It works well in 64 bit! Very nice, you just might get my money.
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    Thanks shrox, that's nice of you to be so complimentary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jameswillmott View Post
    Thanks shrox, that's nice of you to be so complimentary!
    Well sure! It's good work!
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    Killer tool! Seems to be pretty rock solid and you cant beat that price for what it delivers. I'm currently working on a SyFy project at work that this is sure to save hours of work on.

    Big Thanx for the sweet tool!

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    Nice! Killer James. I'll give 'er a spin today.

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    Good going James!

    Currently downloading the video with a whopping 20 kb/s, but the first minute of it looked great

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    That's some pretty slick stuff there, James! Nice work!!

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    Whoo, that's interesting tool james, excellent work from what I see on video. Now go and make another one but for CORE .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Whoo, that's interesting tool james, excellent work from what I see on video. Now go and make another one but for CORE .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Whoo, that's interesting tool james, excellent work from what I see on video. Now go and make another one but for CORE .
    I may just do that when time permits, would be good for stresstesting Core's mesh handling.
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    Played with the demo a bit, and I must say that it is sweet!! Hopefully I can buy it in a few weeks after I get payed by a client.

 

 
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