View Full Version : Must have free plugins/hottest plug ins/standalone apps!

09-05-2003, 06:19 AM
I recently download SKA (a sss free plugin ) and started thinking -
What are the coolest free plugins avaible right now? And what are the best "paid" plug ins (I know some - sasquacht, g2, hd instance, impact, etc). I knew a specific program for fluid dynamics - realflow - waw, thatīs gorgeous!

What would you suggest?

09-05-2003, 06:42 AM
Best free plugins...

David Ikeda's Powertools (http://www.davidikeda.com/)
DStorm's Edge Tools (http://www.dstorm.co.jp/dslib/index-e.html), and many more from DStorm really...
Most plugins from Ichikawa (http://www.infoseek.livedoor.com/~f_ichikawa/)
And offcourse Erkki Halkka's plugpak (http://www.kolumbus.fi/erkki.halkka/plugpak/)...

Many more small tools, but i'll be buggered to put 'm all down here...above are the ones i use most...

Best paid plugins...hmmm...probably anything from Worley (http://www.worley.com) (G2, Taft and Polk series, Sasquatch)

09-05-2003, 07:33 AM
I had the same idea for this thread, a one stop shop of the really useful tried and tested plugins and apps for LightWave, along with links to downloads.

Here are some I find very useful . . .

Plugin Name : rounder.p
Type : Modeler / Commercial
Description : Fillets corners / points on geometry
Author : Richard Brak
Website : http://www.richardbrak.net/Rounder/index.html

Plugin Name : ikedalw.p (Power Tools)
Type : Modeler / Free
Description : Suite of handy modeling tools
Author : David Ikeda
Website : http://www.davidikeda.com/

Plugin Name : Various
Type : Modeler / Free / Shareware
Description : 2Point Info, R_Bridge and LOADS more!
Author : Ume "Pictrix"
Website : http://plaza17.mbn.or.jp/~PICTRIX/index2.html

Plugin Name : Various
Type : Modeler / Free
Description : Align to Rail, PivotBB, Set Point Position and many more!
Author : Carl Merritt
Website : http://www.m2estudios.com/plugins.html

Plugin Name : stl_io.p
Type : Modeler / Commercial (not yet available on website)
Description : Load & save STL (STereoLithography) files
Author : Michael "LightWolf" Wolf
Website : http://www.gadget.de/

Plugin Name : pmode.p / pmodedt.p
Type : Free
Description : Toggle between point and poly mode only
Author : Kevin MacPhail
Website : http://www.pixelpotential.com/

Plugin Name : yo_wslider.p
Type : Modeler / Free?
Description : A nice weight slider tool
Author : Yoichiro
Website : http://www.opnotic.com/plugins/yo_wslider.p

Plugin Name : FamilyClone.ls
Type : Layout / Free
Description : Good clone tool, despite it's interface ;)
Author : Faulknermano
Website : http://thespread.ghostoutpost.com/

Plugin Name : RopeRig
Type : Layout / Free
Description : Simple bone setup tool
Author : Samuel Kvaalen
Website : http://mapage.noos.fr/samuelLK/Plugins/RopeRig/Tutorial.html

Plugin Name : Layout Clone
Type : Layout / Free
Description : Loads and places objects from folder onto points
Author : Nir Hermoni
Website : http://www.hermoni.com/ (down)

That's all for now!


09-08-2003, 06:49 AM
thanx you all!

09-08-2003, 07:04 AM
Here's another one for you (my favourite of all):


It'll add bevels to those edges you forgot. It's free too! :)



09-08-2003, 07:08 AM
thanx you all!

08-13-2006, 03:44 PM
Very sorry for bump, replied to wrong thread (oops)

But now that I've screwed up, I might as well post the info here.
Here is a plug that will remove the "edges" spacebar selection mode.