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    Question Is there a Zero Weight plugin?

    Is there a plugin (or feature I missed in LW2020) that you can select a weightmap or series of weightmaps and it can add a Map value of 0% automatically to any unweighted points in the selected layers?

    I know I can select the weight maps one by one - do a Select by Map, Invert the Points (to get the unweighted points), and then Set Map value to 0% - but surely there is a faster way when you have a bunch of maps you need to do this to?

    thanks!

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    Aren't unweighted points are already at 0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Parsons View Post
    Aren't unweighted points are already at 0?
    No. They are "unmapped".

    I made plugin which is showing which vertexes are unmapped:

    Useful for character animators..
    It's part of TrueArt's Modeling Pack http://modelingpack.trueart.eu

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    There's also 3rd Powers Paint Weights.
    www.3rdpowers.com

    There are a couple Edit menu drop-downs that I use a lot for my furred critters for trimming weights.
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    Is there a Zero Weight plugin?
    not as far as i know,

    tho' Ma3rk might be onto something.
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    thanks everyone. I thought there used to be an LScript that does that. But I guess not. I'll have a closer look at these plugins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    No. They are "unmapped".

    I made plugin which is showing which vertexes are unmapped:

    Useful for character animators..
    It's part of TrueArt's Modeling Pack http://modelingpack.trueart.eu
    Thanks for your knowledge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sami View Post
    thanks everyone. I thought there used to be an LScript that does that. But I guess not. I'll have a closer look at these plugins.
    If you need one, the lScript or Python should be trivial to write.
    To be sure, you basically want it to scan the model; if the vertex doesn't have the selected map mapped to it, you want it to be mapped and assigned a value of 0.00, correct?
    Or should it work on selected points as well?
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    To be sure, you basically want it to scan the model; if the vertex doesn't have the selected map mapped to it, you want it to be mapped and assigned a value of 0.00, correct?
    from my understanding, yup.

    EDIT;
    found a plugin that kicks it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post

    from my understanding, yup.

    EDIT;
    found a plugin that kicks it...

    Thanks Kryslin & eriklas - I will check out Combine Weightmaps and snag some code from it. or I will see if I can use that with code from this other script i found - but I'm not sure where it came from or who made it. This script did the opposite of what I wanted - it takes Zero weighted points and unmaps them. I also wanted a plugin that does all this to multiple maps in one click and provides clear feedback of what it is doing/did. If I write that I'll share it. But here's the other semi-relevant script I just found:

    ClearZPinWMaps.zip
    Beware I haven't tested it in Modeler 2020 yet - so maybe only use it on temp objects first.

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