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Old 24-01-2010, 04:48 AM   #1
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In 3DS Max there is a plugin or script called Paint Hair Floater (Placement Tool) that allows you to select a piece of geometry and then use a target icon to place that geo all over your model (aka rivet or screw shapes). So, you have to select your rivet or screw geo and then all you have to do is click on your model and your selected geo gets placed.

My question is does Maya have a MEL script that does the same thing or something similar?
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hmm...im not expert in mel, but this sounds pretty straight forward,if the model is placed on the faces or at the vertices of the target mesh.

i dont think u will find this kind of simple script so easily.Some might have made it, but this is too simple to publish.
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Not sure what its called but if you download the bonus tools from Autodesk's webby there is a tool that does just that.

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Something like this? http://3dtotal.com/team/Tutorials/ob...g/object01.php

Script is here: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/do...metrypaint-mel
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Thanks a bunch guys.

Nextdesign, that is exactly what I was looking for, thanks a lot for helping me out.
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Actually just found a newer script with less limitations...
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/do...sc/c/sppaint3d

This one works just like the placement tool in Max. Now I can place a ton of rivets or screws or nuts all over a hard surface model in minutes.
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Originally Posted by rbrtsn View Post
In 3DS Max there is a plugin or script called Paint Hair Floater (Placement Tool) that allows you to select a piece of geometry and then use a target icon to place that geo all over your model (aka rivet or screw shapes). So, you have to select your rivet or screw geo and then all you have to do is click on your model and your selected geo gets placed.

My question is does Maya have a MEL script that does the same thing or something similar?
Hello I am a Chinese. My English is not good.I see in the tutorial(In 3DS Max there is a plugin or script called Paint Hair Floater (Placement Tool))I am looking for a long time.But China not found.so I try so hard to find .If you see.Can you give me a copy?I will thank you very much.Please
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