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    Default Populate:Terrain released! Create and retopologize terrain surfaces

    Here is my latest script.
    I'm working on something bigger and this is like a side product of some algorithms I'm researching.
    I find it pretty useful personally (as opposed to some of my scripts that I never use myself )








    This is not a general use retopologizing (is this a word?) tool. The limitation is that it operates in world space only, with the Z axis up. That's why I'm targeting it at terrain modelling. Basically it wraps a grid onto any surface, or spline cage (contour lines), and trims the result, looking from the top.
    Since the grid is always aligned to X/Y, it's very easy to select rows of vertices for further modeling.

    Anyway, here is the download:

    Populate:Terrain

    I'm looking forward to feedback and suggestions!
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    Default Re: Populate:Terrain released! Create and retopologize terrain surfaces

    Nice one, just downloaded it, will let you know how I go

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Populate:Terrain released! Create and retopologize terrain surfaces

    This looks great - very handy. Thanks for sharing!

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    Just played a little and what a great tool. Just what I need

    thanks

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    Default Re: Populate:Terrain released! Create and retopologize terrain surfaces

    Indeed. I'm always amazed about the magic what small scripts can do. I can't live without some of them.
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    Default Re: Populate:Terrain released! Create and retopologize terrain surfaces

    Fantastic script this, what a useful tool. I'll definitely benefit from it!

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    Marc,
    First off Sorry for offtop
    Please update your billboard manager,
    I really miss it.
    Please!

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    Default Re: Populate:Terrain released! Create and retopologize terrain surfaces

    Quote Originally Posted by 1rv View Post
    Marc,
    First off Sorry for offtop
    Please update your billboard manager,
    I really miss it.
    Please!
    You mean, Tree Shop?
    I think it still works, but 3ds max 2010 started breaking the installing procedure.
    I have plans for a scattering tool with similar functionality, but not longer targeted at trees, since everything is 3d trees now, and Forest Lite is a great free tool for that.
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    Default Re: Populate:Terrain released! Create and retopologize terrain surfaces

    oops sorry the Treeshop.. exactly!
    I could not make it work in 2010.
    Now I'm on 2012 and it does not work there.
    I used it mainly for people entourage (not for the trees- you 're absolutely right).
    The tree shop was bug free and it's a pity you discontinued it.
    Last edited by 1rv; September 8th, 2011 at 01:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Populate:Terrain released! Create and retopologize terrain surfaces

    Nice piece of script !

    Thxx

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