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research should help bring together various

improvements.

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N.P. Karapatis, J.-P.S. van Griethuysen and R. Glardon

Rapid Prototyping Journal

Volume 4 · Number 2 · 1998 · 77–89

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All the scripts are hoteky based, or at least I very recommend to put them on to shortcuts. Watch the tutorial videos to get know how they work.

NEW FEATURES: (description below. tutorial videos under the link, or on the youtube channel)

UPDATES / BUGFIXES:

The package contains the following scripts:

RAPID TOOLS:

rapidQCap v2.0 is a bilinear interpolation base quad capping tool, that let’s you cap the desired border edges. The tool is very simple to use as always. Just select the border, and press the hotkey. If the tool can’t find the corner vertices, you can select them manually. The v2.0 version has been extended by a corner searching algorithm, and the whole script works on multiple selection as well.

rapidMeshCleanUp is a pretty usefule mesh cleanup tool, that searches for the following:

The script runs through the mesh, puts an Edit Poly modifier named from the anomaly and selects them.

rapidNGonSolver has been designed to solve the hexagons, octagons and concave faces left behind by Quad Chamfer.

rapidQuadConnect is a way of connecting edges properly. If two rings cross each other, it create quads instead of 4 triangles. It also properly connects corners, where ring changes direction.

rapidRTConform is designed to conform one mesh to another. It is possible to conform just the base of the mesh, if you made your modifications on an EditPoly modifier. You can also change the vertex projection directions based on surface normals.

rapidSoftSelectionManager is designed to save softSelections and load them back. You can also make different kind of operations with selections, like adding, substracting, multiplying and dividing selections.

rapidSplineFFD is a tool that is deisnged by other scripters as well. This variant of splineFFD that let’s you control your loops by splines, and adds additional functionality that let’s you control the distribution of vertexes over the spline. It also let’s you easily save the splines for later use, until the toplogy or vertex order does not change.

rapidVertSplitter creates a topology like inset.

rapidToolsMenuGenerator collects all of the rapidTools scripts and creates a menu for them.

FAST TOOLS SNIPPETS:

  1. fastAttach — (select and attach)
  2. factBridge — (bridge to hotkey without dialog)
  3. fastBorderSelect — (let’s you the select the selection border. Selection to selection border)
  4. fastEdgeLoopReguralizer — (edge loop regularizer that makes a loop round, working with Edit Poly as well)
  5. fastEdgeWeightRegularizer — (reduce edge weight so, it avoids the possibility of overlapping faces)
  6. fastExtrude — (single click extrude like edge extrude)
  7. fastMassiveOBJExporter — (Save max file, than run the script. Exports every selected objects into individual OBJ files)
  8. fastPanelizer — (creates simple panels into surfaces, separate them, and sets up the smoothing groups for quadChamfering)
  9. fastPutWorkingPivot — (locks the working pivot where seleciton pivot is in vertex mode)
  10. fastPutObject — (scatters the desired object(s) all over the selected vertices, if there are more objects you want to scatter, just group them, to get a randomized scatter)
  11. fastWorkingPivot — (it aligns the orientation of the pivot to face normals)
  12. fastZeroWeld — (it performs a simple weld with 0,001 threshold)
  13. fastZeroWeldElement — (does the same, but avoids mergeing different elements)

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Hi! I first wanted to make this script pack commercial, but later I decided, to make them free, because I realized I’m not a business man, and I’m much more pleased with a few thanks… 🙂 The script pack contains a couple of things I’m using for my modeling pipeline, made especially for quad modeling. But let the videos talking instead of me! Enjoy! 🙂 You can download the pack from my website… 😉

All the scripts are hoteky based, or at least I very recommend to put them on to shortcuts. Watch the tutorial videos to get know how they work.

NEW FEATURES: (description below. tutorial videos under the link, or on the youtube channel)

UPDATES / BUGFIXES:

The package contains the following scripts:

RAPID TOOLS:

rapidQCap v2.0 is a bilinear interpolation base quad capping tool, that let’s you cap the desired border edges. The tool is very simple to use as always. Just select the border, and press the hotkey. If the tool can’t find the corner vertices, you can select them manually. The v2.0 version has been extended by a corner searching algorithm, and the whole script works on multiple selection as well.

rapidMeshCleanUp is a pretty usefule mesh cleanup tool, that searches for the following:

The script runs through the mesh, puts an Edit Poly modifier named from the anomaly and selects them.

rapidNGonSolver has been designed to solve the hexagons, octagons and concave faces left behind by Quad Chamfer.

rapidQuadConnect is a way of connecting edges properly. If two rings cross each other, it create quads instead of 4 triangles. It also properly connects corners, where ring changes direction.

rapidRTConform is designed to conform one mesh to another. It is possible to conform just the base of the mesh, if you made your modifications on an EditPoly modifier. You can also change the vertex projection directions based on surface normals.

rapidSoftSelectionManager is designed to save softSelections and load them back. You can also make different kind of operations with selections, like adding, substracting, multiplying and dividing selections.

rapidSplineFFD is a tool that is deisnged by other scripters as well. This variant of splineFFD that let’s you control your loops by splines, and adds additional functionality that let’s you control the distribution of vertexes over the spline. It also let’s you easily save the splines for later use, until the toplogy or vertex order does not change.

rapidVertSplitter creates a topology like inset.

rapidToolsMenuGenerator collects all of the rapidTools scripts and creates a menu for them.

FAST TOOLS SNIPPETS:

  1. fastAttach — (select and attach)
  2. factBridge — (bridge to hotkey without dialog)
  3. fastBorderSelect — (let’s you the select the selection border. Selection to selection border)
  4. fastEdgeLoopReguralizer — (edge loop regularizer that makes a loop round, working with Edit Poly as well)
  5. fastEdgeWeightRegularizer — (reduce edge weight so, it avoids the possibility of overlapping faces)
  6. fastExtrude — (single click extrude like edge extrude)
  7. fastMassiveOBJExporter — (Save max file, than run the script. Exports every selected objects into individual OBJ files)
  8. fastPanelizer — (creates simple panels into surfaces, separate them, and sets up the smoothing groups for quadChamfering)
  9. fastPutWorkingPivot — (locks the working pivot where seleciton pivot is in vertex mode)
  10. fastPutObject — (scatters the desired object(s) all over the selected vertices, if there are more objects you want to scatter, just group them, to get a randomized scatter)
  11. fastWorkingPivot — (it aligns the orientation of the pivot to face normals)
  12. fastZeroWeld — (it performs a simple weld with 0,001 threshold)
  13. fastZeroWeldElement — (does the same, but avoids mergeing different elements)

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Hi! I first wanted to make this script pack commercial, but later I decided, to make them free, because I realized I’m not a business man, and I’m much more pleased with a few thanks… 🙂 The script pack contains a couple of things I’m using for my modeling pipeline, made especially for quad modeling. But let the videos talking instead of me! Enjoy! 🙂 You can download the pack from my website… 😉

All the scripts are hoteky based, or at least I very recommend to put them on to shortcuts. Watch the tutorial videos to get know how they work.

NEW FEATURES: (description below. tutorial videos under the link, or on the youtube channel)

UPDATES / BUGFIXES:

The package contains the following scripts:

RAPID TOOLS:

rapidQCap v2.0 is a bilinear interpolation base quad capping tool, that let’s you cap the desired border edges. The tool is very simple to use as always. Just select the border, and press the hotkey. If the tool can’t find the corner vertices, you can select them manually. The v2.0 version has been extended by a corner searching algorithm, and the whole script works on multiple selection as well.

rapidMeshCleanUp is a pretty usefule mesh cleanup tool, that searches for the following:

The script runs through the mesh, puts an Edit Poly modifier named from the anomaly and selects them.

rapidNGonSolver has been designed to solve the hexagons, octagons and concave faces left behind by Quad Chamfer.

rapidQuadConnect is a way of connecting edges properly. If two rings cross each other, it create quads instead of 4 triangles. It also properly connects corners, where ring changes direction.

rapidRTConform is designed to conform one mesh to another. It is possible to conform just the base of the mesh, if you made your modifications on an EditPoly modifier. You can also change the vertex projection directions based on surface normals.

rapidSoftSelectionManager is designed to save softSelections and load them back. You can also make different kind of operations with selections, like adding, substracting, multiplying and dividing selections.

rapidSplineFFD is a tool that is deisnged by other scripters as well. This variant of splineFFD that let’s you control your loops by splines, and adds additional functionality that let’s you control the distribution of vertexes over the spline. It also let’s you easily save the splines for later use, until the toplogy or vertex order does not change.

rapidVertSplitter creates a topology like inset.

rapidToolsMenuGenerator collects all of the rapidTools scripts and creates a menu for them.

FAST TOOLS SNIPPETS:

  1. fastAttach — (select and attach)
  2. factBridge — (bridge to hotkey without dialog)
  3. fastBorderSelect — (let’s you the select the selection border. Selection to selection border)
  4. fastEdgeLoopReguralizer — (edge loop regularizer that makes a loop round, working with Edit Poly as well)
  5. fastEdgeWeightRegularizer — (reduce edge weight so, it avoids the possibility of overlapping faces)
  6. fastExtrude — (single click extrude like edge extrude)
  7. fastMassiveOBJExporter — (Save max file, than run the script. Exports every selected objects into individual OBJ files)
  8. fastPanelizer — (creates simple panels into surfaces, separate them, and sets up the smoothing groups for quadChamfering)
  9. fastPutWorkingPivot — (locks the working pivot where seleciton pivot is in vertex mode)
  10. fastPutObject — (scatters the desired object(s) all over the selected vertices, if there are more objects you want to scatter, just group them, to get a randomized scatter)
  11. fastWorkingPivot — (it aligns the orientation of the pivot to face normals)
  12. fastZeroWeld — (it performs a simple weld with 0,001 threshold)
  13. fastZeroWeldElement — (does the same, but avoids mergeing different elements)

§

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votes

The Download is now live on the rapidTools website!

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Hi! I first wanted to make this script pack commercial, but later I decided, to make them free, because I realized I’m not a business man, and I’m much more pleased with a few thanks… 🙂 The script pack contains a couple of things I’m using for my modeling pipeline, made especially for quad modeling. But let the videos talking instead of me! Enjoy! 🙂 You can download the pack from my website… 😉

All the scripts are hoteky based, or at least I very recommend to put them on to shortcuts. Watch the tutorial videos to get know how they work.

NEW FEATURES: (description below. tutorial videos under the link, or on the youtube channel)

UPDATES / BUGFIXES:

The package contains the following scripts:

RAPID TOOLS:

rapidQCap v2.0 is a bilinear interpolation base quad capping tool, that let’s you cap the desired border edges. The tool is very simple to use as always. Just select the border, and press the hotkey. If the tool can’t find the corner vertices, you can select them manually. The v2.0 version has been extended by a corner searching algorithm, and the whole script works on multiple selection as well.

rapidMeshCleanUp is a pretty usefule mesh cleanup tool, that searches for the following:

The script runs through the mesh, puts an Edit Poly modifier named from the anomaly and selects them.

rapidNGonSolver has been designed to solve the hexagons, octagons and concave faces left behind by Quad Chamfer.

rapidQuadConnect is a way of connecting edges properly. If two rings cross each other, it create quads instead of 4 triangles. It also properly connects corners, where ring changes direction.

rapidRTConform is designed to conform one mesh to another. It is possible to conform just the base of the mesh, if you made your modifications on an EditPoly modifier. You can also change the vertex projection directions based on surface normals.

rapidSoftSelectionManager is designed to save softSelections and load them back. You can also make different kind of operations with selections, like adding, substracting, multiplying and dividing selections.

rapidSplineFFD is a tool that is deisnged by other scripters as well. This variant of splineFFD that let’s you control your loops by splines, and adds additional functionality that let’s you control the distribution of vertexes over the spline. It also let’s you easily save the splines for later use, until the toplogy or vertex order does not change.

rapidVertSplitter creates a topology like inset.

rapidToolsMenuGenerator collects all of the rapidTools scripts and creates a menu for them.

FAST TOOLS SNIPPETS:

  1. fastAttach — (select and attach)
  2. factBridge — (bridge to hotkey without dialog)
  3. fastBorderSelect — (let’s you the select the selection border. Selection to selection border)
  4. fastEdgeLoopReguralizer — (edge loop regularizer that makes a loop round, working with Edit Poly as well)
  5. fastEdgeWeightRegularizer — (reduce edge weight so, it avoids the possibility of overlapping faces)
  6. fastExtrude — (single click extrude like edge extrude)
  7. fastMassiveOBJExporter — (Save max file, than run the script. Exports every selected objects into individual OBJ files)
  8. fastPanelizer — (creates simple panels into surfaces, separate them, and sets up the smoothing groups for quadChamfering)
  9. fastPutWorkingPivot — (locks the working pivot where seleciton pivot is in vertex mode)
  10. fastPutObject — (scatters the desired object(s) all over the selected vertices, if there are more objects you want to scatter, just group them, to get a randomized scatter)
  11. fastWorkingPivot — (it aligns the orientation of the pivot to face normals)
  12. fastZeroWeld — (it performs a simple weld with 0,001 threshold)
  13. fastZeroWeldElement — (does the same, but avoids mergeing different elements)

§

29
votes

The Download is now live on the rapidTools website!

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Hi! I first wanted to make this script pack commercial, but later I decided, to make them free, because I realized I’m not a business man, and I’m much more pleased with a few thanks… 🙂 The script pack contains a couple of things I’m using for my modeling pipeline, made especially for quad modeling. But let the videos talking instead of me! Enjoy! 🙂 You can download the pack from my website… 😉

All the scripts are hoteky based, or at least I very recommend to put them on to shortcuts. Watch the tutorial videos to get know how they work.

NEW FEATURES: (description below. tutorial videos under the link, or on the youtube channel)

UPDATES / BUGFIXES:

The package contains the following scripts:

RAPID TOOLS:

rapidQCap v2.0 is a bilinear interpolation base quad capping tool, that let’s you cap the desired border edges. The tool is very simple to use as always. Just select the border, and press the hotkey. If the tool can’t find the corner vertices, you can select them manually. The v2.0 version has been extended by a corner searching algorithm, and the whole script works on multiple selection as well.

rapidMeshCleanUp is a pretty usefule mesh cleanup tool, that searches for the following:

The script runs through the mesh, puts an Edit Poly modifier named from the anomaly and selects them.

rapidNGonSolver has been designed to solve the hexagons, octagons and concave faces left behind by Quad Chamfer.

rapidQuadConnect is a way of connecting edges properly. If two rings cross each other, it create quads instead of 4 triangles. It also properly connects corners, where ring changes direction.

rapidRTConform is designed to conform one mesh to another. It is possible to conform just the base of the mesh, if you made your modifications on an EditPoly modifier. You can also change the vertex projection directions based on surface normals.

rapidSoftSelectionManager is designed to save softSelections and load them back. You can also make different kind of operations with selections, like adding, substracting, multiplying and dividing selections.

rapidSplineFFD is a tool that is deisnged by other scripters as well. This variant of splineFFD that let’s you control your loops by splines, and adds additional functionality that let’s you control the distribution of vertexes over the spline. It also let’s you easily save the splines for later use, until the toplogy or vertex order does not change.

rapidVertSplitter creates a topology like inset.

rapidToolsMenuGenerator collects all of the rapidTools scripts and creates a menu for them.

FAST TOOLS SNIPPETS:

  1. fastAttach — (select and attach)
  2. factBridge — (bridge to hotkey without dialog)
  3. fastBorderSelect — (let’s you the select the selection border. Selection to selection border)
  4. fastEdgeLoopReguralizer — (edge loop regularizer that makes a loop round, working with Edit Poly as well)
  5. fastEdgeWeightRegularizer — (reduce edge weight so, it avoids the possibility of overlapping faces)
  6. fastExtrude — (single click extrude like edge extrude)
  7. fastMassiveOBJExporter — (Save max file, than run the script. Exports every selected objects into individual OBJ files)
  8. fastPanelizer — (creates simple panels into surfaces, separate them, and sets up the smoothing groups for quadChamfering)
  9. fastPutWorkingPivot — (locks the working pivot where seleciton pivot is in vertex mode)
  10. fastPutObject — (scatters the desired object(s) all over the selected vertices, if there are more objects you want to scatter, just group them, to get a randomized scatter)
  11. fastWorkingPivot — (it aligns the orientation of the pivot to face normals)
  12. fastZeroWeld — (it performs a simple weld with 0,001 threshold)
  13. fastZeroWeldElement — (does the same, but avoids mergeing different elements)

§

29
votes

The Download is now live on the rapidTools website!

*** WEBSITE AVAILABLE FROM BRAZIL AND CHINA AGAIN ***

Hi! I first wanted to make this script pack commercial, but later I decided, to make them free, because I realized I’m not a business man, and I’m much more pleased with a few thanks… 🙂 The script pack contains a couple of things I’m using for my modeling pipeline, made especially for quad modeling. But let the videos talking instead of me! Enjoy! 🙂 You can download the pack from my website… 😉

All the scripts are hoteky based, or at least I very recommend to put them on to shortcuts. Watch the tutorial videos to get know how they work.

NEW FEATURES: (description below. tutorial videos under the link, or on the youtube channel)

UPDATES / BUGFIXES:

The package contains the following scripts:

RAPID TOOLS:

rapidQCap v2.0 is a bilinear interpolation base quad capping tool, that let’s you cap the desired border edges. The tool is very simple to use as always. Just select the border, and press the hotkey. If the tool can’t find the corner vertices, you can select them manually. The v2.0 version has been extended by a corner searching algorithm, and the whole script works on multiple selection as well.

rapidMeshCleanUp is a pretty usefule mesh cleanup tool, that searches for the following:

The script runs through the mesh, puts an Edit Poly modifier named from the anomaly and selects them.

rapidNGonSolver has been designed to solve the hexagons, octagons and concave faces left behind by Quad Chamfer.

rapidQuadConnect is a way of connecting edges properly. If two rings cross each other, it create quads instead of 4 triangles. It also properly connects corners, where ring changes direction.

rapidRTConform is designed to conform one mesh to another. It is possible to conform just the base of the mesh, if you made your modifications on an EditPoly modifier. You can also change the vertex projection directions based on surface normals.

rapidSoftSelectionManager is designed to save softSelections and load them back. You can also make different kind of operations with selections, like adding, substracting, multiplying and dividing selections.

rapidSplineFFD is a tool that is deisnged by other scripters as well. This variant of splineFFD that let’s you control your loops by splines, and adds additional functionality that let’s you control the distribution of vertexes over the spline. It also let’s you easily save the splines for later use, until the toplogy or vertex order does not change.

rapidVertSplitter creates a topology like inset.

rapidToolsMenuGenerator collects all of the rapidTools scripts and creates a menu for them.

FAST TOOLS SNIPPETS:

  1. fastAttach — (select and attach)
  2. factBridge — (bridge to hotkey without dialog)
  3. fastBorderSelect — (let’s you the select the selection border. Selection to selection border)
  4. fastEdgeLoopReguralizer — (edge loop regularizer that makes a loop round, working with Edit Poly as well)
  5. fastEdgeWeightRegularizer — (reduce edge weight so, it avoids the possibility of overlapping faces)
  6. fastExtrude — (single click extrude like edge extrude)
  7. fastMassiveOBJExporter — (Save max file, than run the script. Exports every selected objects into individual OBJ files)
  8. fastPanelizer — (creates simple panels into surfaces, separate them, and sets up the smoothing groups for quadChamfering)
  9. fastPutWorkingPivot — (locks the working pivot where seleciton pivot is in vertex mode)
  10. fastPutObject — (scatters the desired object(s) all over the selected vertices, if there are more objects you want to scatter, just group them, to get a randomized scatter)
  11. fastWorkingPivot — (it aligns the orientation of the pivot to face normals)
  12. fastZeroWeld — (it performs a simple weld with 0,001 threshold)
  13. fastZeroWeldElement — (does the same, but avoids mergeing different elements)

Быстрая оснастка — rapid tooling — qaz.wiki

Rapid tooling ( RT ) означает производство в сжатые сроки. Одним из основных преимуществ быстрой торговли инструментами является сокращение времени и стоимости продукта. Поскольку быстрые инструменты являются быстрыми и легко воспроизводимыми, для готовых инструментов требуется меньше запасов. Эти инструменты будут производиться по запросу и доступны практически сразу. Специальные инструменты или инструменты, поставщик которых больше не существует на рынке, могут быть воспроизведены без больших усилий по проектированию и производству. Однако недостатком является то, что это не так точно, а также сокращает срок службы продукта.

Инструменты Rapid в основном используются для конкретных нужд, включая создание прототипов и устранение существующих проблем. Быстрое прототипирование не часто используется для крупномасштабных и долгосрочных операций с деталями. Тем не менее, быстрые инструменты начинают использоваться для создания форм для коммерческих операций, потому что промежуток времени между началом и окончанием настолько мал, и поскольку файл САПР — единственное, что нужно на стадии проектирования. Поскольку альтернативные методы требуют драгоценного времени и ресурсов, быстрая оснастка позволяет быстро создавать формы для требуемых продуктов. Это позволяет компаниям быстро создавать коммерческие продукты благодаря достижениям в области быстрого прототипирования .

Кроме того, быстрый набор инструментов обеспечивает настройку, необходимую для личных приложений. Вместо утомительных измерений методом проб и ошибок процессы быстрого прототипирования позволяют ученым и врачам сканировать и оцифровывать объект или пациента. Затем, пропустив его через программу САПР, можно создать индивидуальную форму для решения проблемы. Пример этой процедуры для стоматологических пациентов. Первоначально для изготовления орального применения использовался альгинатный слепок или восковая фиксация, чтобы зубы соответствовали форме. Благодаря новым достижениям врачи могут сканировать зубные дуги, чтобы правильно и быстро сделать слепок из силикона для пациента. Это позволяет повысить точность и более точно настраивать пресс-форму в будущем.

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