[Addon] Duplicate Tools


(nedrops) #1

I made addon.This addon allows to replace the selected face with the instance of the selected mesh.
Download:


ArtStation:

The object to replace need to have its origin at the center.
The face to be replaced need to be parallel to axis.



(Safetyman) #2

Neato – I’ll have to try this out. Thanks.


(sceyefeye) #3

Looks very useful and fun, will try it out


(Darcvizer) #4

Many thanks, very useful tool!


(IPv6) #5

Looks like “dupliFaces” feature of Blender - or i miss something?
Btw, there is similar plugin named “Tissue”, in default Blender addons. It can use any quad (even distorted) for clone orientation, can create very interesting results too.


(soul) #6

Very interesting. Could you place it on github ?


(Peetie) #7

Got it to work, but I had to experiment with the bl_info. And it appears under a tab of another addon I didn’t expect it to appear.
But great idea. Works well. Thanks!


(urkokul) #8

Good work. Thanks for sharing


(Peetie) #9

I played with it for a while, and realize this is a really powerful tool.
It encourage a modulair modelling approach and its memory friendly.
What I did is making first some assets, like 1x1 tiles with combinations of insets, bevels, ridges, spikes etc.
Later on you can edit the duplicates anywhere if need.

The only thing I had to keep an eye on is to give a proper name for the assets under the “Data Object Data” tab to find my assets easily back.

Looks simple but a must have addon.


(nedrops) #10

Thank you.
Sorry. I’m not familar with github.
GitHubGist here:


(nedrops) #11

Thank you.
Sorry. I’m not familar with github.
GitHubGist here:
https://gist.github.com/nedrops/70a6…5358820438f5ba


(AngryCat) #12

It looks very promising. And there is a lot in common with such plug-ins as AMT Mesh Blend for Maya and the Polystein Kit of Modo. Maybe you need to copy some of the functionality from them?


(Oyster) #13

nice addons
it could be better if the code lives in https://www.github.com. So the author and user can reach the latest version easily.


(micro26) #14

Thanks man! couldnt install it can share a how to install it. I use the official 2.9.b

I tried install addon from both zip and .py but couldnt make it work.


(djwaterman) #15

Same here.


(uruburei) #16

I can install but it does not appear in the list of addons in user preferences


(nedrops) #17

Sorry.I don’t know why it does not appear in the list of addons.
I have been testing this Addon in 2.79b windows 64bit zip version.


(uruburei) #18

I discovered the problem. I’m not used to activating the TESTING tab in ADDONS. thank you anyway.


(micro26) #19

Thats it! Thx man very useful.