Auto Mirror [Blender2.8 ver]

I thought this was merged into Blender and in a 2.81 nightly build I only find 2.52???

Oops … Sorry.
It seemed that the gumroad wasn’t saved properly.
I uploaded it again, so check the “mesh_auto_mirror_2-8_ver2-7” file.

I currently support the version branched from the built-in add-on.

Time series

  1. In Blender ~2.79 - There was AutoMirror addon by Lapineige.
  2. In Blender 2.80a - Lapineige was not supported
  3. In Blender 2.80a - I supported
  4. In Blender 2.80 - The version I supported has been merged into the built-in add-on

Now
Added functions version is supported on gumroad.
It is not yet merge with the built-in add-on.

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Thanks for pointing this out as somehow I had it in my mind that updates were now only available in the builds and not at Gumroad. Updated and happy.

Hi,
Useful addon thanks a lot! What do think about something like this ?

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To me, that sounds like a good idea on first thought as it saves one click, but there are several drawbacks:

  • There is always an axis selected, even before using it : you can’t easily guess that you need to click on “X” to apply the mirror.
  • On first use, it can be very confusing to select an axis (probably the first action you do), and see something happening… and in fact, “Toggle Edit” is not activated by default (and I don’t think it’s a good idea), which means you don’t even see something happening… which will probably result in some frustrating consequences on your model.
  • It doesn’t “split” the buttons between “options” and “action” buttons. It’s unclear whereas you click on some button and it will do something, or not.

That said, I think adding a “-X / -Y / -Z axis” row is very good. It would save one click for some action, and maybe make it clearer (or just the same as right now).

Thanks for your feedback :slightly_smiling_face:

ver2.7.1 Updated

Improved menu

Added

■ Added “Quick Axis” button

Run AutoMirror immediately on a different axis than the setting.

Changed

■ Improved menu

Boxed options and added some explanations.
The menu has been changed so that mirrors can be used for objects other than mesh objects.

■ Changed to disable keymap registration by default

Added support for users who do not require keymap registration.
Users who need keymap registration should enable the checkbox in the add-on settings.

Bug fixes

■ Fixed to the internal name of the “Use Clip” option was not correct

This change will initialize the state of the “Use Clip” option in the existing project file.

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The part pointed out in ver2.7.1 was changed.
As lapineige pointed out, it was difficult to distinguish between options, so we covered the option item and left the previous button.
We adopted the buttons for the positive and negative options because it seemed reasonable.
Thank you for your opinion.

Thank you! Realy nice improvements.

Hi,
Sorry for the late reply… Thank you for your work, it’s a good point to have now direct access to positive and negative instead of dropdown! Not sure about the new design because it takes more vertical space but that’s not a big deal:
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ver2.8.0 The menu can be changed after execution.

Added

  • AutoMirror can be changed after execution
  • MirrorMirror now supports grease pencil

Changed

  • Compact menu
  • Enclosed in a box for easy classification
  • Internally organized source code
    • Because the option name has been changed, the Auto Mirror settings of the existing project will be initialized
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Awesome job💪