I created this addon which creates a lattice and lets you edit your meshes with the lattice quickly. This is proof of concept/working model however I am intending to make it more advanced when I more time.
Sometimes the bounding box may not fit well into your selection, so you probably will need to edit your lattice object in object level manually. However it is vastly easier than doing all by hand. Right now the size and the direction of the lattice calculated based on simple bounding box, but it will respect to rotations at object level. I probably will implement a selection aligned version later.
Here is a quick video that shows basic points of the addon.
This addon creates
- the lattice object
- associated lattice deformer
- and associated temporary selection weight group
how to use
-Install the addon as usual
-Select some verts in edit mode
-Press space bar and type “easy” as you type it will show up in the list
-It will create the lattice based on the selection and put you in lattice edit mode.
-Once you are done you can either apply the modifier yourself, or if you create a new easy lattice it will apply the previous one and create a new one.
You can also use it with full selection mode (all verts selected) to create a lattice that covers the whole thing
EDIT 5_3_2013 7:50pm :
I added v0.6 please download the “release” version of the addon in the src folder.