Blender currently lacks the functionality to save dynatopo sculpt masks. Even though this can be done with a hacky method its confusing for most.
This add-on allows saving masks as vertexgroups and coverting vertex groups to masks.
Thanks to Psy-fi for his hint on bpy api.
Thanks to Stan Pancakes for Cutom Data Layer Access patch.
Thanks to Ideasman42 for review / patch commit.
Mask Tools : Mask Tools v.035
Update 07 / 14 / 2015 : Uploaded v.035
— v.035 Update Log —
- Bugfix on script after 2.75a Blender release
— v.03 Update Log —
Addon now supports Cavity Masking
Addon now supports Edge Masking
Addon now supports Smooth All Mask
Note : Cavity and Edge Masking is computationally heavy. If your sculpt vertex count is greater than 100k make sure to save your work before using it. Also wait for blender to finish it can take up to 10-15 seconds for 600 k - 800 k meshes.
Its in view3d > tool panel > sculpting
There are 3 buttons for converting masks to vertex groups; 3 buttons for converting vertex groups to masks.
Mask To VGroup :
Create Vgroup: Creates a new vgroup and assigns the mask.
Vgroup Add : If a vgroup is selected, adds the current mask to it.
Vgroup Remove : If a vgroup is selected, removes the current mask from it.
VGroup To Mask :
Create Mask: If a vgroup is selected, creates a mask from it. Deleting existing mask
Mask Add : If a vgroup is selected, adds the selected vgroup to the mask.
Mask Remove : If a vgroup is selected, removes the selected vgroup from the mask.
Mask by Edges :
Based on the angle input and strength, create a edge mask.
Mask by Cavity :
Create : Based on the angle input and strength, create a cavity mask.
Mask Smooth :
Smooth all mask based on strength. (For clean blending , apply then increase strength gradually)
Installation Note : Please use " Install from file" option in preferences/addons.
If you are doing manual install make sure you extract all files together to the addons folder (they need to be together).
Note: This addon will only work for dynatopo sculpts, multi-res won’t work.