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Any scrip for edge selection?
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Hi everyone,
Sometimes we don't need many edges in a scene so picking one and leaving next and so on and then removing it takes much time. Is there any script which counts the edges in an object and gives you an option to select 2nd 4th 6th edge and remove it to save the time
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5/28/2013 9:59:51 AM (last edit: 5/28/2013 9:59:51 AM)
show user profile  FX
I think your referring to Dot Loop & Dot Ring, if you want to pick specific edges you can to this with max script.
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5/28/2013 12:53:59 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 12:53:59 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Yeah i am referring to specific edges. Like there are 90 edges in an object and you want to delete half(45) you have to select 2nd 4th 6th 8th and so on. So i thought if there would be a script which would count the edges in an object and then you set the amount which edges do you wanna remove. Odd edges or Even edges
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5/28/2013 2:29:04 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 2:29:04 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Your workflow is wrong.

I'm guessing you have at some point or are now trying to simplify an object that has been turbosmoothed. Or is otherwise extremely high poly.

If you delete every 2nd edge, sure, you'll remove 50% of the polygons. You'll also lose 50% of the high poly detail every time you delete edges.

I suggest you look into Retopology.

But, if you insist, the Graphite Ribbon has advanced edit poly selection tools you can use.
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5/28/2013 2:33:09 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 2:33:09 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
The guy i am working for is pain in ass. He doesn't need turbosmooth on any object and he needs low poly stuff. Topology doesn't matter to him. He wants less edges in objects no matter triangle or pentagon :P

Here you go to see the example what i want
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=332qa8j&s=5
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=b503tj&s=5

In 1st pic i have selected all edges but in 2nd pic i have select 2nd 4th 6th to remove them so it can have less edges. Selecting one by one takes time i thought if there would be any script for selection like this.
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5/28/2013 2:44:17 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 2:44:17 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
http://www.3dworldmag.com/2013/03/21/tutorial-using-3ds-maxs-graphite-modelling-tools/

02 will help you.
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5/28/2013 2:50:08 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 2:50:08 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Yes that's the exact thing i was looking for. Thank you so much, i need to watch graphite modeling tutorial for beginners coz this graphite modeling thingy have many great options

Thanks
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5/28/2013 2:54:05 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 2:54:17 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Don't thank me. Thank FX :)
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5/28/2013 2:57:31 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 2:57:31 PM)
show user profile  FX
By specific I meant edge #123 edge #456 etc...for your pic, that's a basic dot ring.

LionDebts link, Graphite ribbon, hover your mouse over the tool and all will become clear, you can turn off the tips when they become too annoying. ;)


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5/28/2013 2:58:35 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 3:00:19 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Oh Sorry i didn't read the last line of FX's post :P
Thanks FX
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5/28/2013 3:47:29 PM (last edit: 5/28/2013 3:47:29 PM)
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