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A Tool to Assist With Relaxing A Mesh

Matthew | October 25, 2014

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This is an excellent addition to my modeling tools. Written by student Chris Talbott. Enjoy!

Use this when your modeling organic characters, and you don’t already have a high-res mesh to live model against. I used this technique in class, and Chris compressed the steps into a single click!

/**********************
Duplicate and make Live
Version .03
Author: Chris W.A. Talbott
Chris7Talbott@gmail.com

Instructions:
Select a object you wish to make duplicate and make live run the script.

Process:
Object will duplicate and rename.
New mesh will be made live and hidden in the outliner,
Reselects the original mesh you chose to duplicate. 
***********************/

cwat_dupLive();

global proc cwat_dupLive()
{
    string $originalObj[] = `ls -sl`;
    string $objLive[];
    duplicate -rr;
    rename live_msh;
    $objLive = `ls -sl`;
    makeLive $objLive;
    select -r $objLive;
    setAttr ($objLive[0] + ".visibility") 0;
    select -r $originalObj;
}	

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