These are a couple of simple inflate and deflate scripts, that can also prove to be useful alongside the Transform Polygon Islands script.
Inflate & Deflate
By MentalFish|2020-09-23T11:14:40+01:00March 8th, 2010|Computer Graphics|4 Comments
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Very cool stuff! I usually do a ‘point normal move’ to move all of the newly extended polys away from the main object. But it’s nice to have the other options in your lscript! 🙂
Dude you rock. Keep up the good work.
Hmmm its ok, but i think smooth shift achieves the same thing.. :i
I know smooth shift cannot reduce the scale once extended, (although it has the numeric value to do so.
What you can do to extend selected poly’s along there normal and maintain the poly’s scale is to
0. switch to ‘selection’ in ‘Modes’ tab
1. select the desired poly’s.
2. use smooth shift (click once) but do-not extend,
3. switch to Scale tool then switch back to smooth-shift and extend.
i believe what happening is when using smooth-shift it scales along the poly’s normal with the entire object as some kinda base for scaling.
when switching to scale then switching back to smooth-shift, the function see only the polies selected and there normals without any basis for scaling. so it extends without any scaling.
Thankyou very much for this one!!!