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    Lightbulb FJTools

    current version 0.2

    Hello fellow ZBrush users!
    I want to introduce you to my Zbrush 4R8 plugin “FJTools”
    This is a collection of scripts that add new, or extend existing features of Zbrush.





    You can find the plugin below or on my gumroad page.
    It would mean a lot to me if you would give it a try and would let me know what you think of it!



    Featurelist:
    Expert Mode (similar to photoshop)
    You can select which dividers/panels you want to include in Expert Mode
    LP adds the panel on the left side
    RP adds the panel on the right side
    BP adds the bottom panel
    FP adds the "Floating Menu", so the top and bottom panels
    Expert Mode hides/unhides the panels selected above. Using a hotkey is advised.

    Select MutliMesh
    Down selects the mesh with the next ID
    Up selects the mesh with the next ID
    Random selects a random mesh

    Maintain your VDM Brushes
    BrushToSubtool converts all stored VDM to subtools
    (does not work with IMM Brushes yet!)
    CleanBrush deletes all stored meshes of the brush
    SubtoolToBrush attaches all subtools back to the brush
    SkipFirst when active, skips the topmost subtool while adding to the Brush
    (in case you have a buffer for naming purpose)



    Installation:
    Simply copy the "FJTools.zsc" in the plugin folder of your Zbrush R8 installation which can be found here:
    ...\ZBrush 4R8\ZStartup\ZPlugs64
    On the next Zbrush start a new "FJTools" submenu can be found in the ZPlugin zbrush palette.


    Known issues of version 0.2:

    -While active the “BP” button prevents the locking up mechanism of the ExpertMode
    -”BrushToSubtool” only works for VDM (Vector Displacement Mesh) Brushes,
    not IMM (Insert Multi Mesh) Brushes yet.
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    Thank's ! Great ! Big Up !

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    Love the BrushToSubtool option! Thanks a million!

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    Hi everybody!
    I just updated my Plugin to Version 1.0 and wanted to share it with you ! You can dowload the plugin via my gumroad page.
    It would mean a lot to me, if you would give it a try and let me know what you think of it!



    Installation:

    Simply copy the "FJTools.zsc" file, along with the "FJToolsData_4R8" folder into the plugins folder of your Zbrush 4R8 installation, which can be found here: ...\ZBrush 4R8\ZStartup\ZPlugs64
    On the next Zbrush start up a new "FJTools" submenu can be found in the ZPlugin palette.


    Features:

    If you prefer watching over reading, head over to Artstation, where all features are showcased
    ExpertMode of the following buttons:

    • LTray Includes the left tray into the expert mode
    • RTray Includes the right tray into the expert mode
    • Float Includes the float menus into the expert mode
    • Expert Mode Hides/Unhides the trays that you defined above

    !Using a hotkey is highly recommanded.


    The Naming consists of the following buttons:

    • RenameAll Renames all subtools


    • RenameVisible Renames all visible subtools
    • PrefixToAll Adds a prefix to all subtools
    • PrefixToVisible Adds a prefix to all visible subtools
    • SuffixToAll Adds a suffix to all subtools
    • SuffixToVisible Adds a suffix to all visible subtools



    The Grouping consists of the following buttons:

    • IsolatePrefix Unhides all subtools with the same prefix and hides the rest
    • ShowButPrefix Hides the subtools with the same prefix and unhides the rest
    • ShowPrefix Unhides all subtools with the same prefix
    • HidePrefix Hides all subtools with the same prefix
    • SortPrefixToTop Sorts all subtools with the same prefix to the top
    • KeepTopmost An addition to "SortPrefixToTop", to keep the topmost Subtool on top when sorting
    • Hide/Unhide all Subtools Depending on the visibility state of you current subtool, hides/unhides all subtools (same as shift click on a subtool)


    Color consists of the following buttons:

    • Sgl Sets the coloring-mode, so that only the selected Subtool gets colored
    • Grp Sets the coloring-mode, so all Subtools with the same prefix get colored
    • BGrp Sets the coloring-mode, so all Subtools in the same Boolean Group get colored
    • Vis Sets the coloring-mode, so all visible Subtools get colored
    • All Sets the coloring-mode, so all Subtools get colored
    • C1-C20 Colores the above selected Subtool/s, with the selected color
    • Random Colores the above selected Subtool/s, with same random generated color
    • Shuffle Colores the above selected Subtool/s, each with a random generated color
    • User Colores the above selected Subtool/s, with the currently selected main color




    Special Thanks:

    Shoutout to Vincent Ménier, for testing the plugin and giving me feedback!
    https://www.artstation.com/vincentmenier

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    Looks good, especially all the renaming and grouping, will try it soon!

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    @bakedbeing Be sure to check out the newest version that is out now . Hope you enjoy working with it!

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    Hey everyone!
    Version 1.1 of FJTools just went live. I hope you like the new features.
    Please let me know if you encounter problems, or have any suggestions!



    Disclaimer:


    This plugin was only tested in ZBrush 4R8 P2 on a Windows 64 bit machine. Other configurations were not tested and might cause problems.


    Installation:

    To install FJTools simply copy the "FJTools_1_1.zsc" file, along with the "FJToolsData_4R8"-folder into the Zplugs64-folder of your ZBrush 4r8 installation. The path should look similar to this:
    ...\Pixologic\ZBrush 4R8\ZStartup\ZPlugs64
    Done!


    Upgrade:

    Should you be upgrading from a previous version, make sure that you have deleted the old .zsc file AND the FJToolsData_4R8 data folder. After that just follow the installation steps above.

    Features:

    Should you prefer watching over reading, head over to Artstation, where all features are showcased:


    ExpertMode:


    • LTray Includes the left tray into the expert mode
    • RTray Includes the right tray into the expert mode
    • Float Includes the float menus into the expert mode
    • ExpertMode Hides/Unhides the trays that you defined above (!Using a hotkey is highly recommanded)



    Naming:


    • RenameAll Renames all subtools
    • RenameVisible Renames all visible subtools
    • PrefixToAll Adds a prefix to all subtools
    • PrefixToVisible Adds a prefix to all visible subtools
    • SuffixToAll Adds a suffix to all subtools
    • SuffixToVisible Adds a suffix to all visible subtools
    • RenameBGroup Renames all Subtools of the same Boolean Group
    • PrefixtoBGroup Adds a prefix to all Subtools of the same Boolean Group
    • SuffixtoBGroup Adds a suffix to all Subtools of the same Boolean Group



    Manage Prefix:


    • IsolatePrefix Unhides all Subtools with the same prefix and hides the rest
    • ShowButPrefix Hides the Subtools with the same prefix and unhides the rest
    • ShowPrefix Unhides all Subtools with the same prefix
    • HidePrefix Hides all Subtools with the same prefix
    • SortPrefixToTop Sorts all Subtools with the same prefix to the top
    • KeepTopmost If toggled this will leave the currently topmost Subtool at its position. Because ZBrush stores the filename in the first Subtool therefore it is best practice to leave it be.



    Manage Suffix:


    • IsolatePrefix Unhides all Subtools with the same prefix and hides the rest
    • ShowButPrefix Hides the Subtools with the same prefix and unhides the rest
    • ShowPrefix Unhides all Subtools with the same prefix
    • HidePrefix Hides all Subtools with the same prefix
    • SortPrefixToTop Sorts all Subtools with the same prefix to the top
    • KeepTopmost If toggled this will leave the currently topmost Subtool at its position. Because ZBrush stores the filename in the first Subtool therefore it is best practice to leave it be.



    Manage Subtools:


    • Un/HideAll Depending on the visibility state of you current subtool, hides/unhides all Subtools (same as shift click on a subtool)
    • InvertVisibility Flips the visibility of all Subtools. Visible will be hidden and vice versa.
    • DeleteHidden Deletes all hidden Subtools after a last warning, without any further prompts
    • ApplyDynToVis Applies the Dynamic Subdiv Levels of all visible Subtools
    • CopyVisible Sets the currently selected Tool as the source to copy from
    • PasteVisible Pasts the all visible Subtools from the previously (by "CopyVisible") defined source.


    Color:


    • Single Sets the coloring-mode, so that only the selected Subtool gets colored
    • Prefix Sets the coloring-mode, so all Subtools with the same prefix get colored
    • Sufffix Sets the coloring-mode, so all Subtools with the same prefix get colored
    • BGroup Sets the coloring-mode, so all Subtools in the same Boolean Group get colored
    • Visible Sets the coloring-mode, so all visible Subtools get colored
    • All Sets the coloring-mode, so all Subtools get colored



    • C1-C20 Colores the above selected Subtool/s, with the selected color
    • Random colores the above selected Subtool/s, with same random generated color
    • Shuffle Colores the above selected Subtool/s, each with a random generated color
    • User Colores the above selected Subtool/s, with the currently selected main color



    Special Thanks to:

    Eric Blondin, forgiving me super valuable Zscript tips and continuous feedback! Website | Artstation
    Vincent Ménier, for inspiration and testing the plugin! Artstation

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    I am happy to announce that FJTool 1.2 just went live!




    This is a free update for everyone who downloaded Version 1.1. Simply log into the account you used to download the previous version and get the new one!




    Next to many minor improvements the biggest change is the new "QuickSelect" feature, which I think is a great addition to the plugin.
    I also recorded a mini tutorial series explaining all existing features, which can be found on the plugins’ ArtStation page or YouTube!


    Special thanks for the awesome feedback to:


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    Congrats Florian!

    Great to you see you still rocking it

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    Thanks Eric!
    That means alot to me, especially coming from you !

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    Mac osx cannot success show the panel icon

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    Hey tallken!
    I am very sorry to tell you this, but as stated in the disclaimer in the shops FJTools currently only supports windows machines.
    The reason is that I neither have a mac, nor know someone with one and therefore can not test for its functionality.

    If you would be interested and willing, maybe you could assists me in getting it to run on Mac. In that case please let me know!
    Unfortunately this is the only solution I can offer you at this point.

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    Good news for the mac users out there:
    I am almost done porting the plugin to mac! So if someone would like to give it a try prior release, please let me know and so I can hook you up with a free version !

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