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    Post Zscript : XYZ Adjust (rev B) ****** updated the 14th of June 2004




    ************ Updated the 14th of June 2004 ************
    XYZAdjust2.zip

    XYZ Adjust allows you to edit the X, Y and Z resolutions of Zspheres. Normally it is only possible to set the XYZ resolution before a Zsphere is created. With this script you can change the resolution after a zsphere is added. Also Membrane values can be set for individual zspheres.


    Key features:

    Hotkey activated. Interface appears below the cursor.
    Adjusting of XYZ resolution while in preview mode.
    Symmetrical editing of XYZ resolutions.
    Select child/parent Zsphere from within Interface.

    Basic operation:

    Hover the cursor over a zsphere and press 'k' on the keyboard to bring up the interface.
    Adjust seperate X, Y and Z resolutions using the -/+ buttons.
    Set all axis' to the same value using the XYZ to buttons.
    Select the child/parent of the current zsphere by pressing the <<<< and >>>> buttons.
    Click the MBR bar to set a Membrane value for the selected Zsphere.
    Click the MBR title to reset the Membrane value to 0.
    Press the XYZ adjust title to toggle preview mode.
    When finished press the Spacebar or Return to close the interface.

    Tips :

    As long as a zsphere is selected (one of the zspheres is colored red) you can press the hotkey 'k' while the cursor is outside the canvas. This brings up the interface so it does not cover your model. Useful if you use the <<<< and >>>> buttons a lot.
    The XYZ resolution overrides the Ires setting.
    It is not possible to set an axis resolution of (0,1,0). 0 and 1 are effectively treated the same. However the skinning of a (0,0,0) zsphere is different to the skinning of a (1,1,1) zsphere.
    If you adjust an axis of a (0,0,0) zsphere the other axis' automatically change to 1. This is not a bug but how zspheres work.

    To install :

    Simply unzip into your /Zscripts directory and load the script using Ctrl+Shift+L. The script is accessed by pressing 'k' on the keyboard (see above).
    Until more info on zscripts is given it is necessary to load XYZ adjust once every Zbrush session.

    Suggestions are most welcome. Enjoy.
    Mark

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    Thanks for this TVeyes! I like to alter my zsphere XYZ resolution, but more often than not I find I need to alter it after I've made a whole chain of zspheres. Now I won't have to redo the entire chain.

    Thanks a bunch!

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    oh this is very useful ! is it for z1.55b too ?
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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

    I really wanted this.

    One of this days I'm gonna get off my but and learn zscripting.

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    Thanks, glad you like it. This script is basically the replacement for Zif Edit. I wanted to make a not to complicated script to try out some of the new scripting abilities of Zbrush 2.

    Kokoro, XYZ adjust is a Zbrush 2 only script. Zif Edit has some issues in Zbrush 2.0 but works fine in 1.55b. Use that instead.

    As you can see I removed the Membrane and Twist settings (compared to Zif Edit). If anyone has a need for those settings let me know and I'll try to include it in a future update.

    Btw, for any zscripters out there, I will post some info later on how to create a floating panel like in this script and how to add animated buttons. Of course you can also PM me.
    Mark

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    Stupid me, I uploaded an earlier version. If you have downloaded previously please replace with the file at the top of this thread.

    Dooooh
    Mark

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    TV,

    Wow, very nice implementation... and I confess I'm curious about the interface and buttons. well done.

    Sven

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    Very nice and intuitive script! You have opened my eyes to the possibilities with xyz resolution editing. Now I can add Y res instead of inserting loops. Real cool. Thanks!

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    Hi TV,
    This is a wonderful script for the reason that is is very well implemented .
    What i'm dreaming of is a Customizable right click menue. Which can hold zscripts menues and buttons and also that can be changed quickly during work with short cuts or buttons which already exist in the right click menue...or better still a right click menue which updates dynamically based on what your doing...depandant on some conditions ... which exist within zbrush.

    Again I want to stress my gratitude for the time you've dedicated to this useful script.

    Thanks from
    Kircho

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    Nice! I'll be using this script alot!

    The only thing I found that would be nice is if we could still rotate the model around when the interface is open, but that's really just a minor thing.

    Can't wait for symetrical editing, a visual cue for child/parent selection, and XYZres editing from preview mode!

    Just minor things! Can't wait for the next version!!!

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    Thanks TVeyes,(Mark?), for this update! I used Zifedit a lot under 1.55b and I'm glad
    it's back. It would be very nice if you could
    add Membrane function too. It worked like a
    charm.
    I like the graphic on the script too! Very
    cool!

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    Thanks again for the kind comments.

    Matvara : I have just been playing around and realised the Membrane setting is still very useful. Especially if Tool : Adaptive Skin : Minimal Skin to Child is enabled. I will add it to the next update though it will be a little tricky as there is no way to add a slider to the note interface I am using. I'll figure something out. Thanks for the comments.
    Mark

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    Hey TVeyes,

    Intresting sounding script. I'm so new to Zbrush I don't know how it will aid me. Could you possibly post example images of what you use your feature for?

    This goes out to all the fine brains that code plug-ins. I see a lot of script tools out there, but have no idea what I'd use them for.

    If you can include a visual example of how the script is used and why, inexperienced retards like me could harness your genius.

    Thanks sincerly,

    -Tully

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    Generous and smart!!

    Missed your original Zif Edit post, thanks for posting a link to that.

    The complexities of zspheres tie me in knots but one day like those monkeys on typewriters, I'll get lucky.

    Your a star

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    Talking

    Just thinking about the possibility of implementing this as a plug-in, and then it can become a part of the permanent interface, like Projection Master. Hmmmm...
    Jay

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