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We reinvent Maya Tools for CG Artists


ziCut

Comptatible with Windows on Maya 2017 throught current

Drop us an email for other plateforms (macOS, Linux)

SHOWCASE

TUTORIAL

SHOWCASE

INSTALLATION

A disruptive Tools for creating/changing your topology at a high speed. Artists using this Tool consider increasing their workflow by x5.

ziConstraint might be used in combinaison.


Installation

JUST WATCH THIS VIDEO

Put the plugin file in your maya plug-in path. To retrieve the path, just type in the melscript console editor:

getenv MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH

Under Windows it’s usually:

C:/Users/user/Documents/maya/mayaversion/plug-ins

Unzip the python files in one of your maya script paths to retrieve the paths, just type in the melscript console editor:

getenv PYTHONPATH


Under Windows it’s usually:

C:/Users/username/Documents/maya/

To launch the tool

Load it with the plug-in manager then:

Python:

import maya.cmds as cmds

ziCutctx = cmds.ziDrillCtx()

cmds.setToolTo(ziCutctx)

MelScript:

if(`contextInfo -ex “ziDrillCtx1″`){deleteUI -tc “ziDrillCtx1”;}

string $ziCutctx= `ziDrillCtx`;

setToolTo $ziCutctx;

We recommend using a shortcut

NOTE

This tool use camera frustrum and other camera attributes. Which means that it woks essentially with non-othographic cameras.

It works like a charm with ziConstraint . Actually we thought about making a bundle. Again please let us know about that.


HOW TO USE

DRAW SPLIT

Drag when clicking left button pressed to split edges following the mouse path.

DRAW SPLIT (mid section)

Do the above action. When Dragging, hold CTRL to split on the middle section of the edges.

COLLAPSE EDGES

Drag when pressing LMB and CTRL to collapse the edge(s) under the mouse.

DELETE EDGES LOOP

Click on an edge with MMB and SHIFT to delete its edges loops.

DELETE EDGES

Drag when pressing MMB and CTRL to delete the edges Delete under the mouse.

MERGE VERTICES

Move the mouse while pressing LMB and SHIFT to merge the them.

MOVE VERTEX

Click then Drag when pressing MMB on a vertex to translate it. Depending on the radius, the surrounding vertices will be affected also.

RADIUS SMOOTH INTENSITY

Click then Drag when pressing MMB and CTRL on an empty space to scale the radius intensity of the smooth.

RADIUS MOVE/SMOOTH

Click then Drag when pressing MMB and SHIFT on an empty space to scale the radius.

  • Drag left and right for the move radius.
  • Drag Up and down for the smooth radius

SMOOTH

for smoothing the hovered surface.

EXTRUDE EDGE

Drag while LMB, CTRL + SHIFT on a edge to extude this one.

EXTRUDE BORDER EDGE LOOP

Drag while LMB + SHIFT on a border edge to extrude its loop.

SPLIT EDGE RING

Hold CTRL+SHIFT to split the edge ring

*LMB = Left Mouse Button

*MMB = Middle Mouse Button


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