mcjDropToTerrain



Introduction

A Script for Daz Studio to drop objects onto the surface of a mesh/terrain

Here you see the Bobverse island, and 64 trees which were randomly duplicated using the Send-In-The-Clones script by draagonstorm

http://www.daz3d.com/send-in-the-clones
http://www.daz3d.com/send-in-the-clones-ds4
http://www.daz3d.com/send-in-the-clones-ds4-pro

draagonstorm posted on ShareCG ( i think ) a script that uses ( after asking me ) my old mcjCollider plugin to drop the clones to a terrain

but since that solution doesn't work for MAC users, i’ll wrote this script.

As long as the terrain is, say, under 60000 polygons, the slowness of this script should not be too painful



History


January18th 2015 9:30 PM - the ds4 version was fixed to prevent the "fast" mode which was fast but prone to errors
January18th 2015 9:18 PM - now a version for DS1/DS2 and one for DS3
January18th 2015 1:00 PM - proper thumbnail/icon for DS4 version
January17th 2015 1100 pm - Released for DS 4.5, .... DS 4.7






Installation



The zip package is found at the bottom of this page

unzip it in your daz content folder, typically 


C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\ 
or

C:\Program Files (x86)\DAZ\Studio\content\


once installed, it will appear in your content library, under Studio / Scripts / mcasual 


or

C:\Users\Public\Documents\My DAZ 3D Library\


once installed, it will appear in your content library, under My DAZ 3D Library / Scripts / mcasual
 





Use


1 - select all the nodes you want to drop to terrain (ex: trees) 

2 - select all the nodes that will serve as a terrain ( ex: A terrain created using an mcjElevate ) 

3 - Launch the script 

4 - use the '>>' button to move the terrain nodes from the list of falling-nodes to the list of terrain-nodes. 

5 - Use the depth slider to specify how deep the objects are planted. 

6 - Press the 'Do it' button. Help &OK

There is no undo, do or do not do -- Yoda


License


 ( MIT type )

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mcjdroptoterrain.zip
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mCasual Jacques,
Jan 18, 2015, 6:32 PM
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