After downloading the plugin, simple copy the file supershape.hxt in to the HXT directory your A:M installation .
The plugin is only just for fun , and therefor raises far no claim to completness or accuracy, however it is freeware .
The plugin is started with RMB->Plug-ins->Wizards->Supershape in a modellingwindow or with selected "Objects" in the pws .
Inputfield/button |
Description |
number of cp's |
The number of cp's they should be created. In dependence from this , the appearance of the created shapes is changed.(look at this example) . In the preview , you see only a abstracted shape, which is not the same then in A:M , because for the preview I use linearsegment instead of splines. |
m |
The first parameter for the formula. Meaningful values lie between 0.1 and 20 , but also higher or lower values are possible. |
n1 |
The second parameter for the formula. Meaningful values lie between 0.1 and 100 , but also higher or lower values are possible. |
n2 |
The third parameter for the formula. Meaningful values lie between 0.1 and 100 , but also higher or lower values are possible. |
n3 |
The fourth parameter for the formula. Meaningful values lie between 0.1 and 100 , but also higher or lower values are possible. |
Randomize m,n1,n2,n3 |
With this button you can create randomized values for the formula. The result you can see in the preview . |
autoupdate |
If this checkbox is activated , the preview is updated automatically, when you change a parameter. |
Update Preview |
With this button , you can update the preview by hand . It's only needed , if you have a slow machine, where autoupdate takes to many time. Only avaible if autoupdate is not checked. |
Match radius |
Hereby one specifies, on which radius the produced model is to be scaled. I.e. no point of the model will lie outside of this radius. |
OK |
End the plugin and create the model/shape. |
Cancel |
Cancel the plugin and return to A:M without any other action . |
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250 |
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500 |
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1000 |