Handy Toolset

by young in Scripts and Addons

A collection of handy operators for daily blender use.

  • Quick Cloth: turn selected face or object into simulated cloth

  • Selection to Multi-Panels: turn selected face to panels based on existing or user defined internal edge as region.

  • Generate random internal lines on previously made panel based on mesh topology (set ratio around 0.8 for optimal display of large panels). use redo panel for ratio, seed and panel size controls. manually added knife cuts to alter topology for more sub-panel variety.

  • Intersect Panel: create sub-panel such as buttons for easy manipulation 

  • Simple Plate: turn select face or object into a thick plate

  • Simple boolean Union, boolean Difference, boolean Slice and InsetBoolean: nothing fancy here. simply hide cutter after operation.

  • Quick orientation and pivot to select: handy way to use custom orientation for transforming and set pivot

  • Custom Separate Faces with Normal Intact:


  • Quick Smooth: quickly smooth shade selected object at adjustable angle

  • Various viewport display toggles: silhouette, matcap, vertex color, texture display

  • Stickywrap to surface: Shrinkwrap the opening of one mesh onto another mesh surface and blend the normals

turn off the "outline" for better display of blending

 use these face snaping settings for easy placement

  • minimalist retopo panel

  • remove empty collections

**************************************** Updates *******************************************

update 1.3

added: remove empty collection

added: minimalist handy retopo panel 

added: smooth verts. while smooth selected vertices, retopo mesh will automatically snap to target surface.

added: move verts. It is more of a personal habit. the default shortcut is "D". It can be changed in addon preference.

what it does: when shortcut key is pressed in mesh edit mode with vert selection, if nothing is selected, the vert closest to mouse cursor will be selected and moved with mouse movement, if some vertices are already selected, they will start to move with mouse movement, then left mouse click to confirm or right mouse click to cancel. 

the purpose of move verts operator is to minimize index finger fatigue. for example, with the same goal of moving a vert point from A to B, lets compare the following scenarios:

1. default blender control scheme:

  1. move mouse over to a vert and click.
  2. press "G" and move mouse to new location.
  3. left click to confirm.

2. industry standard control scheme:

  1. move mouse over to a vert and click.
  2. press "W" and click & hold gizmo and move mouse to new location.

3. move verts:

  1. move mouse near a vert 
  2. press "D" and move mouse to new location.
  3. left click to confirm.

It saves 50% of the left mouse click while constantly moving vertices around as retopology requires. this minimize the index finger fatigue in the long run. With proportional editing on, it can also adjust overall vertices position quickly.

update 1.2 

added user-defined custom tab renaming. open preference and under addon name. save settings and restart blender to take effect

added new operator called "Stickywrap".

update 1.1.2:

add QuickCloth compatibility in blender 3.0

update 1.1.1:

merge simple plate to multi panel. both operators have same modifier stacks for unified controls.

added Randomize Panels Button, it randomly generates internal panel lines on previously made panel.

the lines are based on its mesh topology, add a few more knife cuts for sub-panels variety. 

update 1.1:

added: Selection to Multi-Panels. turn selected faces to panels based on existing or user-defined internal edge as region.

update 1.0.1: 

added:  Custom Separate Faces. when use the default separate selected faces, the normal is split along the edge.

this operator separate the face but keep the normal info.

InsetBoolean: a commonly used stacks of modifiers.

to update: delete the old version under addon tab and install the new one.

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Published 10 months ago
Software Version 2.93, 3.0, 3.1
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