[Extension][$] Grabby (1.0.4)


#1

Grabby v1.0.4

Grabby is a set of tools that will help you select entities in more precise ways.

  • Have you ever accidentally selected a face instead of an edge?
  • Tired of right-clicking an entity to hide it?
  • Accidentally selected unwanted geometry with the default selection tool?

Well, suffer no more because Grabby comes to the rescue to battle does nasty selections… Get it Now!


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Tools Overview:


EdgeGrab32 EdgeGrab uses your mouse as a brush to select edges.

Edge_Grab

More info...
  • Click & hold the mouse button.
  • Hover over the edge entity you want to add to the selection.
  • If you hold SHIFT key it will deselect edge.
  • Press Esc key to exit tool once you’re happy with your selection.

FaceGrab32 FaceGrab uses your mouse as a brush to select faces.

Face_Grab

More info...
  • Click & hold the mouse button.
  • Hover over the face entity you want to add to the selection.
  • If you hold SHIFT key it will deselect face.
  • Press Esc key to exit tool once you’re happy with your selection.

ExpandGrab32 ExpandGrab expands the selection by one more polygon.

Expand_Grab


ShrinkGrab32 ShrinkGrab shrinks the selection by one more polygon.

Shrink_Grab


LoopGrab32 LoopGrab selects edges that form a loop.

Loop_Grab

More info...
  • First, select a single edge for connecting loop.
  • Make sure the edge is part of a quad face.
  • Activate the tool…
  • And, if all went according to plan the loop should be selected.

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#2

Extension Update Grabby v1.0.1!

What is New…

  • Changed the Extension Name from EdgeGrab to Grabby
  • Apart from the EdgeGrab tool we now have FaceGrab and LoopGrab.
  • Shift Key will deselect edges or faces depending on the tool.
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs too big to list here

I hope this is a step in the right direction. If you have any recommendations let me know.

Cheers!


#3

Too much money for something I can do for FREE ( as in no money paid out)


#4

Extension Update Grabby (1.0.2)

What is New…

  • Added two new tools named ExpandGrab and ShrinkGrab.
  • Now we have Animated Gifs showing how the tools work.
  • And other small upgrades to the code.

Hope you guys enjoy the new changes!

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#5

Nice work rafael! If you could now move those faces or face according to a falloff that would be a very powerful tool. Let’s say you picked the centre face of your selection and moved it up, all the other faces would move by a proportional amount down to 0 at the outside face. This might only work with quads but you could create domes, spires, depressions etc.


#6

bifterx,

Planning to build powerful modeling tools like the one you described, but in the meantime, I recommend the following Extensions which I personally use and can attest to their functionality & quality. These two plugins can do a similar task of what you just described and more…


➜ Vertex Tools by @thomthom


➜ Artisan Organic Toolset by @kevin.mindsightstudios


Again, thanks and I’ll hit you up with more updates or new Extensions soon!


#7

That’s a pretty cool extension! Nice one.


#8

Thanks Rafael, yep vertex tools looks spot on, I hadn’t seen that one before


#9

Just noting that these tools all work much better as a set with a toolbar.
Next on the todo list would be nice “grabby” cursors.


#10

Yes, you were right and about the cursors I 'll put it on my to-do list.

Thanks!


#11

Is there a line segment that isn’t getting unselected by ShrinkGrab? I can’t tell if it’s an image artifact or a line segment.

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#12

Wow, you have hawks eye!

Yes, sometimes ShrinkGrab leaves edges behind that shouldn’t and I am currently thinking of ways to solve this. For the moment all edges are removed from selection if no faces are in selection.

Thanks for pointing it out!


#13

Here is a more clear example of the bug…

bug


#14

Extension Update Grabby (1.0.3)

What is New…

  • Added cursor to FaceGrab and EdgeGrab.
  • Changed some toolbar icons.
  • Fixed bug that prevents activating another tool with just one click.
  • Fixed ShrinkGrab bug that left selected edges behind.

Example of ShrinkGrab working properly now…


#15

Extension Update Grabby (1.0.4)

What is New…

  • Fixed toolbar icons not being displayed on Macs.
  • Fixed custom cursors not being displayed on Macs.
  • Fixed FaceGrab tooltip.

New EdgeGrab Feature…

  • Toggle edge visibility by pressing Control Key.

New FaceGrab Feature…

  • Toggle face visibility by pressing Control Key.

#16

In Grabby 1.0.3 (I know, it’s not the latest version, but refering to its animation above) I see two selections growing. What happens if they happen to overlap when growing any further? Does the extention deal with such cases properly, both in increasing and in decreasing the selections? I can imagine ‘ShrinkGrab’ would ultimately be dealing with just one selection -> to zero.
Just a thought


#17

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