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BNormal

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BNormal

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Baidhir Hidair
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BNormal is the ultimate Plugin for your Face Weighted Vertex Normals in Maya

All pros :

  • Best Results on the Market
  • Automatic : No Manual tweaks required.
  • Performances: get results and speed, thanks to the Maya API
  • Works on every Meshes, picky cases, no racism: That point is the most important, and the other approaches didn't fully make it. (AKA cylinders..etc.)
  • Free.

Blog Post (Updated)

PolyCount Thread (Updated)

README (Install Instructions):

'''Name : bnormal

Blog:http://waywoblog.blogspot.com/

Author: Baidhir Hidair "WaYWO"

Last Update : 3-25-2017 //based on mediochrea 's feedback on polycount

Log:

-BNormal has now two algortihms

-Algorithm 1 is the best one

-Use Algorithm 2 when results are bad. On cylinders Algorithm 2 is the best one

-command "bnormal" should be replace by (see below)

: bnormal -v 1 : (to use first algorithm)

OR

: bnormal -v 2 : (to use second algorithm)

-as usual , reminder : smooth the edges of your mesh before applying bnormal , else, output is false

How To Use(

-Put BNormal.exe file under C:\Program Files\Autodesk\MayaVersion\

-run BNormal.exe and follow the instructions (AntiViruses Can be a-hole sometimes, I deactivated mine.)

-Go to Maya in Windows>Settings/Preferences>Plug-in Manager

-you should see 'bnormal.py', check Load and AutoLoad

-You can now use the command :

bnormal -v 1 //(to use first algorithm)

OR

bnormal -v 2 //(to use second algorithm)

//you can bind it to hotkey or shelf button)

-Select an Object OR Objects' and run the command, shelfButton, hotkey

-*Note 1( hard edges are now averaged.

If the meshes are not suited for FWVN

Workflow you can expect unwanted result.)

-*Note 2(If your normals are locked, colored yellow, if you

did apply bnormal one time, consider to unlock your normals

: go under mesh display>unlock normals>. Not doing so will false output)

Enjoy.

)

Thanks(

Christopher Crouzet, Dorian Fevrier, Justin Israel, James O'Hare(Farfarer),

Makkon on Polycount, Martijn Buijs, Obscura on Polycount for their resources

)

Credits(

numPy and sciPy python modules were used to make this plugin.

)

Contact : baidhir.hidair@gmail.com

twitter : https://twitter.com/waywoM8

'''

'''

BNormal License

Copyright © 2016, 2017 BNormal Developer.

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

Redistributions of BNormal and/or BNormal derived entities must retain the above copyright notice.

'''

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