3D Modeling Plugins & Script Exchange for form·Z

Speed up your workflow with these handy 3D plugins and scripts created by our community of users. The plugins and scripts are free for you to use.

 

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Selections

Select by similiar material

This will select objects by user-specified materials.

Select by Surface Style Name

Displays a menu allowing user to select a surface style by name. The script then selects objectsng user to with the selected surface style.

Select Similar Normal

Selects faces by a given (selected) faces normal.

Convert Selection

Four commands that will take a point, segment or object or face and select the chosen entities that are attached. For example, if an object selection is converted points, the object is deselected and all its points are selected. These commands will appear as four separate options under one heading in the menu.

Select Similar

Command that will select other similar, visible objects based upon optional criteria. For example, one could select an object, then run this script to select all other objects within the same layer as the original object.

Reverse Selection

Command that will deselect all currently selected entities and select anything that was unselected and visible.

Count Selected Entities

This palette will display a count of all currently selected entities (points, segments, faces, and objects).

 

 

Modeling

Separate faces by color

Separates an object into one or more objects based on the face-level colors. Deletes the original object.
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3pt align tool 1

Tool that allows user to align an object by picking 3 points at the current location and 3 points at the target location. 1

Batch sweep

Utility script to allow multiple sweep paths with single source shape. 1

Clean Line

Reduces the point density of selected lines. User specifies a tolerance. Groups of points that are within that tolerance are consolidated into one point. 1

Division

This will divide objects along arbitry direction by scale command. 1

Door Builder

Builds a door to match the width of a selected line. 1

Gravity

Moves objects vertically so the bottom meets the top of a terrain model. 1

Gravity 2.5

Moves objects vertically so the bottom meets the top of a terrain model. 1

Gable roof Builder

Builds a gable roof to match a selected rectangle. 1

Handrail Builder

Builds a handrail to match the path of a selected line. 1

Hipped roof Builder

Builds a hipped roof to match a selected rectangle. 1

Sash Builder

Builds a window to match the width of a selected line. 1

Sliding Sash Builder

Builds sliding glass windows to match the width
of a selected line.
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Slope Path

This will make the line slope according to a user specified option. This is an easy way to slope a complex line at a constant angle. 1

Sweep Rectangle

Forms a rectangle on segments of a selected object. 1

Control Object 1

A simple palette to control movement of one or more selected objects, version 1. 1

Control Object 2

A simple palette to control movement of one or more selected objects. 1

Random Transform tool

Tool allows user to randomly scale, translate, and rotate picked objects within a set range. 1

Curves to Arcs

Tool that converts splines, nurbz curves, and composite curves into a set of sequential arcs. 1

Terrain Doctor

A method of automatically analyzing and fixing terrain modeling. 1

Random Nurbs

Script sample file to show how to create a nurbz object with control points whose location changes randomly along the u direction of the surface. 1

Parametric Resolution

This tool-like palette allows you to change the display resolution or parametric objects instantly. 1

 

 

Object Attributes

Distribute based on materials

This will create a new layer for every surface style. It then moves objects to those layers based upon the object's assigned surface style.
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Fix inverted Objects

Detects all solid objects in a project that have negative volume. If there are any, a dialog is posted, that gives the user the choice to : do nothing, pick the objects, and reverse the objects. 1

Name object by material

This will rename all selected objects so that the name matches the surface style assigned to the object. 1

Remove copy from Name

Command that will allow user to automatically remove "Copy" from the name of new copied objects as they are created. 1

Clear face color and Texture

Gives user the option to clear face-level surface styles of selected objects, which will return the object to its object-level surface style. 1

Auto Name

Command will automatically rename controlled objects. 1

Center Pivot

Command will center the objects pivot and reset the rotation of the pivot to align with the world axis. 1

Set Order

Allows the user to reset the order of objects in a project. 1

Toggle Object visiblity

Command that turns off any objects that are visible but not selected. 1

Object toggle Palette

This palette has buttons that will turn off objects that are visible, but not selected. 1

Rename Object

Latest version has been changed to save user preferences. This utility will allow user to rename objects that are preselected or objects that have a common string in the name. Also allows numbers to be appended to the names. 1

 

 

Palettes

Toggle Layer

Palette that turns off any layers that dont contain selected objects.
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Toggle Symbols Palette

Palette that turns off any symbols that are visible but not selected. 1

Toggle Snap Palette

Palette that turns off the snap of any objects that are visible but not selected. 1

 

 

Window Control

Change View

A simple palette that allows a user to control positioning of a camera and where it points.
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Control Overlay

A simple palette to control underlays. 1

Attention

Center COI on selected objects. 1

Numerical Input Command

Switches the type of numeric display to "architectural" ,"decimal", "english", or "fractions". 1

 

Surface Style and Rendering

MIMI- Multi Image Map Processor

A utility script that allows one to simultaneously build multiple surface styles with texture maps.
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Animated Surface Styles

An animated surface style script. 1

Angle Transparency Shader

Makes a shader that will control the transparency based on the angle of the surface relative to the camera. 1

Turbulance Shader

Makes a turbulance shader that contains 4 colors. 1

 

Batch Processing

Batch Renderer

Project utility script. Renders all project files in a directory and its sub-directories with available renderers of form·Z.
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Batch Import/Export

Batch Import: Allows user to select multiple files to convert to form·Z files. Batch Export: Allows user to select multiple form·Z files and export to a desired format (DXF, OBJ, etc). 1

 

 

Miscelleanous

Count Symbols

Counts how many symbol instance occurences of each symbol definition in the first library of a project there are. 1

Measure All Selected Segments

Allows users to get the total length of all selected segments. 1

Calculate Dihedral Angles

Palette that calculates dihedral angle between two selected faces. 1

Get Bounding Box

Palette that calculates bounding box of selected objects. 1

Object Name Counter

Writes out a list of object names. 1

Increment File Name

Command will automatically increment the filename and save file. 1

Image Divider

Breaks up an image into smaller tiles that can be rendered separately. 1