Grid Modeler

by KushiroCG in Addons


Grid Modeler is a convenient tool to create 3D model easily.

Grid Modeler let you Boolean Cut by drawn shape or Create mesh on top of each other. It is a new modeling workflow in blender. It is proven and very efficient.

Features

- Boolean Cut

- Create new faces 

- Boolean Slicing 

- Powerful Shape functions 

- Advanced Grid System 

- Construction Lines 

- Create Pipes 

Grids are very precise and easy to use. You can orient your grid plane by any directions. It is designed to be an very advanced grid system. 


Table of content

- Features

- About Grid Modeler

- Updates

- Sample works

- Useful Tips

- Known Issues and Limitation

- Hardware support

- Contacts and Support


About Grid Modeler

Grid Modeler is designed for speed modeling.

If you want to create :

- Quick static objects for game, background things, buildings

- Sword, shield, armor, when consistent scales and angles are needed

- Sci-fi, spaceship, robots, weapons, hard surface solid things

Then, Grid Modeler will become your helpful tool in blender.

Also, if you used Google Sketchup, Fusion360 or other CAD software before, you may feel that Grid Modeler is familiar. They have some similar concept and advantages.


For background story and design concept of Grid Modeler,

please visit my website :  https://www.kushirocg.com


Updates

Version 1.37.1

  • Fixed a compatibility problem with Machin3tool (again).

Version 1.36.0

  • Added support for Touch Pad for MacBook Air. 
    Now we can just pan and zoom in 3D viewport with touch pad

Version 1.35.0

  • Fixed a strange bug that cause compatibility problem with Machin3tools (the bug is not caused by Grid Modeler, but to avoid the bug, I updated the code to avoid it)

Version 1.34.0

  • Updated for supporting Blender 4.0.0 (fixed another API change of blender)

Version 1.33.0

  • Updated for supporting Blender 4.0.0

Version 1.32.1

  • Updated for Blender 3.5.0. Since blender will remove support for OpenGL, this update fixed the debug warnings from blender.

Version 1.32.0

  • Fixed a serious bug in last update. Please update to this version if you downloaded 1.31.0

Version 1.31.0

  • Fixed the Line Anti-Aliasing problem for Blender 3.5.0

Version 1.30.0

  • Since Blender 3.5.0, the use of OpenGL is deprecated and show warning about it. This update switch to blender's new GPU function. (however the function has problem for line smoothing)

Version 1.29.0

  • Added support for Blender 3.4.0 and above (there is some hidden API changes in 3.4 GPU api)

Version 1.28.0

  • Added support for Blender 3.2.0. (there is some changes in the key-input event handling in blender 3.2)




Sample Works



Useful Tips

1. Absolute size mode is very useful and recommended. It keep the same grid size, across any face, any objects. It can make whole scene very cool and clean.

2. Boolean Cut mode, work well on the borders, and it is fun and great. If it does not cut correctly, you may try to align the grid to that border edge (Ctrl + Click)

If the Boolean fail (it does not cut anything), you should adjust the "offset" parameter, to make the faces of the geometry not overlapping. (blender's boolean limitation)

Also, if the face's normal is flipped (incorrect normal), you may need to fix the mesh normals first.

3. You may select multiple faces (with same normal, co-planar) and use this tool. You can draw across multiple n-gons, it works great.


Known Issues and Limitation

1.This addon is a direct modeling tool, without modifiers. Boolean operation is destructive and apply directly. The resulting mesh is filled by blender's n-gon.

2. Overlapping shapes will cause strange geometry. However, you can overlap the shapes if you use "new face" mode, it will still create all shapes without problem.

3. This addon uses Blender's dissolve API, it is a bit unstable and it does not fill the faces correctly sometimes. (for n-gon and triangle fill modes)


Hardware Support

- Only standard mouse and keyboard are supported.

I only tested with standard mouse and keyboard. This addon does not officially support other device (eg: wacom tablet, 3d-mouse, vr glove, etc) yet.

Therefore, it may not work with your special hardware. I didn't test them.
Please reconsider before buying it, thank you. 


Download and Install

After purchase, you can download the zip file.

I uploaded two versions of Grid Modeler (one is latest, one is older), please install the latest file. The older file is for emergency only (if the latest one has critical bug).

Open Blender's Edit > Preference > Add-ons, then click install on the top of dialog.

Select the zip file to install. (Do not unzip it, the zip file has to be installed as a whole)

Update : 

When I release new update, I will announce it on Twitter. 

Please come back here and download it. Before update please uninstall the old one in blender and remove it completely. Then install the new zip file again. If there is any problem, you may contact me by email or Twitter.


Contacts and Support

Thank you for visiting! Hope you enjoy it.

If you like this product, please buy it to support my development.

I am interested in making different kinds of blender's addon, I enjoy it so much :)


* You only need to purchase once, and you can download updates for free !


You can use this addon for personal or commercial works.


If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me by email 

kushirocg@gmail.com


Twitter : https://twitter.com/kushirosea

Instagram : kushirocg


For more information and documentation, please visit my website:

https://www.kushirocg.com


Gumroad for Grid Modeler :  https://gumroad.com/l/VthLyO


My youtube channel  (contains videos of Grid Modeler)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxXI-jD_xf5_kBo2xHNQow

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Published almost 3 years ago
Blender Version 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0
License GPL
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