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Shape Gen Add-on Update: Presets and UV Mapping


Mark Kingsnorth writes:

Last month I added some new features to the Shape Generator add-on.

1. Presets

You can now add, edit and save lots of preset configurations for different shapes. I have included a small set of example configurations in a separate zip file - see the documentation tab on how to install them.

2. UV Mapping

I've also updated the add-on to do a better job of mapping UVs by default. A UV tile will be mapped to each extruded face. This will help you quickly add textures to objects like this:

My next plans are to upgrade all my add-ons to Blender 2.8.

This and all the add-ons I used to make the title image are available at the Blender Market.

About the Author

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Mark has over 20 years experience as a software developer and technical lead, having worked in the financial sector, cyber security and for central government. A chartered engineer, he has experience in a range of software from large scale databases running big data analysis to web applications and services. He has led teams of software developers and still enjoys building applications himself. In recent years he has gained popularity from developing creative tools to support professionals, educators and hobbyists alike.

1 Comment

  1. Really enjoy your add-ons. They're fun for exploration of forms. IMO these are some of the most useful add-ons for bringing concept ideas together . . . and they can be used as a fantastic basis with which to construct more detailed forms from if desired. Another great update, Mark!

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