"No button or window images"
If this is happening, put your images folder into your-
My docs > maya > 200# > scripts folder
This is said in the ReadMe in the zip, its where Tartarus reads the images. I'll put in a image check for the next version.
++ Updates soon to come!
Well, school finished and what I thought would be more free time ends up being taken up by work (mainly all the commuting is killing my time). I have changes for a version 2.13 now, but it is not ready for release. Including things like a shader network builder (Build your network before you make a single node), mass connection editor (connect one object to many objects or sequences of objects to other sequences), more retopping options, many more hair tool options, a gui that works in linux (FINALLY), and many scripts from my personal archive. The thing I'm waiting for is to get bugs worked out, but with little time, things have slowed down. I will try to get this up as soon as I can.
I'm happy to announce the release of Tartarus version 2.01-- So please, download the Tartarus Tool Box for Maya and try out the over 32+ functions/tools.
Here is a link to a Video Walkthrough explaining the 4 different layouts for Tartarus. Pick what layout is right for you --
Intro video to the new Gui for Tartarus V2.00
Duration - 3:51
Here is a link to a Video Walkthrough showing whats new to Tartarus V2.00 --
Video showing off the new features to Tartarus V2.00
Duration - 17:29
** IF YOU DOWNLOADED 2.00 AND ARE USING 2008 Ext 1 OR EARLIER **
Tartarus Version 2.0.1 --
-- The full Tartarus Window now launches propperly in maya 2008 and 8.5.
+I needed to toggle the soft selection slider in the Selectables> Edit Selection Options
.If you are using 2008 Ext 2, the soft selection slider works
.If you are using 2008 or earlier, the soft selection slider will not display
-- Now a link to the Slim Tartarus Window in the main pulldown.
++ New additions
I'm sure I'll leave something out, a lot was upgraded
GUI CHANGE! --
-- I feel this new GUI layout works better than the previous version of Tartarus.
.Easier to get to the function's/tool's options
.Show/Hide a pulldown menu in Tartarus
.Show/Hide Function/Tool list on the left
Tartarus Pulldown Menu --
-- These pulldown options open the desired function in a new window. This window is slim down version of the main window. This window also loads much faster than the Tartarus Window.
ALL PULLDOWNS AND WALKTHROUGHS/HELP TEXTS ARE DONE
Retopping options --
.Fixed a few issues in the functions
.You can now use the previous verts found in vert to closest vert on the same Master or a new Master object.
Hair Tools --
-- This is the next area for Tartarus to move into
.Easily move hair follicles over your object with sliders, select the follicle base first(NOT curve)
.Don't update the sliders to move other follicles to the location of the last hair follicle.
Delete Across Axis --
-- Pick a pos/neg axis to clear the faces off of an object.
Mirror/Combine Object Halves --
.Mirror Geometry across a chosen axis
.Move pivot to chosen axis on Combined or Mirrored geometry only, the non-combined original keeps its original pivot. With this off, Mirrored geometry has the same pivot point but mirrored on the axis
.Combine and merge halves is the same as it's been
Select Closest Vert to Vert --
-- Select components on Object 1 based on the distance per vertex on Object 2
++ Next Updates
--Better Button Icons for the Icon Layout
(** Tartarus will always be a work-in-progress, this modeling tool set will never be complete, there will always be more ideas to script and add. **)
Thanks for ideas --
While going through the steps of modeling, I've created a tool box with everything I needed to get a model created fast and some extra tools I've needed for tweeking or saving my butt on a rigging explosion. Now I'm still only a student in school (Kevin Edzenga, going to be Senior at the School of Visual Arts), but these tools have braught my time modeling as an intermediate to a new level.
I started writing them around early december 2007 and I haven't gone a day without using things like the quad sphere for a fast base to work into a head. Or the geometry brain to remember work I'd do with the sculpt geo tool. I would undo a bunch of sculpts back, and remember back to the point those verticies were at by using a slider to slider between both points, like a temparary blend shape.
The read me should have some information about each tool. I will be updating the help pulldowns for each tool in later versions.
This tool bin is rather large and I've altered my own workflow arround some of the functions I've written. So the forum should provide some further information about Tartarus.
Index from the Read Me :
++ Tartarus Functions and Tools -- Index
-Edge Ring Evaluation
`Smart Split Geometry
`Smart Reduce Geometry
-Split Selected Edge Ring
-Collapse Selected Edge Ring
.To Edge Ring and Collapse
.To Edge Loop and Delete
-Align Edges To Axis
.To Border/Edge Loop and Align
.To Selected Center and Align
-Delete Across Axis ** New in Tartarus V 2.00
.X, -X, Y, -Y, Z, and -Z
-Combine Object Halves
.Duplicate and Mirror Geometry ** New in Tartarus V 2.00
`X, Y, & Z Axes
.Move pivote to Mirror Axis
.Combine and Merge Objects
.Pull Cage to High Res Mesh
`Vertex To Same Number Vertex (Fastest)
`Vertex To Closest Vertex (Medium)
`Vertex To Face Normal Direction (Slowest)
-Generate Quad Sphere
.Create Quad Sphere
.Update Quad Sphere
.X Y Z Detail control
.Sphere Diameter Control
.Memorize Vertices Locations
.Remember Vertices Locations
.Edit Current Selection ** New in Tartarus V 2.00
`Soft Selection Fall Off Slider
`Grow Selection Slider
.Add Selected To "Select List"
.Select "Select List"
.Deselect "Select List"
.Toggle "Select List"
.Remove Selected Items from "Select List" ** New in Tartarus V 2.00
.Toggle Selected from being on/off the "Select List"
.Select Previously removed item(s)
.Select and Clear "Select List"
.Clear "Select List"
+Select Closest Vert to Vert ** New in Tartarus V 2.00
-Hair Tools --- ** New in Tartarus V 2.00
.Parameter U Slider
.Parameter V Slider
-Speed Up Maya Tools ---
-- Animation Assistant
-Animation Recall and Mirror ---
.Key Current Frame
.Recall Frame on Selected
.Mirror positioning with first selected
.Mirror Attributes on current controls
-Animation Looper ---
,Set the first and last frame of your animation, then set the range, start loop frame and end loop frame.
,Bake Looped Keys
(Below Images are from Tartarus V 1.6.3)
(Updated Images will come)
(The functions are still the same, the window has been updated)
- Some of the Functions -
- Animation Assistant -
- Quad Sphere -
- Geometry Brain -