2008 Max Boughen
Can be used on a PC, read instructions below.
MBclipboard allows the user to hold 5 pieces of geometry in a cache. This cache will remain present even if your computer restarts. It is then possible to reference, open or import these cached slots. These cached slots can be filled with either shaded or bare wireframe alternatives.
On a Mac:
Place the "MBClipboard" folder on root directory of the HDD.
Execute in script editor.
/////INFORMATION FOR CHANGING LOCATION OF MBCLIPBOARD AND ALLOWING USE ON PC.
If you wish to put it somewhere else then change the location of the icons in the mel script so that that points to it.
i.e. 'MBClipboard/wire.xpm' could become '/Users/Shared/Autodesk/maya/MBClipboard/wire.xpm' if that is where you would want to put them.
also instances of '/MBClipboard/cache' should become '/Users/Shared/Autodesk/maya/MBClipboard/cache' in this case.
If you wish to make this tool function on a PC or Linux, then you will need to change the address of these locations to suit the directory structure. In addition, you may need to change the direction of these '//' to these ''.
The design of the GUI has 6 buttons in a row and there are 5 rows. Each set of buttons does the same thing, but for that cache bank. There are 5 banks.
Explanation of buttons from left to right:
- Button 1
Copies just the wireframe data of the selection to the cache.
- Button 2
Copies the wireframe and shader data of the selection to the cache.
- Button 3
Imports the cache to the current scene.
- Button 4
Opens the cache to a new scene.
- Button 5
References in the cache to the the current scene.
- Button 6
This indicates if the cache is occupied, pressing it will empty the slot.
'Clear Cache' empties all of the caches.
'Close' closes the window.