Accent Pro (Edit-Mode Layers)

by Minimalist Soft in Scripts and Addons

INSTALLATION

(Accent Pro for Blender is tested on Windows and Apple)


APPLE

Copy the Accent_Pro.py file to:

Harddrive (McIntosh HD) > Applications > Blender > Blender.app (right-click on Blender.app and “Show Package Contents”)> Contents > Resources > 2.7x > scripts > addons\

  • Start Blender and select: File > User Preferences > Add-ons \
  • Tick “3D View: Accent Pro”
  • Now you’re ready to start using modeling layers in edit mode.


WINDOWS

Copy the Accent_Pro.py file to:

  1. 64-bit: Windows (C:)\ Program Files > Blender Foundation > Blender > 2.7x > scripts > addons\
  2. 32-bit: Windows (C:)\ Program Files  (x86) > Blender Foundation > Blender > 2.7x > scripts > addons\
  • Start Blender and select: File > User Preferences > Add-ons \
  • Tick “3D View: Accent Pro”
  • Now you’re ready to start using modeling layers in edit mode.


WORKFLOW

Start a new box modeling session or begin with a low polycount model. Accent Pro can handle large polycounts if a low polycount model is started as the basis, and layers are not cleared after being saved to a given layer.

Divide the model up into the appropriate layers, being sure to name each layer and use all the faces in the model. If the layer is not set to "On, " the face will automatically hide when saved to a layer.

To save faces to a layer, press the save button. Additional faces can be added to a layer by selecting the face and then pressing the save button.


To clear a layer, press the clear button. Keep in mind that Accent Pro is designed for the precise, fast modeler, so the clear button clears the entire layer at once.


To view or hide a layer, press the layer visibility toggle button.


Thats it! Simply model as you would normally and Accent Pro does the rest.


MAIN BUTTONS

Show All: This button displays all layers at once except the frozen layers. If you accidentally hit the shortcut ALT + h to unhide all faces, reset Accent Pro by pressing the "Show All" button.


Solo Scroll: Solo scroll will set each layer to solo view as it scrolls through each layer. Solo scroll will override frozen layers and unlock them. The shortcut for Solo Scroll is: SHIFT + ' (Accent).


Invert Select: Invert select acts the same as a toggle button for selecting all visible items. Pressing it will either select the entire visible mesh or deselect it.


LAYER BUTTONS

Lock: Locking the layer will freeze the layer so that it can not be edited or accessed. When the "Show All" button is pressed, any layers that are hidden and locked will not be visible. Solo Scroll will override the Lock button.


Save: Selecting faces and pressing the "Save" button will save selected faces to a given layer. This button is accumulative as faces are selected and the button is pressed. So faces can be added as necessary to a given layer by pressing the "Save" button.


Delete: The delete button is created for speed. So, when pressed, it clears the entire layer- not selected faces.


Hide/ View: The hide/ view button will either hide or show the specific layer. This button will display a grey icon when no mesh data is present, and display a blue icon when mesh data has been saved to the layer.


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