Turn_to_Poly : Modifier

Turn_to_Poly - superclass: modifier; super-superclass:MAXWrapper - 9:0 - classID: #(793333328, 1547135298)

Constructor

Turn_to_Poly ...

Properties:

<Turn_to_Poly>.keepConvex Boolean default: false -- animatable; boolean; Keep_Convex

Does not join across edges if the resulting polygon would not be convex. "Convex" means that you can connect any two points in the polygon with a line that doesn't go outside the polygon. A polygon is not convex if you can draw a line between vertices and that line lays outside of the polygon.

Problems that can occur with non-convex polygons include the fact that changes in the geometry of the input object can result in a different topology for the Turn To Poly result. For instance, in a box, if you drag one of the top corners across the middle of the top face, the box becomes non-convex. Turn To Poly would then see this as two triangles instead of one quad, and the number of points in the result would change.

<Turn_to_Poly>.limitPolySize Boolean default: false -- animatable; boolean; Limit_Polygon_Size

Limits the number of sides to a polygon so that the surface is better defined. For example, you might want to produce a polymesh of triangles and quads, or one composed of all triangles, rather than joining together more than two triangles into pentagons, hexagons, and so on.

<Turn_to_Poly>.maxPolySize Integer default: 4 -- animatable; integer; Max_Polygon_Size

The maximum number of sides to a polygon.

<Turn_to_Poly>.requirePlanar Boolean default: false -- animatable; boolean; Require_Planar_Polygons

Creates polygons composed of flat planes. Does not join faces together across an edge if the edge has a sharper angle than the threshold listed.

<Turn_to_Poly>.planarThresh Float default: 15.0 -- animatable; angle; Planar_Threshold

Controls the threshold of the angle between polygonal planes.

<Turn_to_Poly>.removeMidEdgeVertices Boolean default: true -- boolean; Remove_Mid_Edge_Vertices

 

<Turn_to_Poly>.selectionConversion Integer default: 0 -- integer; Selection_Conversion

 

<Turn_to_Poly>.useSoftSelection Boolean default: true -- boolean; Use_Soft_Selection

Affects the action of sub-object Move, Rotate, and Scale functions. When these are on, 3ds Max applies a spline curve deformation to unselected vertices surrounding the transformed selected sub-object. This provides a magnet-like effect, with a sphere of influence around the transformation. Use this when you want to preserve the soft selection from beneath. For example, if Use Soft Selection is on when you select vertices on an editable mesh, and you apply Turn To Poly with Include Soft Selection on, then the same soft selection will apply to the polymesh vertices. Default=on.

Important: Be aware that when Include Soft Selection is on, bound vertices can turn to meshes.

For more information, see Soft Selection Rollout

<Turn_to_Poly>.selectionLevel Integer default: 0 -- integer; Selection_Level

These options set the sub-object selection level for passing up the rest of the stack.

0: From Pipeline. Uses the equivalent of whatever the input object uses. (Patch level becomes face level, and so on.). For example, if you create a box, convert it to an editable mesh in face mode and apply a Turn To Poly modifier to it, 3ds Max passes a sub-object selection in face mode up the stack. The Turn To Poly modifier takes the sub-object face selection into account and selects the polygons that derive from the face selection.

1: Object. Uses object as the selection level for passing up the rest of the stack.

2: Edge. Uses edge as the sub-object selection level for passing up the rest of the stack.

3: Vertex. Uses vertex as the sub-object selection level for passing up the rest of the stack.

4: Face. Uses face as the sub-object selection level for passing up the rest of the stack.

See also

Modifier Common Properties, Operators, and Methods

MAXWrapper Common Properties, Operators, and Methods

Value Common Properties, Operators, and Methods