Introduction
Usage
Videos
History
Requirements
Installation
Ordering

EasyRetopology is modern interactive cutting-edge tool to retopology geometry in background layer.

To make geometry you just have to draw lines in viewport. They are immediately snapped to background layer geometry while you move mouse. If lines intersect, point is made in that location, and when there is enough intersections between lines, geometry is automatically created.

On the left image you can see the plugin control panel.

If you don't see this after running the plugin you should press the 'n' key to open the Numeric options window.

Tolerance can be adjusted in the panel, or using right mouse button. It's very important parameter and must be properly set depending on scale of viewport.

Delete Last Line button deletes the last drawn line in the current session.

Delete All Lines button deletes all lines in the current session.

Update recalculates intersections between lines using local viewport projection matrix.

It's advised to download videos to disk using Save File As... and watch in off-line movie player.

Download animation (4.072 MB) illustrating EasyRetopology plugin at work with simple geometry! Animation made by Przemyslaw Gruchala.

Download animation (2.402 MB) illustrating EasyRetopology plugin at work with more complex real object lizard! Animation made by Przemyslaw Gruchala.

Changes made in the 1.1 (12-Jan-2009)

  • Fixed stability problem on some systems.

Changes made in the 1.0 (25-Oct-2008)

  • The first official Windows and Macintosh release.

Minimum Windows Requirements

  • LightWave v9.0+
  • Pentium or better
  • Windows 32 bit

Minimum Macintosh Requirements

  • LightWave v9.0+
  • Pentium or better
  • MacOS X

Installing the product

In order to install the program, please extract the archive to some location on your hard disk.

On Windows ®, the archive is in the ZIP format. You will need 3rd party software such as WinZIP, which you can download from http://www.winzip.com (it's not included in the package), or other compatible software to decompress the archive.

Windows XP ® has built-in ZIP support (simply right click on the archive’s icon, and choose ‘Extract all files...’).

On Macintosh ®, the archive is in the SIT format. You will need 3rd party software such as StuffIt, which you can download from http://www.stuffit.com (it's not included in the package), or compatible software to decompress the archive.

The LightWave ® plugin does not require files to be in specific locations, which is a very nice feature. But for easier file management it is recommended that the plugin files (i.e. those with .p extension) be copied to your LightWave ® plugins folder (f.e. LightWave\Plugins\).

Installing LightWave ® Modeler Plugins

Run the LightWave ® Modeler executable. Select pop-down menu Modeler > Utilities > Add Plugins..., then choose the folder containing the new plugins and select them. You should see a message from LightWave that the plugins have been added successfully. The changes will be saved to your configuration file when you quit the program.

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Uninstalling the product

Uninstalling LightWave ® Modeler Plugins

Run the LightWave ® Modeler executable. Select pop-down menu Modeler > Utilities > Edit Plugins..., then select the plugin files and press the Delete button. The changes will be saved to your configuration file when you quit the program. Now you can safely remove the files from your hard disk.

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Price

The price for a single license (product installed on the one machine) is 50 USD (United States Dollars).

On-line ordering

This is the preferred ordering method. It has several advantages:

  • Easy. You just need to type your personal and credit card details into the order form, and you will receive your goods within max. 48 hours.
  • Fast. Usually, you will receive the purchased products within an hour (depending on the time difference between where you live, and the hours we are working)!
  • Safe. You are sure your order won’t be stolen in transit, or held up by postal strikes etc.