TrueFillet is LightWave Modeler interactive tool to round sharp vertices.
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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.
Segments parameter defines number of new segments that will be created in place of each selected vertex. Total number of new points will be Segments plus one. You can control this parameter with mouse in any view port by right clicking and dragging mouse to left or right. Introduced in version 1.7.
Direction parameter defines direction of rounded curve. It can be smooth Forward, or sharp Backward for making special effects (it usually needs yet another running TrueFillet with much smaller parameters on the new first and last vertices to smooth them).
Mode parameter defines whether tool will use absolute distance in meters, or use percent of edge length.
Distance parameter defines distance from selected vertex where first and last point on rounded curve will be placed on edge. In Mode set to Metric this parameter is in meters, but in Percent 0.0 means 0% and 1.0 means 100%! You can control this parameter with mouse in any view port by clicking and dragging mouse to left or right.
Download TrueFillet v1.8 for Windows 32 bit (65692 bytes).
Download TrueFillet v1.8 for Windows 64 bit (49953 bytes).
Download TrueFillet v1.8 for Macintosh UB (64440 bytes).
Download TrueFillet v1.3 for Macintosh CFM (11302 bytes).
Changes made in the 1.8 (14-Jan-2009)
- The first official Macintosh UB release.
Changes made in the 1.7 (25-Oct-2007)
- The first official Windows 64 bit release.
- Fixed interactive smoothness.
- Added interactive way to adjust Segments parameter using right mouse button.
Changes made in the 1.5 (17-Mar-2007)
- Fixed rounding routine. It's matching sphere now.
Changes made in the 1.3 (5-Oct-2006)
- The first official Macintosh release.
Changes made in the 1.2 (16-Sep-2006)
- Fixed interactivity problem with Distance parameter.
Changes made in the 1.0 (14-Sep-2006)
- The first official Windows release.
Minimum Windows Requirements
- LightWave v6+
- Pentium or better
- Windows 32 bit
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.
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.