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I've written a new tool in Python for Autodesk Maya called Nightshade Blockout.
This tool makes creating blockout/selection maps a piece of cake:
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/sc...shade-blockout

Features:
-Easy to use, no-bullshit user-interface.
-No need to clone your mesh(es) or use "Transfer Maps".
-One-click automagic color assignment.
-Proper non-overlapping shell padding (aka "Fill texture seams").
-Perfect, shadeless and artifact-free end results.
-Works on multiple multiple meshes (e.g. exploded meshes, etc).
-Smart file paths - auto-corrects missing file extensions.
-Works great together with Nightshade Color Splitter (downloadable here: http://martin.dahlin.net/scripts.html )
Nightshade UV Editor (Autodesk Maya): Extends Maya's default UV Texture Editor with additional tools to improve your workflow.
Nightshade Materializer (Autodesk Maya): Smart material manager and toolbox.
Nightshade Blockout (Autodesk Maya): Makes creating blockout/selection maps in Maya fast and smooth - as it always should've been.
Nightshade Kill Switch (Autodesk Maya): Instantly kill the Maya process from inside of Maya.
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Just tried this out and works great! I tried assigning the ddo material colors instead of the swatches in the script and it baked the color map no problem. This is a function from 3ds max that I was missing in maya Thanks!
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Looks awesome man - Was definitely looking for something like this to speed up my workflow. Can't wait to try it after I get home from work. Cheers
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Just tried this out and works great! I tried assigning the ddo material colors instead of the swatches in the script and it baked the color map no problem. This is a function from 3ds max that I was missing in maya Thanks!
Glad to hear they are fully compatible!
Nightshade UV Editor (Autodesk Maya): Extends Maya's default UV Texture Editor with additional tools to improve your workflow.
Nightshade Materializer (Autodesk Maya): Smart material manager and toolbox.
Nightshade Blockout (Autodesk Maya): Makes creating blockout/selection maps in Maya fast and smooth - as it always should've been.
Nightshade Kill Switch (Autodesk Maya): Instantly kill the Maya process from inside of Maya.
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nice! might try it out at work
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This is fantastic! The only issue I ran into is that the shelf icon doesn't seem to be included in the download. Or a read-me.

But I tried it, got the hang of it in a minute, and it works like an absolute charm. Love the UV editor, too. You make great tools.
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This is fantastic! The only issue I ran into is that the shelf icon doesn't seem to be included in the download. Or a read-me.

But I tried it, got the hang of it in a minute, and it works like an absolute charm. Love the UV editor, too. You make great tools.
Thank you for the kind words.
You are correct that the icon was missing - so I've uploaded a new zip file now on Creative Crash.
Nightshade UV Editor (Autodesk Maya): Extends Maya's default UV Texture Editor with additional tools to improve your workflow.
Nightshade Materializer (Autodesk Maya): Smart material manager and toolbox.
Nightshade Blockout (Autodesk Maya): Makes creating blockout/selection maps in Maya fast and smooth - as it always should've been.
Nightshade Kill Switch (Autodesk Maya): Instantly kill the Maya process from inside of Maya.
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Thank you so much, your Nightshade Blockout tool is Great. I really want to try the Nightshade Color Splitter but the download link have problem .
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Thank you so much, your Nightshade Blockout tool is Great. I really want to try the Nightshade Color Splitter but the download link have problem .
Thank you for your kind words.
The link should be working as the file is located on my server - but here's a mirror (speedy share):
http://www.speedyshare.com/ztz3q/NS-color-splitter.zip

Installation instructions are in the zip file.
Nightshade UV Editor (Autodesk Maya): Extends Maya's default UV Texture Editor with additional tools to improve your workflow.
Nightshade Materializer (Autodesk Maya): Smart material manager and toolbox.
Nightshade Blockout (Autodesk Maya): Makes creating blockout/selection maps in Maya fast and smooth - as it always should've been.
Nightshade Kill Switch (Autodesk Maya): Instantly kill the Maya process from inside of Maya.
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