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HOW DOES PLACE PEOPLE WORK?

PLACE PEOPLE is a plugin that includes two basic components:

  • A modifier called "P3D_PlacePeople" that can be assigned to any Populate character (PopSkinObject class object). It will create a Dummy helper that allows to place, move and rotate the PopSkinObject.
  • A FloaterRollout macrosript "PLACE PEOPLE" that can be assigned to any user control UI (main menu, rirght click menu...) that allows the creation of complete Flows following a 3D spline, IdleAreas from any spline, Queues of people following a 3D path, all of them glued to any geometry surface.

You can use it to create new characters through the macroscript or directly by assigning the modifier to existing PopSkinObjects.

For PCs without purchase license, the same plugin files can be installed and will allow to load scenes with the P3D_PlacePeople modifier applied, and to work and render with these scenes. However, user won't be able to change anything from PopSkinObjects with this modifier applied, except moving/rotating them through their Dummy controller.

You can download the free version of the modifier from here. Place it in your '#startupScripts' folder or run it before loading any scene containing characters with this modifier applied.

To protect existing or created PopSkinObjects from deletion when clicking the 'Simulate' button from the 'Populate Toolset' in 3ds Max, or when using the PLACE PEOPLE plugin, the plugin allows to easily save all Populate elements (PopSkinObjects, Flows and IdleAreas) to external XRefScenes, automatically increasing the choosen filename in each save action and loading this file as an XRefScene of the actual scene.

You can merge your XRefScenes at any time if you need to.

 

IdleArea Portada

 

PLACE PEOPLE  FLOATER ROLLOUT

  1. GENERAL PARAMS
  2. FLOW PARAMS
  3. IDLE AREA PARAMS
  4. QUEUE PARAMS
  5. GLUE TO SURFACE PARAMS
  6. GENERATE PEOPLE PARAMS
  7. CLOSING PLACE PEOPLE  FLOATER ROLLOUT

 

P3D_PlacePeople  MODIFIER

 

KNOWN ISSUES/LIMITATIONS

 

NEW VERSIONS IMPROVEMENTS