Maya-Plugin with example implementation of the Siggraph 2015 paper "Dyadic T-mesh Subdivision"
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Maya-Plugin with example implementation of the Siggraph 2015 paper "Dyadic T-mesh Subdivision"


(developed on Xcode 6 / Maya 2014).

The plugin consists of a DAG node called TCCNode and two commands resetVtxRemapCmd and updateTCCDataCmd that help keep things in sync through topological edits etc.

There are several python scripts that support modelling with T-meshes.

  1. Copy Shelf_TCC.mel to shelves/ in your Maya preferences folder (e.g. ~/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/2014-x64/prefs).
  2. Copy the custom icons to icons/ in your Maya preferences folder.
  3. Compile the three projects and point Maya to the three plugin bundles. Make sure all three are loaded in Maya.
  4. add the python script folder to your Maya python path, and make sure all * files are loaded in Maya.

Quick Tutorial

  1. Find the TCC shelf in your Maya Shelf bar, and click the cube icon all the way on the left:

    Cube icon

    A cube is inserted into your 3D scene:

    3D cube

  2. Click on the interactive split tool...

    Interactive split icon

    ... and insert a single edge across a face:

    Split a face

  3. Click the sphere icon in the shelf to create a T-mesh subdivision node.

    Create TCCNode icon

    It will create a new shape TCC_pCube1 with the evaluated T-mesh subdivision mesh.

    Split a face

  4. Right-click and select vertex-face mode...

    Vertex Face Mode

    Mesh in Vertex Face Mode

    ... and select the two T-vertices.

    Select T-vertices

    Click on the Recycle icon to update the TCC topology

    Create TCCNode icon

    Update TCC-mesh

  5. Select the subdivided mesh

    Subdivided TCC-mesh

    In the Attribute Editor, find the TCC1 node's tab...

    TCC attribute editor tab

    and change the Subdivision Resolution from 3 to 5.

    Subdivided TCC-mesh